Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

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

A new urban agenda?

David Satterthwaite – Will Habitat III Get Buy-In From Local Actors? The text for what is termed “The New Urban Agenda” is being prepared for agreement by national government representatives … Continue reading

Thursday, 24 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Tapping the Sustainable Development Goals for progressive gender equity and equality policy?

This article examines the new agenda for sustainable development adopted by the United Nations, to see if it contains policies for gender equity and equality as well as for sustainable … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Public-Private Partnerships and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Fit for purpose?

PPPs received significant attention at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa and feature dominantly in the G20 platform as well as in the policy recommendations … Continue reading

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 · Leave a comment

The futures past of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

This special issue of International Affairs, launched on International Women’s Day 2016, explores the potential and limits of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, a global policy architecture supporting gender … Continue reading

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Inclusive urbanization: Can the 2030 Agenda be delivered without it?

Governments are wary of rapid urbanization, yet eager for the economic benefits that cities bring. The resulting tension is reflected in exclusionary cities created through strategies that privilege economic growth … Continue reading

Saturday, 5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Power and the Sustainable Development Goals: a feminist analysis

This article offers a power analysis of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process and outcomes, from a feminist perspective. Many see, in the SDGs, several opportunities for progress on gender … Continue reading

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Reorienting health aid to meet post-2015 global health challenges

Global development assistance for health (DAH) increased substantially in the MDGs era, from US $10.8 billion in 2001 to $28.1 billion by 2012 (in 2010 US dollars), and it played … Continue reading

Monday, 22 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Developing and testing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal’s targets and indicators – a five-city study

This paper reports the findings of a unique comparative pilot project involving co-production between researchers and local authority officials in five diverse secondary and intermediate cities: Bangalore (Bengaluru), India; Cape … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 February 2016 · Leave a comment