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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Gender Equality in the Workplace: Measuring What Matters for Transformative Change

September 2020

Gender Equality in the Workplace: Measuring What Matters for Transformative Change

Author: Peter Utting

Combating gender inequality has emerged as a key area of concern within the field of corporate sustainability reporting, just as it has in the Sustainable Development Goals. Yet the data that are disclosed by companies often tell us little about progress. To be effective partners in realizing the transformative vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, corporations need to direct far more attention to key structural issues that determine women’s disadvantage in the workplace and set meaningful normative targets for moving toward equality.

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Social and Solidarity Economy for the Integration of Migrants and Refugees: Experiences from Three European Cities

October 2020

Social and Solidarity Economy for the Integration of Migrants and Refugees: Experiences from Three European Cities

Author: Ilcheong Yi, Samuel Brülisauer, Kameni Chaddha

What roles can the social and solidarity economy (SSE) play in addressing the problems faced by migrants and refugees, particularly in contexts of austerity and welfare retrenchment, growing xenophobia and populist politics? Focusing on selected European cities, the findings of the project Social and Solidarity Economy, Urban Communities and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups deepen our understanding of institutions and policies which can help SSE to play a constructive role in the integration of refugees and migrants into a host society.

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The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Towards Differentiated Configurations

September 2020

The Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Towards Differentiated Configurations

Author: Sebastian Benedikt Weishaupt

This paper examines and problematizes recent conceptualizations of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace (HDP) nexus, which has been proposed as a comprehensive response to protracted crises and, in particular, protracted displacement. It is based on a literature review and primarily addresses those organizations currently experimenting with the idea of nexus programming.

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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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