Arjan de Haan is program leader of the Supporting Inclusive Growth program at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada. Before that he was, among others, a senior lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, and a social development adviser at the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) in London, Delhi and Beijing. He is the author of ‘Towards a new poverty agenda in Asia: social policies and economic transformation’ and ‘How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development’.
How effective are China’s and India’s social policies in making growth more inclusive?read more
Inequality trends present a paradox. Until we have clarity about the nature of these inequalities and what or who causes them, it is not clear whether inequality could or should become central to a post-2015 agenda.read more
Someone who has been out of the Netherlands since the mid-1990s can only be stunned by the turns the country has taken: it is now legitimate and indeed encouraged to talk about Holland, we have mysteriously turned anti-European, and the immigratio...read more
The ISS conference ‘Crisis of Capitalism? Crisis of Development’ highlighted the great and probably increasing diversity in perspectives on this ‘global’ crisis. One the one hand there is the perception of and focus on the nucleus of the crisis, t...read more