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Back | Project: Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: UNRISD Flagship Report 2016

Past UNRISD Flagship Reports

  • Project from: 2015 to 2016

UNRISD Flagship Reports make their mark on development debates. Bringing together in one place the latest cutting-edge research on social development, they provide policy makers, researchers and activists with reliable evidence for decision making.


Combating Poverty and Inequality:
Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics
"The most important report of the past 20 years about poverty and inequality."
Timo Voipio, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Gender Equality: Striving for Justice in an Unequal World
“The report is an important landmark in that it puts gender back on the agenda.
(…) It has clearly been welcomed by women’s groups across the developing world.”
Haleh Afshar, University of York;
Jane Hailé, Independent Consultant

Visible Hands: Taking Responsibility for Social Development
Visible Hands deserves to become essential reading for all those who need
(and who doesn’t?) an informative synthesis of the major social problems in the contemporary world—and a sanguine view of how to tackle them.”
Deborah Eade, Editor
Development in Practice Journal

States of Disarray: The Social Effects of Globalization
States of Disarray is the first attempt I have seen to define and describe economic and financial globalization, and to trace through the social effects of this new phenomenon.
It is a heroic effort.”
Louis Emmerij, Special Advisor to the President
Inter-American Development Bank