1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

This section provides a catalogue of our publications, and free online access to many of them. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed when new publications are posted on this Web site.

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Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Groups Through the Covid-19 Crisis

July 2020

Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Groups Through the Covid-19 Crisis

Author: Paul Ladd, Eva Bortolotti

Covid-19 is hitting vulnerable people the hardest. This is already devastating in high-income countries with comprehensive and effective health and welfare systems, but it may well be catastrophic in those without, and especially in low-income and least developed countries. How exactly are interventions to address the pandemic—by governments and non-state actors—affecting vulnerable groups?

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The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

July 2020

The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

Author: Katja Hujo

At a time when the development community is grappling with the challenge of raising the required investment—estimated in the trillions of dollars—for attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries’ mobilization of their own fiscal revenues is receiving increasing attention. This edited volume discusses the political and institutional contexts that enable poor countries to mobilize domestic resources for global commitments and national development priorities.

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Elites and Inequality: A Case Study of Plutocratic Philanthropy in the UK

July 2020

Elites and Inequality: A Case Study of Plutocratic Philanthropy in the UK

Author: Luna Glucksberg, Louise Russell-Prywata

This paper investigates the role of elite philanthropy in the context of rising global inequality, asking whether large-scale philanthropic donations by elites are well placed to help tackle structural inequality.

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Políticas de fomento de la economía social y solidaria: estudio de caso de la Ciudad de México

August 2020

Políticas de fomento de la economía social y solidaria: estudio de caso de la Ciudad de México

Author: Juan Jose Rojas Herrera, Roberto Canedo Villarreal

Este trabajo profundiza en la comprensión de los procesos de diseño e implementación de las políticas públicas de fomento de la economía social y solidaria (ESS) en la Ciudad de México (CDMX) durante el periodo 2016-2019. Además, propone líneas generales de acción que contribuyan a la mejora y perfeccionamiento de estas políticas a nivel local.

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Policy Systems and Measures for the Social Economy in Seoul

July 2020

Policy Systems and Measures for the Social Economy in Seoul

Author: Kil Soon Yoon, Sang Youn Lee

Seoul has played a leading role in the development of the social economy. It is the capital city of the Republic of Korea as well as the centre of its economic, social, and cultural activities; Seoul possesses abundant resources, relatively mature civil society capabilities, and a city government with the political will to support its social economy. In terms of the establishment of legal and institutional frameworks as well as the development of public polices, Seoul has become a good example not only for other local governments but also for its own central government for its approach to the social economy as a whole as well as to each type of social economy enterprise.

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