Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

How the urban poor define and measure food security

Urban food security, or its lack, is attracting growing interest in global policy debates. Glaringly missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the urban poor. To fill this … Continue reading

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 · Leave a comment

Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities

Since 2000, gentrification and cultural displacement have grown in American cities, while many low-income neighborhoods and towns remain starved of investment. Gentrification is a process where areas with traditionally lower … Continue reading

Saturday, 6 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Daily practices of informality amidst urban poverty

The contribution of this report is the empirical support to an argument that South Africa is struggling to address problems of poverty and inequality because many of the processes that … Continue reading

Monday, 7 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Advantage or paradox: The challenge for children and young people of growing up urban

The report, Advantage or Paradox: The Challenge for children and young people growing up urban reveals that not all children in cities benefit from the so-called ‘urban advantage’ – the … Continue reading

Sunday, 2 December 2018 · Leave a comment

An Optimistic View of the Long-Run Evolution of Poverty in Indonesia

Indonesia has achieved well-documented and drastic improvements in average incomes and in the reduction of poverty. Much research has discussed this progress. This paper adds to the literature with a … Continue reading

Thursday, 7 January 2016 · Leave a comment

Energy Access and Urban Poverty

The great majority of people without access to modern energy services are rural and, rightly, much of the discussion on energy access focuses on how to reach them. However, despite … Continue reading

Saturday, 12 December 2015 · 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

Is the Devil in the Details? Estimating Global Poverty

Economists’ assumptions, even about seemingly “small” matters, make an enormous difference to global poverty estimates but their impact often goes unnoticed, and the choices made have been badly justified. We … Continue reading

Sunday, 4 October 2015 · Leave a comment