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

Report on the World Social Situation

Universal social protection is a potent development policy tool that can alleviate poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Few countries have been able to reduce poverty and improve living conditions on … Continue reading

Monday, 16 July 2018 · Leave a comment

The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries

This paper: (i) examines the latest IMF government spending projections for 187 countries between 2005 and 2020; (ii) reviews 616 IMF country reports in 183 countries to identify the main … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Policy brief – The Forthcoming Adjustment Shock

According to IMF projections, 2016 marks the beginning of a second, major period of expenditure contraction globally. This ILO paper questions if the projected fiscal contraction trajectory—in terms of timing, … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 · Leave a comment