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Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (Project Brief)


Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (Project Brief)
Multiple global crises and heightened concerns about the social, environmental and developmental consequences of market- and corporate-led development have reignited interest in "alternative" production and consumption patterns, and ways of organizing enterprise activities. This new UNRISD inquiry seeks to explore the potential and limits of social and solidarity economy (SSE) as a distinctive approach to development and for promoting gender equality, decent work and food and livelihood security.

UNRISD Project Briefs pose questions, flag ideas and contribute knowledge that can improve the quality of development debates, policy and practice. They provide a concise summary of an UNRISD research project, situating it within wider social development debates; outlining its focus, objectives and methodology; and highlighting interim findings.
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  • Pub. Date: 9 Oct 2012
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 2305-5952
    From: UNRISD