Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Follow the Money: Equitably financing child survival

Four years on from the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, child mortality rates continue to fall, yet big inequalities in child survival persist. Deprived and marginalised children are far … Continue reading

Thursday, 11 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Formalising the informal economy – Argentina, Costa Rica, Philippines and Kenya

This paper seeks to summarise the findings of the case studies that have been carried out over the last year as part of a joint initiative between the International Trade … Continue reading

Thursday, 14 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Beyond the Nation State – Regional Social Policy for SDGs

Effective regional mechanisms are no longer confined to trade, finance and labour policy, but have increasingly been able to initiate regional social policies across a wide range of sectors. Building … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 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

Technology, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“In this briefing, we discuss the technology–migration nexus and show its significance to a range of SDGs and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We demonstrate that migrants are … Continue reading

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 · Leave a comment

A good life for all within planetary boundaries

Humanity faces the challenge of how to achieve a high quality of life for over 7 billion people without destabilizing critical planetary processes. Using indicators designed to measure a ‘safe … Continue reading

Thursday, 8 February 2018 · Leave a comment

Do we need a new economics for sustainable development?

Neoclassical theory at the micro and macro levels has influenced thinking patterns in a period when development has become unsustainable in many ways. Climate change is one example, loss of … Continue reading

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 · Leave a comment

Innovations in Care: New Concepts, New Actors, New Policies

The Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality marks an unprecedented advance in the care agenda in terms of the visibility of care as a central dimension of sustainable development. … Continue reading

Friday, 7 April 2017 · Leave a comment

Will Habitat III defend the human right to the city?

The Right to the City idea challenges us first and foremost as individuals to decide what basic human rights – such as land, housing, water and sanitation – are “non-negotiable” … Continue reading

Friday, 13 May 2016 · Leave a comment