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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Overcoming Inequalities: Towards a New Social Contract - UNRISD Strategy 2021-2025

May 2021

Overcoming Inequalities: Towards a New Social Contract - UNRISD Strategy 2021-2025

It is in a spirit of realism, positivity, determination and resourcefulness that this document sets out our work for the next five years, organized across five programmes: Transformative Social Policy Gender Justice and Development, Alternative Economies for Transformation, Environmental and Climate Justice, and Translating Research into Policy and Practice—Bonn Programme.

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Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: The State of the Art

August 2021

Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: The State of the Art

Author: Marie J. Bouchard, Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu

This paper provides an overview of the existing conceptual frameworks and international standards related to building statistics about the social and solidarity economy (SSE), it assesses the strengths and weaknesses of state of the art approaches, and provides recommendations for future work on the subject.

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Mapping International SSE Mapping Exercises

August 2021

Mapping International SSE Mapping Exercises

Author: Coline Compère, Barbara Sak, Jérôme Schoenmaeckers

This paper reviews literature contributing to creating, presenting and developing SSE statistics, based on mapping exercises of three types: 1) administrative, legal and institutional data containing statistical information; 2) international research on SSE contributing to the development of statistical methodology and data; and 3) thematic maps that portray the geographic pattern of SSE.

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Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: Policy Recommendations and Directions for Future Research

August 2021

Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: Policy Recommendations and Directions for Future Research

Author: Rafael Chaves-Avila

This paper is a guide for governments interested in developing SSE statistics in their country and for researchers interested in working on improving and developing SSE statistics.

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A New Eco-Social Contract: Vital to Deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

March 2021

A New Eco-Social Contract: Vital to Deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Author: Katja Hujo

The 20th century social contract—an implicit bargain between economic imperatives of growth and productivity, and social imperatives of redistribution and social protection—has broken down and cannot sustain the transformative vision of the 2030 Agenda. For the 21st century, UNRISD believes, the contract is in need of a fundamental overhaul. Find out what we have in mind in this new brief.

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