1963-2013 - 50 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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Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

October 2016

Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report helps unpack the complexities of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in a unique way: by focusing on the innovations and pathways to policy change, and analysing which policies and practices will lead to social, economic and ecological justice. Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the South, the report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making toward the 2030 Agenda, intended to “leave no one behind”. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas—social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.

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Health for All, All for Health: Lessons from the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

July 2017

Health for All, All for Health: Lessons from the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

Achieving universal health coverage is integral to the central pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”. Meeting this target is about more than just having enough resources to incrementally expand health coverage to the entire population. This Brief provides policy makers with evidence-based advice on how to design and implement balanced and integrated policy solutions for universalism in the health sector and beyond, in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Reformas Estatales, Fortalecimiento Institucional y Políticas de Movilización de Recursos en Nicaragua: El Caso del Sector de la Salud

July 2017

Reformas Estatales, Fortalecimiento Institucional y Políticas de Movilización de Recursos en Nicaragua: El Caso del Sector de la Salud

Author: Guy Delmelle, René Mendoza Vidaurre

En el presente estudio sobre la movilización de recursos domésticos para el desarrollo social se analiza el sector de la salud en Nicaragua desde 1972 hasta 2015. Se examinan las variaciones en las políticas que afectan el sector salud y su financiamiento, el papel de las instituciones, la fuerza de las ideas nacionales e internacionales, y la influencia de la sociedad civil y del sector privado.

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A Political Economy Analysis of Domestic Resource Mobilization in Uganda

June 2017

A Political Economy Analysis of Domestic Resource Mobilization in Uganda

Author: Anne Mette Kjær, Marianne S. Ulriksen, Jalia Kangave, Mesharch W. Katusiimeh

This synthesis paper brings together the research findings from four papers prepared by the Uganda team as a part of the UNRISD Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development project, which addresses three broad themes: bargaining and contestation, key relations, and institution building with regard to mobilizing resources for social development. In the paper we analyse how political economy factors affect revenue raising and social spending priorities in Uganda.

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The Political Economy of Tax Reforms and the Implications for Social Development in Nicaragua

May 2017

The Political Economy of Tax Reforms and the Implications for Social Development in Nicaragua

Author: Roberto Molina

This paper examines the political economy of resource mobilization for social development in Nicaragua, focusing specifically on the fiscal system. As the second poorest country in Latin America (World Bank 2014), Nicaragua needs to improve the policies that directly affect the wellbeing of its citizens. This study scrutinizes the Nicaraguan fiscal system as a tool for the mobilization and allocation of domestic resources and to what extent these are conducive to social development.

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