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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Corporate Sustainability Accounting: What Can and Should Corporations Be Doing?—Overview

August 2020

Corporate Sustainability Accounting: What Can and Should Corporations Be Doing?—Overview

Author: Peter Utting, Kelly O'Neill

Today’s global crises—financial, climate and health—as well as the Sustainable Development Goals have raised the bar in terms of expectations regarding corporate sustainability performance. They have also highlighted the need for sustainability policy and practices that address not only the symptoms of unsustainable development, but also the underlying causes associated with structural conditions that reproduce inequality, vulnerability and planetary degradation. How, then, might corporate sustainability disclosure and reporting be repurposed to achieve these ends and, in so doing, measure and promote progress from the perspective of the transformational vision of the SDGs?

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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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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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Two Decades Under Windmills: Energy Transition and Entrenched Inequalities in La Venta, Mexico

August 2020

Two Decades Under Windmills: Energy Transition and Entrenched Inequalities in La Venta, Mexico

Author: Gerardo A. Torres Contreras

This paper seeks to analyse the process through which wind energy expansion has exacerbated patterns of rural inequality in La Venta, Mexico, the site of the first wind energy project in Latin America, established in 1994.

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