29 Sep 2015
This Monday, incoming UNRISD Director Paul Ladd took the podium along with French President François Hollande at a High Level Event of the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
4 Sep 2015
For the second year in a row, Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi represented UNRISD at the multi-week course "Social Policy for Development Planners", hosted by the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning in Dakar, Senegal. The course brought together mid- and senior level civil servants from government ministries across Africa to build their capacity to recognize and utilize the role of social policy in delivering transformative development outcomes.
2 Sep 2015
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by former UNRISD Research Coordinator, Yusuf Bangura, Development, Democracy and Cohesion. The book—part of a series called Critical Essays with Insights on Sierra Leone and Wider African Contexts and published by Sierra Leonean Writers Series—is a collection of 43 essays, written while he was at UNRISD. Yusuf Bangura uses his insights into Sierra Leone and Africa in general to shed light on the challenges of building developmental, democratic and cohesive states and societies.
24 Jul 2015
UNRISD is pleased to convey the announcement, made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 July 2015, of the appointment of Paul Ladd of the United Kingdom as Director of UNRISD.
6 Aug 2015
UNRISD will be collaborating with the Graduate Institute and six other research institutes, of which five are located in the global South, on a new project entitled Feminist Analysis of Social and Solidarity Economy Practices: Views from Latin America and India. The project will take the form of a multidisciplinary and multi-scalar comparative study taking place across four research sites: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and India.
15 Jul 2015
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Ajit Singh on 23 June 2015. Professor Singh was Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and a renowned economist who made fundamental contributions in the field of modern business enterprise, the theory of firms and competition policy. We will miss his penetrating mind, his good humour and his courage.
16 Jun 2015
Sarah Cook looks back at her time as Director of UNRISD and reflects on almost six remarkable and challenging years. "Knowledge generation is not only about producing evidence of good practices, but may also challenge, critique, provide alternatives and shift paradigms."