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.

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Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalizing Economy

September 2015

Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalizing Economy

Author: Naila Kabeer

The paper analyses the evolving politics of claims-making by women workers in the Global South in the context of a globalized economy. It addresses the following questions. What kinds of claims are prioritized in relation to women workers? Who is making these claims? To whom are they addressed? What strategies are pursued to advance these claims? Which claims are heard and acted on—and which go unheard?

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Politics and Organizational Capacities of Selected Key Fiscal and Social Institutions in Uganda

August 2015

Politics and Organizational Capacities of Selected Key Fiscal and Social Institutions in Uganda

Author: Mesharch W. Katusiimeh, Jalia Kangave

This paper examines the linkages between resource mobilization and social outcomes by looking at institutions that play a key role with respect to resource mobilization and social spending in Uganda. It looks at three institutions—the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the Ministry of Health (MoH)—which were selected because they are key organizations in either revenue collection or social service delivery or both, and all three were targets of reforms with varying degrees of success.

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Minería y Movilización de Recursos para el Desarrollo Social: El Caso de Nicaragua

August 2015

Minería y Movilización de Recursos para el Desarrollo Social: El Caso de Nicaragua

Author: Hilda María Gutiérrez Elizondo

Este documento forma parte de una serie de publicaciones derivada del proyecto de investigación sobre Las Políticas de la Movilización de Recursos Domésticos para el Desarrollo Social. Este proyecto busca contribuir al debate global sobre los aspectos políticos e institucionales que permiten a los países pobres movilizar recursos domésticos para su desarrollo social. Asimismo, examina los procesos y mecanismos que conectan las políticas de la movilización de recursos con las demandas sociales; los cambios en las relaciones estado-sociedad y estado-donantes asociadas a la movilización y distribución de los recursos; y las reformas requeridas para obtener ingresos y servicios de mayor calidad y sostenibilidad.

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Political Economy of Citizenship Regimes: Tax in India and Brazil (Research Note)

August 2015

Political Economy of Citizenship Regimes: Tax in India and Brazil (Research Note)

Author: Aaron Schneider

Aaron Schneider evaluates changes to state capacity in Brazil and India by looking at the political economy of citizenship regimes and tax. The concept of citizenship regimes refers to stable mechanisms of incorporation that establish social actors as legitimate participants in political processes and claimants on public resources and authority.

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Re-imagining Money to Broaden the Future of Development Finance: What Kenyan Community Currencies Reveal is Possible for Financing Development

July 2015

Re-imagining Money to Broaden the Future of Development Finance: What Kenyan Community Currencies Reveal is Possible for Financing Development

Author: Jem Bendell, Matthew Slater, William Ruddick

This paper argues that it is important to understand the nature of money and its impacts to be able to engage better with currency innovations for sustainable development. It focuses on the case of Bangla-Pesa, an alternative currency used in poor urban areas in Kenya, to demonstrate how currency innovation can work for poor people. The authors feel that creative insight into the nature of money could enable a new era in development cooperation through promotion of collaborative credit systems.

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