1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

This section provides a catalogue of our publications, and free online access to many of them. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed when new publications are posted on this Web site.

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The Politics of Resource Bargaining, Social Relations and Institutional Development in Zimbabwe Since Independence

January 2019

The Politics of Resource Bargaining, Social Relations and Institutional Development in Zimbabwe Since Independence

Author: Richard Saunders

This paper examines evolving models and experiences of domestic resource mobilization in Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. Grounded in UNRISD’s Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization and Social Development project, the study explores key questions around the nature and dynamics of resource bargaining over revenue mobilization and allocation; the changes in relationships among key actors; and the forms and outcomes of institutional development surrounding resource bargaining processes.

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Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World

November 2018

Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World

This report unpacks the different understandings, narratives and framings of Just Transition that underpin the concept’s growing popularity and uptake. Six short country case studies then provide insights into how Just Transition is—or is not—being mobilized on the ground.

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La movilización de recursos para el desarrollo social en Bolivia (1985-2014): Financiamiento, gas y protesta

December 2018

La movilización de recursos para el desarrollo social en Bolivia (1985-2014): Financiamiento, gas y protesta

Author: Maria Verónica Paz Arauco

Este estudio de caso sugiere que una particularidad del proceso de movilización de recursos en Bolivia en el periodo 2006-2014 radica en su origen reivindicativo, y en la fuerza de la protesta y la movilización social como mecanismos de definición de las decisiones sobre el origen y el destino de los recursos. Hoy a casi diez años de las reformas institucionales adoptadas, y en un nuevo escenario de relacionamiento entre actores, la movilización de recursos domésticos para el desarrollo social enfrenta nuevos desafíos que amenazan su sostenibilidad.

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Social and Solidarity Economy for the Sustainable Development Goals: Spotlight on the Social Economy in Seoul—Full Report

September 2018

Social and Solidarity Economy for the Sustainable Development Goals: Spotlight on the Social Economy in Seoul—Full Report

This research examined the social economy (SE) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and how it is contributing to implementing and, ultimately, achieving the city’s “localized” SDGs. Characterized by a rapid development of proactive SE policies, dramatic growth of SE organizations and enterprises, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s strong commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the city’s experience offers a valuable opportunity to further enrich understanding of social and solidarity economy as a means of implementation of the SDGs. This was the first case study of a series of research projects on SSE and the SDGs which UNRISD is planning to undertake.

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Indonesian Social Policy Development in a Context of Global Social Governance

May 2018

Indonesian Social Policy Development in a Context of Global Social Governance

Author: Alexandra Kaasch, Mulyadi Sumarto, Brooke Wilmsen

This paper reports the ideational and expertise roles and positions of global social policy actors. A particular emphasis is on the role of international organizations in supporting social policy development in Indonesia. These agencies include the World Bank, ILO, WHO, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO.

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