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Civil Society Steps Up: New Directions in Social Policy in the Russian Federation


Civil Society Steps Up: New Directions in Social Policy in the Russian Federation
New legislation in Russia has opened up a space for civil society organizations (CSOs) to work in partnership with the state. Does this mean that CSOs will emerge as a new force in Russian social policy design and implementation? Might it help overcome obstacles that have hindered Russian social policy performance? This case study, part of the UNRISD research project New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South, explores the current social policy shift in the Russian Federation.

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: 22 Dec 2015
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISSN: 2309-0561
    From: UNRISD