I picked 4 papers from the last 6 months. I share them with you.
1. Revenue Reform and Statebuilding in Anglophone Africa.
Moore, M. IDS Working Paper 428
2. From Poverty Traps to Indigenous Philanthropy: Complexity in a Rapidly Changing World.
Jarrett, S. IDS Working Paper 425
I like this one because it discusses indigenous philanthropy, an issue that is not yet so important, but will become increasingly so in the next 10 years.
3. Rent Management – The Heart of Green Industrial Policy.
Schmitz, H., Johnson, O. and Altenburg, T. IDS Working Paper 418
A paper that cleverly draws on many different literatures to serve as a guide to governments wanting to bring about a smooth transition to renewable energy
4. Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Is there a Win-Win?
Kabeer, N. and Natali, L. IDS Working Paper 417
Key Readings for Students
In addition, IDS has for the first time published our Reading Lists for our Master's courses. This is pretty standard practice in the US but in the UK we have been more cautious. No more. If you want to copy our reading lists, go ahead--sincerest form of flattery and all that.
So, lots of reading, but if you are spending serious time on the beach I can recommend Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and The Bat by Jo Nesbo.