Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Social capital and household vulnerability

The empirical results indicate that both commune shocks and household shocks are associated with the higher likelihood of having state-run group memberships, except for the case of the political party. … Continue reading

Thursday, 3 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Gendered strategies of Hanoi’s street food vendors

Drawing upon examples of street vendors in Hanoi, this study explores gendered strategies to adapt to rapid urbanization, and how street vendors’ responses, in turn, shape the current informal food … Continue reading

Friday, 22 December 2017 · Leave a comment

How to build a data revolution

This video series by UNU-WIDER tells the story of Viet Nam’s data revolution. To build on its success in poverty reductions, the country needed better data to continue pressing forward … Continue reading

Thursday, 27 July 2017 · Leave a comment

Nature-based solutions for building resilience in towns and cities

Case studies from the Greater Mekong Subregion – This publication emphasizes the need to recognize rehabilitating natural systems with nature based solutions as key for building sustainability and resilience in … Continue reading

Monday, 12 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Crossing to safety

Two people die on the roads each minute worldwide, 1.24 million people each year.Without interventions, annual deaths on the roads are predicted to surge to 1.9 million by 2020. Globally, … Continue reading

Thursday, 21 January 2016 · 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

Reducing all Forms of Child Poverty: The Need for Comprehensive Measurement

Despite widespread investments in child poverty reduction, the way in which child poverty is measured presents a narrow and partial picture. Current practice is still biased towards measuring static and … Continue reading

Monday, 7 September 2015 · Leave a comment

The Emergence of an LGBT Movement in Vietnam

Vietnam’s laws, policies and decrees do not explicitly discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals but their rights are not legally protected and they are socially marginalised. The … Continue reading

Thursday, 19 June 2014 · Leave a comment