Policy Making in a Globalized World: Is Economic Growth the Appropriate Driver? An Example from Mesoamerica22 AugustThis think piece traces transnational influences in national-level economic policies and their impacts on one municipality in Mesoamerica. Policy influences that emphasize economic growth, and propose “modernization” and market-based solutions led by the private sector, are found to undermine (...)
- UNRISD mourns the loss of Abdul Raufu Mustapha, who died on 8 August 2017.
- This think piece explores the role of Tole Development Committees in Bharatpur, Nepal, and argues that they make important contributions to urban resilience. In the context of Nepal they are sources of innovative local-level partnerships and ways of approaching governance of eco-social issues. (...)
- The concept of resilience, and “resilience thinking”, goes beyond understanding resilience as ability to withstand shocks. It has the potential to inspire much more than the palliative interventions to which it seems to be relegated by its latest use in global policy documents, from the 2030 (...)
“Education for All”: A Hollow Pledge for International Migrant Children and Youth in the Global South?16 AugustThis think piece argues that the commitment and right to quality education for all will ring hollow without serious measures to overcome the access and inclusion barriers that face millions of school-age migrant children and youth. These access and inclusion challenges are particularly pressing (...)