1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

Highlights ...

Are African welfare states different? Welfare state-building in Africa in comparative perspective

Seminar Series

29 Sep 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

Are African Welfare States Different? Welfare State-Building in Africa in Comparative Perspective

Should welfare focus on the poor rather than on workers in formal employment? Some countries in East and Southern Africa have welfare states which go against the grain of much standard welfare thinking.


Are African welfare states different? Welfare state-building in Africa in comparative perspective

Seminar Series

22 Jul 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

Where Do Great Ideas Come From? A Discussion with The Rockefeller Foundation

How can we distinguish a good idea from a great one that bears potential to transform lives throughout the world? How can we identify new ways to address old problems? How can we collaborate to better understand and impact the changing world around us?


Are African welfare states different? Welfare state-building in Africa in comparative perspective

Seminar Series

11 Jun 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

A Model for Social Protection in Africa? Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP)

Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) was introduced in 2005 to provide support to approximately eight million chronically food insecure people. Ever since, the programme has been promoted as a model of social protection and has already been influential in the design of schemes in other African countries.


Are African welfare states different? Welfare state-building in Africa in comparative perspective

Seminar Series

27 May 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations

Innovation, Human Rights and Feasibility: Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia.

South Asia has seen fairly robust macroeconomic growth over the past 20 years, but the majority of people have not benefited much: 60 to 80% of the population still lives under the $2 per day poverty line. Women, disadvantaged castes, ethnic and religious minorities are systematically marginalized in terms of human development outcomes.


Are African welfare states different? Welfare state-building in Africa in comparative perspective

Seminar

29 May 2014, Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester

Book Launch: Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success

UNRISD is pleased to partner with colleagues at the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, to host the launch of our latest volume, Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success: Effective Development Cooperation; Synergistic Institutions and Policies (Ilcheong Yi and Thandika Mkandawire, eds.) The volume is an output of a research partnership between UNRISD and KOICA: Making International Development Cooperation Effective: Learning from the Korean Experience.