Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is becoming irrelevant to climate policy. By seeking consensus and avoiding controversy, the organization is suffering from the streetlight effect — focusing ever … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Next for Social Protection?

The rapid ascendancy of social protection up the development policy agenda in the past ten to 15 years raises questions about whether its current prominence will be sustained, or whether … Continue reading

Thursday, 26 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Impact Investing: The Invisible Heart of Markets

The world is on the brink of a revolution in how we solve society’s toughest problems. The force driving this revolution is “impact investing”, which harnesses entrepreneurship, innovation and capital … Continue reading

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dynamic Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

Article by Lucie Vidovicova contained in the book “Challenges of Ageing Societies in the Visegrad Countries”. The book covers a comprehensive picture of the challenges of ageing in the Central … Continue reading

Sunday, 15 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing Global Environments

UNESCO’s World Social Science Report 2013 – Social scientists need to collaborate more effectively with colleagues from the natural, human and engineering sciences to deliver relevant, credible knowledge that can … Continue reading

Monday, 18 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Mineral Rents and the Financing of Social Policy

Mineral wealth is not a curse but an economic opportunity. UNRISD research suggests that when countries carefully balance productive and redistributive goals, mineral wealth can be harnessed for equitable and … Continue reading

Monday, 10 December 2012 · Leave a comment

Blinded by Expertise

Rich Tafel – The industrial age broke us into separate social systems—education, health, judicial, etc. The information age created experts who often had multiple degrees to prove it. Together, we’ve … Continue reading

Saturday, 3 November 2012 · Leave a comment