Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development
- Feminist Analysis of Social and Solidarity Economy Practices: Views from Latin America and India (2015 - 2017)
Social and solidarity economic activities can be found in almost all sectors of the economy. Long ignored, social and solidarity economy (SSE) is receiving growing attention from scholars and public authorities. However, this interest remains for the most part gender blind, even though women play a major role in SSE activities. This research project aims to address these gaps in SSE research and policies from a feminist perspective. It will contribute to both the empirical evidence base and to theoretical debates on social reproduction.
- Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (2012 - 2016)
This project seeks to: (i) understand the conditions and contexts that enable social and solidarity economy (SSE) to expand; and (ii) assess the implications of such processes and interactions with external actors and institutions for realizing the potential of SSE as a distinctive approach to development. What sort of enabling environment is needed for SSE realize its potential and sustain itself over the long term? As organizations and networks expand, does SSE conform or deviate from core principles and objectives? How can constraints and contradictions be addressed?
- Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development (2011 - 2012)
This project explores the social dimensions of green economy and sustainable development, in preparation for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
- Gender Dimensions of Food and Water Security in Dryland Areas (2014 - 2015)
This activity entails a one-year scoping study, which will review international evidence, with particular reference to China and Ethiopia, on the social and gender dimensions of water and food security and livelihoods in dryland areas.
- Social Policy as a Key to Sustainable Development (2010 - 2011)
This research, commissioned by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), was an opportunity for UNRISD to provide guidance and practical advice on the relevance of social policy and sustainable social development for the conceptual, strategic and practical work of development cooperation agencies.
- UNRISD’s Contribution to Rio+10: The World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002 - 2002)
UNRISD is synthesizing the principal findings of its extensive research on environmental issues, and situating these findings in the context of broader debates on environment and sustainable development.
- Business Responsibility for Sustainable Development (2000 - 2005)
This project aims to promote research and policy dialogue on corporate social and environmental responsibility.
- Social Dimensions of Desertification Control (1992 - 1995)
The principle activities of this project involved the expansion of a preliminary annotated bibliogra...
- Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Forests (1991 - 1996)
The project researched the impact of agricultural expansion and external trade on the sustainable us...
- Women, Environment and Population (1991 - 1994)
The objective of this project was to investigate the impact of environmental stress on community liv...
- Population Dynamics, Environmental Change and Development Processes (1991 - 1993)
The project aimed to analyse the complex linkages between population, environment and development pr...
- The Social Dynamics of Deforestation in Developing Countries (1990 - 1994)
The project was initiated to provide an opportunity for comparative research on deforestation proce...
- Sustainable Development through People's Participation in Resource Management (1990 - 1993)
The project was developed in order to investigate how people are reacting to environmental stress, h...