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Seminar
WIDER-Webinar-image from UNDP-Bangladesh-COVID19 Bruno Martorano on protests and social mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 April 2021 16:0017:00
Online, Helsinki
Open for registration
Blog
A world of protest

That we are living in an era of popular protest is undeniable. A quick survey of headlines from around the world — or better yet, your social media feed — reveals countless uprisings unfolding in real time...

Social conflict Good governance Social movement
Blog
Our project on the institutional legacies of violent conflict

One of the most critical challenges in international development today is to understand how best to support peace, security, economic recovery, and legitimate political authority in fragile and conflict-affected countries...

Institutions Conflict Post-conflict
Journal Article
Using Legal Empowerment for Labour Rights in India

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Working Paper
Using legal empowerment for labour rights in India

This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...

Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Blog
Economic Elites, Crises, and Austerity in 21st Century Capitalism

24 September 2014 Andrés Solimano The era of neoliberal capitalism starting by the late 1970s and early 1980s promotes free trade, capital mobility, fragmented migration, privatization, deregulation and marketization...

Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
Research Brief
The Politics of Urban Poverty Reduction

Foreign aid has been slow to react to the challenge of urbanization, but must do so if it is to be an effective force going forward...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Poverty measurement Poverty
Book Chapter
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Blog
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers
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Alisa DiCaprio Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade...

Employee rights Human rights Labour law
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (December 2011)

Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...

Finance Climate change Right of property
Research Brief
Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support

The view that democracy can be good for development has held sway in influential international development policy circles for over two decades now...

Democracy Democratization International security
Blog
Resilient People, Fragile Governance: Bangladesh Achieving Middle-Income Status (Part 2)
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Lucy Scott Part 1 of this article, which appeared in last month’s issue, discussed the ‘Bangladesh Paradox’ that Bangladesh has made economic and social strides forwards despite having weak governance...

Climate change Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working Paper
Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support: Implications for Supporting Democratic Change in North Africa

The so-called ‘Arab spring’ in North Africa and the Middle East in early 2011 took many political commentators by surprise...

Democracy Democratization International security
Blog
From the Editor's desk (November 2011)

Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...

Finance Climate change Raw materials
Research Brief
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade. But the same degree of creativity has not been applied to the equally critical demand-side constraints to social protection...

Labour unions Social movement Social security
Working Paper
The Demand Side of Social Protection: Lessons from Cambodia’s Labour Rights Experience

In fragile states, social protection programmes are often a kaleidoscope of projects financed and implemented by a variety of donors, government agencies and NGOs...

Labour unions Social movement Social security
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