Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informal work in sub-Saharan Africa – Dead end or stepping-stone?

Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labor markets of many low- and middle-income countries. A key issue in this regard concerns the … Continue reading

Thursday, 20 January 2022 · Leave a comment

Neoliberalism and the state in the African city: informality, accumulation and the rebirth of a Ugandan Market

This article stresses the value of viewing urban development through a critical lens that focuses on questions surrounding neoliberalism and the state, highlighting how such an approach can provide important … Continue reading

Thursday, 9 December 2021 · Leave a comment

De-Democratisation and the Rights of Street Vendors

For a large segment of the urban poor in Kampala, Uganda, street vending has long served as a key livelihood strategy in the absence of formal employment opportunities and a … Continue reading

Saturday, 9 January 2021 · Leave a comment

Information technology and political engagement

This paper contributes to our understanding of inequalities in political participation by assessing the causal and heterogeneous effects of access to means of communication. In doing so we seek to … Continue reading

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

Despite innovation efforts and optimism across the development sector, few innovations lead to actual sustainable, systemic change. Too often the barriers are political – factors such as motivation, power and … Continue reading

Monday, 4 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Uganda: Government Sued Over Maternal Healthcare

Uganda’s government currently finds itself the subject of unwanted attention following the decision of more than 50 civil society groups to seek legal recourse that could fundamentally call into question … Continue reading

Sunday, 21 October 2012 · Leave a comment