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UNRISD Flagship Report 2022 on Inequalities and a New Eco-Social Contract—Advisory Group

  • Project from: 2021 to 2022
🔵 Rania Antonopoulos is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (on leave). During the past decade she has served as a Macroeconomic Policy Advisor for UN Women; Alternate Minster of Labour of the Government of Greece, Member of Parliament, and Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD in Paris; and Professor of Economics at New York University and Bard College. Her academic research has highlighted the positive micro- and macroeconomic impacts of job guarantee policies (South Africa, India, Mexico and Greece) and the necessity for statistical measures and effective poverty reduction strategies to take into account the time deficits created by unpaid work (Argentina, Mexico, Chile). Rania holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research, USA.
🔵 Karina Batthyány is Executive Secretary of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). A Doctor in Sociology, she is Professor in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the Republic (Uruguay), and has been an advisor to several international organizations including ECLAC, UN Women and the ILO. Karina Batthyány is the author of numerous publications on the topics of social welfare, gender, public policies, unpaid work and care; she is a member of the National Research System of Uruguay, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Transforming Care Network, a global network of scholars conducting research into social care policy and practice.
🔵 CHEE Yoke Ling is Executive Director of Third World Network, an international policy research and advocacy organization based in Malaysia. She is trained in law and works on sustainable development, with a focus on social justice and equity issues and the effects of globalization on developing countries. Her current research and advocacy work encompasses issues related to trade and investment; public health, especially access to affordable treatment; ecological agriculture; and farmers’ rights.
🔵 Giovanni Andrea Cornia is a development economist whose career spans more than four decades across academia and the UN system. An Honorary Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Florence (Italy), he was previously Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Director of the Economic and Social Policy Research Programme at the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti in Florence, and Chief Economist at UNICEF in New York. His main areas of professional interest are income and asset inequality, poverty, growth, child well-being, human development, transition economics, and institutional economics. He has authored/edited 18 books, and written 100 journal articles and working papers.
🔵 Gabriele Koehler is a development economist. After a career with the United Nations spanning 27 years in a wide range of research and policy-related positions with UN-ESCAP, UNCTAD, UNDP and UNICEF, her work now focuses on three areas of research and policy thinking: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the case for an eco-eco-social state; the discourse around human rights, gender and climate justice complemented by the concept of human security; and the interface of social protection with broader social and economic policies, notably employment and decent work, international trade and investment policies, and advocacy for a binding treaty on business and human rights.
🔵 Ben Phillips is the author of How to Fight Inequality. An advisor to the United Nations, and governments and civil society organizations from across the world, he has combined the roles of NGO director, political advisor, civil society activist and writer, on every continent. Since beginning his development work at the grassroots, as a teacher and ANC activist living in Mamelodi township, South Africa, in 1994, he has led programme and campaign teams in Oxfam, ActionAid, Save the Children, the Children’s Society, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, and the Global Campaign for Education, and co-founded the Fight Inequality Alliance. You can read Ben’s interview on How to Fight Inequality with Forbes here, and follow him @benphillips76.
🔵 Frances Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Development Economics. She was Director of the Oxford Department of International Development (1993-2003) and of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (2003-2010). She has an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex and received the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2013. She has been an adviser to the UNDP’s Human Development Report since its inception in 1990. Among many publications, she is leading author of Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies (2008) and Advancing Human Development: Theory and Practice (2018).
🔵 Over the past two decades, Sirjana Subba has been involved in activism to defend the rights of indigenous peoples, women and marginalized communities. She is a trainee of the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme, which helps to build the capacity and expertise of indigenous representatives to protect and promote the human rights of their communities. She is a founding member of the National Network of Indigenous Women, Nepal; a founder of the Indigenous Film Archive, Nepal; and a member of Martin Chautari, a research institute working in the areas of development, democracy, civil liberties and social justice. Sirjana Subba has worked with the Nepalese government, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations. Her area of expertise is in gender and social inclusion. She currently teaches in the Faculty of Sociology, Tri-Chandra College, Tribhuvan University (Nepal).
🔵 Dzodzi Tsikata is Professor of Development Sociology and Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Ghana. Her research and publications over the last 30 years have been in the areas of gender and development policies and practices; agrarian change and rural livelihoods; the labour relations of the informal economy; and social policy. She is currently principal investigator of a pan-African research and advocacy project, Gender Equitable and Transformative Social Policy for Post-COVID 19 Africa (GETSPA). Dzodzi Tsikata was a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy from 2013 to 2019, and she has served in an advisory capacity for several UN Women projects and publications.