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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Innovaciones políticas para el cambio transformador: Implementación de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible

March 2017

Innovaciones políticas para el cambio transformador: Implementación de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible

El Informe 2016 de UNRISD ayuda a entender las complejidades de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible de una manera única: centrándose en innovaciones y vías posibles para el cambio de políticas, y analizando cuáles políticas y prácticas llevarán a la justicia social, económica y ecológica. Basándose en numerosas innovaciones políticas del Sur, el Informe va más allá de las palabras de moda y aporta a la comunidad de desarrollo una definición de “transformación” que puede utilizarse como punto de referencia para la formulación de políticas que apunten a la realización de la Agenda 2030, o en pocas palabras, a “no dejar a nadie atrás”. Reuniendo cinco años de investigación en seis áreas —política social, política de cuidado, economía social y solidaria, política eco-social, movilización de recursos internos, y política y gobernanza— el Informe de UNRISD explora lo que el cambio transformador significa realmente para el planeta, sus sociedades y sus habitantes.

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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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The Development of Indonesian Social Policy in the Context of Overseas Development Aid

March 2017

The Development of Indonesian Social Policy in the Context of Overseas Development Aid

Author: Brooke Wilmsen, Alexandra Kaasch, Mulyadi Sumarto

In the last decade, social protection has risen in prominence as a strategy to address poverty and vulnerability in developing countries, yet little is known about the role that Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) plays in the reform of social protection. To address this gap, this paper explores the specific example of Australia’s ODA in shaping the social protection programs of Indonesia.

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Global Trends: Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

March 2017

Global Trends: Challenges and Opportunities in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Esuna Dugarova, Nergis Gülasan

This joint UNDP-UNRISD report reviews recent trends in six areas that are fundamentally important to achieving the 2030 Agenda. These six 'mega-trends' relate to (i) poverty and inequalities, (ii) demography, (iii) environmental degradation and climate change, (iv) shocks and crises, (v) development cooperation and financing for development, and (vi) technological innovation. Some of the trends are positive, including on the reduction of absolute poverty and several technological innovations. Yet negative trends in several of the others pose a significant risk to the realization of the SDGs. The report explores this in more detail and discusses policy implications for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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El Rol de las Cooperativas y la Acción Colectiva en el Desarrollo y la Reconciliación en Nicaragua

March 2017

El Rol de las Cooperativas y la Acción Colectiva en el Desarrollo y la Reconciliación en Nicaragua

Author: Peter Utting, Amalia Chamorro, Christopher Bacon

En la actualidad, el mundo se ve afectado por la proliferación de guerras civiles en varias regiones. En algunos países como Colombia han firmado acuerdos de paz después de décadas de conflicto. En este contexto es pertinente investigar las formas como estos países reconstruyen sus economías y tejidos sociales luego de los conflictos. ¿Qué podemos aprender de las experiencias de los países a los que esto les ha ocurrido?

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