Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Who Are the World’s Poor? A New Profile of Global Multidimensional Poverty

Who are the world’s poor? This paper presents a new global profile of multidimensional poverty using three specifications of multidimensional poverty. The paper draws comparisons with the global monetary poverty … Continue reading

Thursday, 10 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Social capital and household vulnerability

The empirical results indicate that both commune shocks and household shocks are associated with the higher likelihood of having state-run group memberships, except for the case of the political party. … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Poverty reduction 1990-2013: Did MDGs adoption and state capacity matter?

While poverty reduction remains central in the Post-2015 Agenda, its determinants remain debated in the literature, especially the role of structural conditions related to governance. This paper provides an assessment … Continue reading

Sunday, 14 October 2018 · Leave a comment

Mapping Society (UCL free book)

From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth century … Continue reading

Monday, 24 September 2018 · Leave a comment

A poor means test?

Proxy-means tests (PMTs) are popular for poverty-targeting with imperfect information. In a widely-used version, a regression for log consumption calibrates a PMT score based on covariates, which is then implemented … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 May 2018 · Leave a comment

CCTs Improve Employment and Earnings in the Very Long-Term

We assess long-term impacts of the Mexican conditional cash transfer (CCT) program on youth employment and earnings. We rely on the original random assignment into early and late treatment localities, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 · Leave a comment

Determinants of Intra-ASEAN Migration

International labor mobility in Southeast Asia has risen drastically in recent decades and is expected to continue increasing with the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic … Continue reading

Thursday, 30 March 2017 · Leave a comment

The Politics of Inclusive Development

It is now widely accepted that politics plays a significant role in shaping the possibilities for inclusive development. However, the specific ways in which this happens across different types and … Continue reading

Monday, 27 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Enhancing Productivity in the Urban Informal Economy

The report argues for a radical and new policy paradigm, to promote inclusion of informal workers in urban dialogues, and mainstream the informal economy in urban policies and strategies. Over … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 January 2017 · Leave a comment