The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was established in 1963 in an effort to identify hindrances to development that are “social” in nature, looking beyond traditional economic explanations. UNRISD functions as an independent agency based in Geneva that conducts research in collaboration with civil society and academics to develop strategies which are then sent as recommendations to implementing bodies including intergovernmental organizations and national governments.
UNRISD has a specialized program for gender and development that focus research on four thematic areas:
In addition, UNRISD is in the process of completing a series of academic books that highlight gender development issues in social policy.
Source: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
For more information, please visit the official UNRISD website.