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Stockholm Presentation of "Policy Innovations for Transformative Change", UNRISD Flagship Report

Date: 24 Aug 2017

Stockholm Presentation of
UNRISD is pleased to announce the presentation and discussion of its Flagship Report, Policy Innovations for Transformative Change, at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in Stockholm.

The report is particularly useful for development cooperation actors in Sweden in at least two respects: it draws on numerous policy innovations from the South, and it goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making towards the 2030 Agenda. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas— social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.

Following a presentation of the report by Katja Hujo (UNRISD Senior Research Coordinator in the Social Policy and Development Programme; Report coordinator and lead author), there will be ample time for open discussion.

If you'll be in Stockholm and would like to attend...

Please register for the event by Tuesday 22 August 2017 by emailing Katri.Pohjolainen[at]sida.se
Spaces are limited!

The Report

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals are a global commitment to “transforming our world” and eradicating poverty in all its forms everywhere. Policy Innovations for Transformative Change calls for radical change in political priorities to achieve this: what is needed is to put social and ecological justice at the top of the “to-do” list, and to make the economy work for people and planet. The strength of the report lies in the evidence it builds for this argument through a wide range of case studies which show that integrated and coherent policy making with an “eco-social” focus can create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable societies.