Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Migration Governance in Southeast Asia

Contrary to prevailing discourse, migration governance in Southeast Asia is rich and varied, offering a range of regional, bilateral and subnational regimes. Many commentators characterize Southeast Asia as lacking adequate … Continue reading

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Moving Beyond GDP: New Regional Social Progress Index

The draft version of the regional Social Progress Index, released today for public comment, aims to measure the social progress for 272 European regions as a complement to traditional measures of … Continue reading

Thursday, 18 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Poverty reduction and social development in post-conflict countries

Conflict depletes all forms of human and social capital, as well as supporting institutions. The scale of the human damage can overwhelm public action, as there are many competing priorities … Continue reading

Sunday, 18 October 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

Disrupting migration stories: reading life histories through the lens of mobility and fixity

It has been argued that the ‘mobility turn’ is overcelebratory regarding human movement across space. Yet, critical studies of mobilities have emerged that refute this, demonstrating how various forms and … Continue reading

Thursday, 6 August 2015 · Leave a comment

A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda

The stretch required for low-income countries (LICs) to achieve SDG targets is generally greater than for middle-income and high-income countries (MICs and HICs). The gaps identified indicate where most work is … Continue reading

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Social Drivers of Sustainable Development

A new development agenda will need to look behind the symptoms to tackle the structural causes or drivers of poverty, inequality, social injustice and environmental degradation in order to create … Continue reading

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Fiscal Space for Social Protection: Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries

It is often argued that social protection is not affordable or that government expenditure cuts are inevitable during adjustment periods. But there are alternatives, even in the poorest countries. This … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 · Leave a comment

The Quality of Economic Growth and Why it Matters

As the signs of negative impact of global climate change are becoming evident, and especially in the aftermath of the global economic turndown, societies had a choice — either reframe … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 April 2015 · Leave a comment