20 Feb 2014
“We need to identify the catalysts that will drive change in all three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimensions.”
With these words UNRISD Director Sarah Cook began her moderation of the panel discussion on the social drivers of sustainable development, held at the 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development in New York on 14 February 2014.
7 Mar 2014
"Equality for women is progress for all", the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day, is a vision at the core of UNRISD’s social development research. The theme integrates gender equality into overall development aims and points to its role in achieving progress in all three dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic and environmental.
Current UNRISD gender research has a strong focus on rural development, and on women’s claims making. Read on to find out how the programme is growing with new projects and increased staffing.
14 Feb 2014
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is seeking expert opinions on eradicating poverty and achieving inclusive and sustainable development as part of its 2014 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) process.
25 Feb 2014
The R4D project on Feminization, Agricultural Transition and Rural Employment, led by the University of Bern, investigates the developmental and gendered implications of the rise of non-traditional agricultural exports (NTAE) in developing countries. The research partnership also includes universities in the four case study countries: Bolivia, Laos PDR, Nepal and Rwanda . Funding for the project, which starts in June 2014, comes from the Swiss National Science Foundation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
28 Jan 2014
With the Young Scholars Think Piece Series UNRISD seeks to publish high-quality innovative think pieces based on original empirical and/or theoretical research from post-graduates as contributions to ongoing development debates. The first edition is based on the theme of Extractive Industries and Social Development and has a submission period from February to 21 March 2014.