This book presents an assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration.
This working paper analyses perception data for over 15 thousand citizens in 40 countries and finds that when individuals perceive the adverse social effects of inequality, it is more likely that they demand more redistribution from their governments. However the challenge is for governments and practitioners to act quickly when inequality is starting to rise in order to capitalise the support towards redistributive policies
The service characteristics approach, described in this paper, was developed as a tool to explain the political dynamics of particular services. It has been tested and elaborated in discussion with specialists in health, education, water and sanitation, focusing on current debates in each sector.
Exploring how to understand progress in security in post-conflict societies, this paper lays the groundwork for Development Progress' forthcoming security case studies on Liberia and Timor Leste.
Attacks on civilians have become an all too commonplace occurrence in conflicts, illustrated vividly in crises in Syria and the Central African Republic. Yet at the same time there has been a range of developments in laws and policies focused on improving the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflicts since the 1990s. This policy brief examines the gap between the reality for civilians on the ground and PoC norms and policies and suggests areas for further work to help translate rhetoric into reality.