Publications

A Laboratory for Development – The Impact of Social Policies on Children in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prepared at the request of UNICEF in Latin America and the Caribbean, this paper by David Steven and Alejandra Kubitschek-Bujones explores the concept of the region as a laboratory for development by focusing on progress made in meeting the region’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the policies that have supported this progress, and the lessons that can be drawn for children’s future prospects (May 2014)

Next Generation Pakistan: Insecure Lives, Untold Stories: This report, written by River Path, is one of the largest pieces of qualitative research ever conducted in Pakistan. It shows that violence is a binding constraint to realising the potential of Pakistan’s young people. Not just political violence, but criminal and domestic violence, starve young people of opportunities and make it harder for Pakistan to benefit from the demographic dividend that could transform its future (May 2014)

Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies: David Steven prepared a memo for the President of the UN General Assembly which highlights why peace and stability is important for sustainable development and how it might be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda. The outcome of this discussion will be included in the President’s summary and will be available as an input in the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (May 2014)

Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy: Paper by David Steven, Bruce Jones, and Emily O’Brien that examines impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun (April 2014)

A Laboratory for Sustainable Development? Latin America, the Caribbean and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Briefing paper by David Steven and Alejandra Kubitschek-Bujones that discusses the opportunities and obstacles to agreeing on a post-2015 agenda that will benefit the region and explores ways in which regional players might influence the agenda (November 2013)

What Happens Now? The Post-2015 Agenda After the High-level Panel: Briefing paper by Alex Evans and David Steven that explores the outlook for the post-2015 development agenda over the next two years and makes seven recommendations for member states and other champions of a bold, but practical, agreement (June 2013)

The Future is Not Good Enough: Business As Usual After 2015: A report by Alex Evans & David Steven, written for the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and published as part of the Panel’s main report (May 2013)

The United States after the Great Recession: A report by David Steven, Joshua Meltzer and Claire Langley, published by the Brookings Institution, supported by the FutureWorld Foundation, on how the United States should respond to the aftermath of the recession in order to promote growth and sustainability in the coming years (February 2013)

Goals in a Post-2015 Development Framework:  A briefing paper by David Steven, published by New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and funded by the UN Foundation, on the role that global goals can play after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015 (January 2013)

Beyond Millennium Development Goals: A briefing paper by Alex Evans and David Steven, setting out an overview of the MDGs and their expected status in 2015; describes the background to, and options for, a post-2015 framework; and discusses the political challenges of agreeing a new framework and sets out considerations for governments and other stakeholders (April 2012)

Sustainable Development Goals – a useful outcome from Rio+20?: Short briefing by Alex Evans and David Steven on current thinking on the issues and the way forward (January 2012)

Making Rio 2012 Work: setting the stage for global economic, social and ecological renewal: CIC report by David Steven and Alex Evans on why sustainable development still isn’t a reality 20 years after the Earth Summit, and what Rio 2012 can do to turn the tide (June 2011)

Running out of Everything: how scarcity drives crisis in Pakistan: Article published in World Politics Review about what scarcity means for a country like Pakistan (May 2011)

American Foreign Policy: Article published in World Politics Review on current American foreign policy and what the QDDR could mean (January 2011)

Pakistan: The Next Generation: Ground-breaking analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing Pakistan as a result of demographic trends that are leading to rising proportions of young adults in the population (November 2010)

NextGenerationNigeria: Independent Task Force report and comprehensive study on the threats and opportunities presented by Nigeria’s changing demography (September 2010)

The World in 2020 – Geopolitical Trends and Analysis: Presentation and report by David Steven created initially for the British Council on the world in 2020, asking how organisations can prosper in what will be a turbulent period for world order (July 2010)

Organizing for Influence: Chatham House report by David Steven and Alex Evans on how the UK’s new coalition government should upgrade and reform the way Britain conducts foreign policy (June 2010)

Organising Online: Report by Victoria Collis on digital social networking tools and what they means for engagement and cohesion in our societies, written for the Government Office for the South East (June 2010)

Time to Stop Betting the House: Report by David Steven in response to the FSA’s Mortgage Market Review consultation. Launched at the Long Finance Conference (February 2010)

Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization – Risk, Resilience and the International Order: Brookings Institution report by Alex Evans, Bruce Jones and David Steven on how globalisation could fail – and how it could be made more resilient. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary World Economic Forum in Davos (January 2010)

Hitting Reboot – where next for climate after Copenhagen? Report by Alex Evans and David Steven analysing the post-Copenhagen context on climate change, including a proposed 12 point action plan. Written for the Brookings Institution / NYU Center on International Cooperation Managing Global Insecurity programme (December 2009)

The Resilience Doctrine: Article by Alex Evans and David Steven on risk and resilience – part of a special in World Politics Review on risk and resilience in a globalized age (July 2009)

An Institutional Architecture for Climate Change: Report by Alex Evans and David Steven exploring the future international institutional requirements for managing climate change, and including three scenarios for climate institutions between now and 2030. Commissioned by the UK Department for International Development. (May 2009)

Risk and Resilience in the New Global Era: Article by Alex Evans and David Steven exploring resilience as a political agenda – part of a special edition of Renewal on the transformation of foreign policy (February 2009)

A Tale of Two Cities: Climate and cities think piece, co-authored by David Steven and the British Council’s Peter Upton (29 January 2009)

A Bretton Woods II Worthy of the Name: Paper by Alex Evans and David Steven on financial reform and wider multilateralism, published ahead of the G20 ‘Bretton Woods II’ Summit (November 2008).

Towards a Theory of Influence: Chapter by Alex Evans and David Steven in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office publication, ‘Engagement: public diplomacy in a globalised world’ (July 2008).  Also published in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Vol 6, Issue 1, (February 2010)

Shooting the Rapids: multilateralism and global risks: Paper by Alex Evans and David Steven, commissioned by Gordon Brown and presented to heads of state at the Progressive Governance Summit (April 2008).

Beyond a Zero-Sum Game on Climate Change: Chapter by Alex Evans and David Steven, as part of the British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020 book ‘Talking Trans-Atlantic’ (March 2008).

Climate Change: State of the Debate: Report by Alex Evans and David Steven, written for the London Accord (December 2007)

Alternative CSR: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Chapter on the FCO from Manchester University Press’s Alternative Comprehensive Spending Review, by David Steven (September 2007).

Evaluation and the New Public Diplomacy: Presentation to the Future of Public Diplomacy, 842nd Wilton Park Conference (March 2007)

River Path 10: Highlights of our first decade

Lives Entwined I, Lives Entwined II and Lives Entwined III: Collection of essays on the relationship between Ireland and Britain

‘Continental Drift: globalization, liberalization and sustainable human development in Sub-Saharan Africa’ with David E Bloom and Mark Weston, in Manuel R Agosin, David E Bloom, Georges Chapelier and Jagdish Saigal eds., chapter in Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development. Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, Routledge, USA, 2006

‘Economic growth, liberalization and human development in Asia: learning from the miracle workers’ with Larry Rosenberg, David E Bloom and Mark Weston in Manuel R Agosin, David E Bloom, Georges Chapelier and Jagdish Saigal eds., chapter in Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development. Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy, Routledge, USA, 2006

Business and HIV/AIDS: Commitment and Action, a survey of AIDS and Business, as part of the 2005 Global Competitiveness Report, for the World Economic Forum, January 2005

‘Governance Matters: the role of governance in Asian development’ with David E Bloom, Larry Rosenberg and Mark Weston, World Economics, Volume 5, Number 4, October-December 2004

Asia’s Economics and the Challenge of AIDS with David E Bloom, Ajay Mahal, Larry Rosenberg, Jaypee Sevilla and Mark Weston, Asian Development Bank, April 2004

Social Capitalism and Human Diversity with David E Bloom, chapter in The Creative Society of the 21st Century, Paris, OECD, 2000, 25-77

Business, AIDs and Africa with David E Bloom and Lakshmi Reddy Bloom, in Africa Competitiveness Report 2000/2001, New York, Oxford University Press, 2000, 26-37>

Something To Be Done: treating HIV/AIDS with David E Bloom, Science, vol.288, 23 June 2000, 2171-2173