UNRISD is an autonomous United Nations agency that carries out research on social dimensions
of contemporary problems affecting development.
Call for Expressions of Interest: Mobilizing Revenues from Extractive Industries for Children’s Rights and Well-Being
UNRISD invites expressions of interest from researchers to prepare papers for a new policy-relevant research project, Mobilizing Revenues from Extractive Industries: Protecting and Promoting Children’s Rights and Well-Being in Resource-Rich Countries, focusing on Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Timor-Leste. ... more
Special Edition of the eBulletin on the SSE Conference Published
A special edition of the eBulletin on the UNRISD conference, Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarty Economy has been published.... more
50 Years of Research for Social Change—UNRISD 1963-2013
A new year marks a time for reflection. When the year is also a 50th anniversary it calls for longer pause – and for celebration. In August 1963 UNRISD was established through the inspiration of the first Nobel laureate in economics, Jan Tinbergen, and Gunnar Myrdal (1974 Nobel laureate). The vision of these leading economic thinkers of the day was that "development" – at the time largely defined by economic growth through planned capital accumulation, infrastructure investment and industrial modernization – was failing to take adequate account of social issues, and a concern that this failure could compromise the development project itself. ... more