Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda

This article presents the results of a consultative exercise to collaboratively identify 100 research questions of critical importance for the post-2015 international development agenda. The final shortlist is grouped into … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 · Leave a comment

The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries

This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Policy brief – The Forthcoming Adjustment Shock

According to IMF projections, 2016 marks the beginning of a second, major period of expenditure contraction globally. This ILO paper questions if the projected fiscal contraction trajectory—in terms of timing, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Leave no one behind: the real bottom billion

As the Millennium Development Goals draw to a close, and their replacement, the Sustainable Development Goals, are agreed by UN governments, close to a billion people remain in extreme poverty, … Continue reading

Sunday, 1 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Economic growth is unlikely to get us to the UN’s Global Goals

A report developed by Deloitte UK, in conjunction with Social Progress Imperative, found that even high economic growth will not get the world close to meeting the UN’s new Global … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 · Leave a comment

What might Slum Dwellers want from the SDGs?

This blog is drawn from an interview with Jockin Arputham who founded the first national slum dweller federation in India in 1976 and went on to ally this with Mahila Milan, … Continue reading

Monday, 5 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Cities respond: Testing the urban SDG indicators

With the Sustainable Development Goals now finalized, all eyes turn to the critical task of defining how to track progress on these global aims. How are local authorities responding to … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Inextricably interlinked: The urban SDG and the new development agenda

A piece of excellent news is that we can proudly celebrate the inclusion of SDG11 — “Make cities and human settlements safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable” — among the 17 … Continue reading

Saturday, 19 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Oxfam’s response to World Bank’s consultation on gender

Oxfam welcomes this comprehensive concept note, particularly its clarity that women’s empowerment is central to poverty reduction and shared prosperity; that women’s economic empowerment requires parallel progress in women’s political, … Continue reading

Friday, 21 August 2015 · Leave a comment