Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Reproduction of Inequalities in the Implementation of Social Policies

The main goal is to identify and take inventory of the different mechanisms through which the day-to-day operations of government and the encounters between service workers and users may engender … Continue reading

Saturday, 16 February 2019 · Leave a comment

Time for a new approach to environmental and social protection at multilateral development banks

Current MDB safeguards do not address the core developmental problem facing environmental and social oversight – weak legal frameworks and implementation capacity. Protecting against negative environmental and social impacts from … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas

Most safety net programs in low and middle-income countries have hitherto been conceived for rural areas. Yet as the global urban population increases and poverty urbanizes, it becomes of utmost … Continue reading

Monday, 7 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Connections and the allocation of public benefits

In Vietnam, politically connected households are able to receive support without being reprimanded by the community.. Using panel data, we find evidence that households with connections to local government are … Continue reading

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 · 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

Socioeconomic Welfare among Gender and Sexuality Non-normative People in India

This case study explores the socioeconomic experiences of gender and sexuality minority peoples in India, especially in respect of ways in which sexual and gender ‘difference’ may be correlated to … Continue reading

Thursday, 5 February 2015 · Leave a comment

Social security facing increased mobility of the global workforce

Worldwide, there are over a billion internal and international migrants. One driving factor for migration is often the search for better conditions of work and employment, which for many is … Continue reading

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 · Leave a comment

Rapidly urbanising Nepal and youth unemployment present challenges to security provision

Rapidly urbanising Nepal and youth unemployment present challenges to security provision. Last month’s budget announcement for 2014-15 highlighted the problem of unemployment and youth drain from rural areas but made … Continue reading

Monday, 18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Conditionally yours: An analysis of the policy conditions attached to IMF loans

Loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) largely come with policy change conditions attached – conditions that the IMF has played a significant role in developing. Criticisms of the excessive … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 April 2014 · Leave a comment