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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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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Global Social Policy Actors and Factors in Indonesian Social Policy Making

November 2018

Global Social Policy Actors and Factors in Indonesian Social Policy Making

Author: Alexandra Kaasch, Mulyadi Sumarto, Brooke Wilmsen

This paper explores the transnational dimension of social policy through a case study of the health care system in Indonesia. It draws on in-depth elite interviews and relevant policy documents, demonstrating how global policy influenced the adoption of universal health care provision in Indonesia. The paper argues, however, that this was made possible by qualitative changes in the relationship between the Indonesian government and global actors that broke away from earlier models of foreign intervention.

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New Directions in Social Policy: Evidence from the Indonesian Health Insurance Programme

November 2018

New Directions in Social Policy: Evidence from the Indonesian Health Insurance Programme

Author: Mulyadi Sumarto, Alexandra Kaasch

This paper describes the characteristics of Indonesia’s social policy development, analyses its relationship with economic policy, highlights its key drivers and identifies the interests and alliances that shaped Indonesia’s social policy. The paper discusses the development of Indonesia’s health insurance programme as a lens through which to understand Indonesian social policy development.

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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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Social Policy and Social Spending in Zimbabwe: 1980 to 2015

October 2018

Social Policy and Social Spending in Zimbabwe: 1980 to 2015

Author: Rekopantswe Mate

This paper examines historical changes to social policy in the first three decades of Zimbabwe's independence. It traces how social spending has evolved over time; identifies the key institutions providing social services, and the reforms that have been implemented since independence; explores how services and social protection programmes have been financed; and evaluates outcomes in terms of service delivery, coverage, adequacy and quality of benefits.

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