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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Mapping of Intergovernmental Documentation on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

May 2018

Mapping of Intergovernmental Documentation on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

Understanding if and how the terminology of SSE is being adopted by intergovernmental organizations is important for gauging the prospects for crafting an enabling policy environment for SSE (and for influencing policies in that direction), because such organizations can play a key role in the diffusion of innovative approaches to development, nationally, regionally and internationally.

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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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Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Chinese Edition)

May 2018

Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Chinese Edition)

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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Social, Economic and Environmental Policy Complementarity in the South African Mining Sector

May 2018

Social, Economic and Environmental Policy Complementarity in the South African Mining Sector

Author: Sophie Plagerson, Lauren Stuart

The paper develops an analytical framework for assessing policy complementarity through the dimensions of “autonomy”, “alignment” and “adjustment”. It explores policy complementarity of pre- and post-apartheid policy mandates; and the intersections between policy actors from the state, the mining industry, labour and civil society. This analysis identifies three factors of particular importance in promoting policy complementarity: multilateral platforms for dialogue and negotiation between stakeholders to develop the social pacts required for sustainable development; the retention of sectoral expertise within state structures to enable the effective intersectoral implementation of policy; and policy enshrined in legislation, protected and enforced by a strong court system.

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