Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

Missing the Millennium Development Goal targets for water and sanitation in urban areas

David Satterthwaite – This paper reviews progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in urban areas. Drawing on UN data, it shows the disastrous performance of many … Continue reading

Monday, 11 April 2016 · Leave a comment