“In middle-income countries, it may be that growth has lifted all the poor out of poverty who can be lifted; for the rest, social policy will be needed (Raj M. Desai 2015).”
There are panels looking at everything from mining to wildlife to carbon to water, with big themes cross-cutting on: Scarcity, politics and securitization; Resource grabbing…
The first in a series of Land Policy Bulletins from a new DFID-supported programme – LEGEND – came out recently.
A great new book is just out by Morten Jerven called Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong.
Korea′s poverty gap is widening despite government policies.
No ‘good’ projects were convincing enough to scale up. ‘Good’ projects were chosen with political, institutional, subjective and unconvincing reasons.
Yesterday, IDS-JICA-AFD held a joint book launch in Paris.
FRONTIERS IN DEVELOPMENT 2014: Ending Extreme Poverty has started at USAID, hosted by Dr. Raj Shah.
Sarah Cook, Director of UNRISD, talked about the role of social policy in the post 2015 development agenda.
There are half a billion people who are poor over many years or for a lifetime.