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Social Mobility in Developing Countries. Concepts, Methods, and Determinants (Open Access Book)

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18 Jan 2022

2021/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); research paper; Author(s): Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen (eds)

Social mobility — defined as the ability to move from a lower to a higher level of education or occupational status, or from a lower to a higher social class or income group — is the hope of economic development and the mantra of a good society. This open access book by UNU-WIDER brings together leading scholars from different disciplines working on social mobility, presents an overview of the state-of-the art in the subject and covers all important dimensions of social mobility in developing countries

The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling (Open Access)

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18 Jan 2022

2021/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; book; Author(s): Max Gallien, Florian Weigand (eds)

This book offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends. Divided into six parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looks at the smuggling of specific goods – from rice and gasoline to wildlife, weapons, and cocaine.

China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice

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09 Dec 2021

2021/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Bulletin; Author(s): Xiaoyun Li, Jing Gu and Chuanhong Zhang (eds.)

China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest South–South cooperation (SSC) provider and the second largest economy in the world, China’s development activities overseas have spurred intense debate over its role as a rising power in international development. This issue  brings together studies of the primary institutions and policies that are guiding China’s activities in development cooperation

Decolonisation: A Past That Keeps Questioning Us

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11 Nov 2021

2021/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Challenges special issue; Author(s): Graduate Institute

"In the context of a lingering Eurocentrism, not least within academia, scholars and development professionals are increasingly calling for the decolonisation of their respective fields. However, as nationalist ideologues from Europe to Asia have shown, the challenges to effective decolonial action go well beyond intellectual intransigence: the prospects for a neo-imperialist subversion of the decolonial discourse itself remain alarmingly real", write Grégoire Mallard, Dominic Eggel, and Marc Galvin in the introduction to the special issue of the Graduate Institute's Global Challenges series.

Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Migration and Social Protection

28 Oct 2021

2021/10 – International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); research paper; Author(s): Ritu Bharadwaj et al.

There are several aspects of climate-induced short-term or circular migration, especially in combination with other socio-economic factors, that are not fully understood. Without reliable data on the pattern of circular migration, policymakers can not recognise or address migrants’ needs, issues and vulnerabilities. This paper provides an understanding of what drives migration, the patterns associated with it, its issues and consequences, and provide broader policy recommendations.

Unmasking Disparities by Ethnicity, Caste and Gender

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15 Oct 2021

2021/10 – Oxford Department of International Development (ODID); Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021

The global MPI report by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and UNDP provides a comprehensive picture of acute multidimensional poverty to inform the work of countries and communities building a more just future for the global poor. Its findings are a call to action for policymakers everywhere. Across the 5.9 billion people who live in the 109 countries studied, more than one in five live in multidimensional poverty.

Origins, Evolution and Future of Global Development Cooperation: The Role of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

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30 Sep 2021

2021/09 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); book; Author(s): Gerardo Bracho, Richard Carey, Stephan Klingebiel, Alexandra Trzeciak-Duval (eds.)

Since its foundation in 1961, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – nerve centre of the aid effort of the “rich” countries – has played a central role in the post-war aid system. This open-access book traces the history of the institution and reflects on its future. How intense diplomacy led to the creation of the OECD itself and the DAC is disclosed here for the first time.

Report: Interconnected Disaster Risks 2020/2021

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16 Sep 2021

2021/09 – United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Author(s): United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (Unu-Ehs)

This report analyses 10 interconnected disasters that took place in 2020/2021. They were selected for their notoriety and representation of larger global issues, which have changed or will change our lives across the world. Society will likely remember most of these disasters as tragic, but largely isolated events that affected certain parts of the world for a period of time. This report explains that these events are only the tip of the iceberg, by highlighting how these events are interconnected with each other, with other larger processes, as well as with our action or inaction. They can lead to future disasters or will worsen existing problems such as biodiversity loss or poverty.

Transboundaries - African Heterodox Ideologies for the Realisation of Sustainable Development in the Continent

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02 Sep 2021

2021/08 – Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); research paper; Author(s): Nicholas Orago

This study undertakes an analysis of Sub-Saharan African perspectives on ways leading to climate-friendly sustainable development pathways, through a heterodox lens. The study includes a broad mapping of ideas: from green growth to heterodox socio-economic models, from eco-theology to the philosophy of Ubuntu, from eco-feminism to using law as a ordering tool to enforce sustainable development.

Handbook on Social Protection Systems

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19 Aug 2021

2021/08 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); research paper; Author(s): Esther Schüring and Markus Loewe (eds.)

This exciting and innovative open access handbook provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia.

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