Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South

The fact that women have achieved higher levels of political inclusion within low- and middle-income countries has generated much speculation about whether this is reaping broader benefits in tackling gender-based … Continue reading

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 · Leave a comment

On the Ways of Knowing and Understanding Informality

In the mainstream international development discourse, one often finds a general dualistic outlook in classifying the concept of (urban) informality, seen to be strikingly different from the formal, regulated economic … Continue reading

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 · Leave a comment

Invisible Women in History and Global Studies

This article questions the continuing invisibility of the significant scale of the involvement of women in historical movements/moments. The focus is on Mahatma Gandhi-led Civil Disobedience movement (1930–1933), which was … Continue reading

Friday, 3 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Breaking the Multiple Constraints on Poor Women’s Livelihoods

Naila Kabeer et al. – The Discussion Paper assesses the success of two pilot projects—one in West Bengal, India and the other in Sindh, Pakistan—in ‘graduating’ poor women out of … Continue reading

Friday, 26 October 2012 · Leave a comment