1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Savitri Bisnath

Former Visiting Fellow

Savitri Bisnath's research focused on the increasing influence of corporate philanthropy on health services in developing countries. Over the last ten years, Savitri has been involved in a variety of projects with the United Nations, including ECLAC, ITU, UNDP and UNIFEM, the South Centre, several philanthropic institutions and NGOs. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was born in Trinidad.
Publications - Books
Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy, edited with Lourdes Beneria, Routledge, New York, 2004.
Gender and Development: Theoretical, Empirical, and Practical Approaches Vols. I & II, edited with Lourdes Beneria. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series, Mark Blaug editor, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2001.

Publications - Articles
“Emergency Telecommunications: Engendering Prevention and Response”, in Handbook on Emergency Telecommunications, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, 2005.
"The Movement of Natural Persons and Trade Liberalisation: WTO Negotiations on the Services Agreement", in Fenneke Reysoo and Christine Versschuur eds., Femmes en movement: Genre, migrations et nouvelle division internationale du travail, Institute universitaire d'études du développement, Geneva, 2004.
“The WTO, GATS and TPRM: Servicing Liberalization and Eroding Equity Goals?,” in Lourdes Beneria and Savitri Bisnath eds., Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy, Routledge, New York, 2004.
“Poverty and Gender: An Analysis for Action,” with Lourdes Beneria, in Frank J. Lechner and John Boli editors, The Globalization Reader, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1999.

Commissioned Papers
"Trading to Equality? Gender Equality and Trade Liberalisation". Background Paper Commissioned by UNRISD for Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, 2005.
“Women’s Empowerment Revisited,” with Diane Elson. Background Paper Commissioned by UNIFEM for Progress of the World’s Women 2000, United Nations Fund For Women, New York, 1999.
“Progress Against Poverty: A Report on Activities since Copenhagen.” Report Commissioned by the Regional Bureau for Programme and Policy Support, United Nations Development Programme, New York, 1996.