1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

  • 0
  • 0

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.

Highlights...

Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Towards Accounting Fit for the SDGs

April 2020

Measuring Corporate Sustainability: Towards Accounting Fit for the SDGs

Author: Peter Utting

Despite several decades of concerted efforts to improve corporate sustainability reporting, the issues, indicators and targets that really matter for assessing performance often fly under the radar. This brief proposes a new approach to gauge whether companies are on a pathway that truly leads to a future consistent with the transformative vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read more


Seeing Inequality? Relative Affluence and Elite Perceptions in Mexico

May 2020

Seeing Inequality? Relative Affluence and Elite Perceptions in Mexico

Author: Alice Krozer

Based on unique empirical data gathered in over 40 in-depth interviews with members of the Mexican elite, this paper examines how the dissonance between elite perceptions and measured economic status matters for the social construction and perpetuation of inequality.

Read more


Inequality, Power and Policy Change: How Chile Moved Towards Greater Political Transparency

May 2020

Inequality, Power and Policy Change: How Chile Moved Towards Greater Political Transparency

Author: Bettina Schorr

While Latin American countries on average score poorly regarding the adoption and implementation of mechanisms that enforce transparency and accountability, Chile’s performance is an outlier. The paper analyses the political processes that led to the country’s relatively progressive political transparency governance scheme since 2015, identifying the mechanisms and factors that shaped the enactment of political reforms.

Read more


Public Policies Enabling the Social and Solidarity Economy in the City of Montreal

April 2020

Public Policies Enabling the Social and Solidarity Economy in the City of Montreal

Author: Marguerite Mendell, Nancy Neamtan, Hyuna Yi

The paper describes the development of the social economy in Montreal between 2013 and 2019. In the Canadian political system, the provincial and federal governments play an important role in implementing enabling policies for the social economy, and municipalities have a limited capacity to intervene. This context, however, has not precluded the creation of significant relationships between the social economy and the Montreal municipal government, particularly on a sectoral basis.

Read more


Inequalities in Higher Education Access and Completion in Brazil

April 2020

Inequalities in Higher Education Access and Completion in Brazil

Author: Tristan McCowan, Julio Bertolin

hile there are rapidly increasing enrolments worldwide, higher education systems are still characterized by continuing inequalities in access. Brazil is a case in point in this regard, with highly restricted admissions for those from low-income families, African descendants, and those with low parental level of education, despite the system tripling in size between 2000 and 2018. This study analyses trends in access and completion in higher education in Brazil in this period, assessing variation between federal and for-profit sectors, face-to-face and distance modes, and different degree courses, drawing on three national datasets (Higher Education Census, Enade and National Household Sample Survey).

Read more