Search results for: Jan Rudengren
It’s Democracy, Stupid: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap
Why do many middle-income countries fail to sustain sufficient economic growth to become high-income countries? This policy brief argues that a political process leading to democracy and better...
It’s Democracy, Stupid: Reappraising the Middle-Income Trap
The causes and reasons for countries’ economic growth and development have long been a challenging subject for research and debate. It is observed that while many countries experience...
A “Double Fault” in Swedish Aid?
Swedish development cooperation has moved away from an explicit focus on poverty reduction with its partner countries to other priorities, namely democracy and human rights, gender equality, and...
China – Rebalance to Avoid the Middle Income Trap
China’s new leadership must rebalance the country’s economy if it is to avoid falling into the middle income trap. Yet slowing growth rates make drastic reforms politically sensitive...
The Poverty Paradox – And How to Address It
Poverty alleviation is the cornerstone and mission of the development community. Yet perhaps the community’s focus on low-income countries (LICs) has skewed a healthy and accurate evaluation of...
Human Rights in China
...the number and the spacing of their children.” It was also alleged that the One-Child-Policy led to increased rates of unwanted abortions and female infanticides. As of January 01 2016,...