UNTFFSE call for papers: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals - What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

Call for papers: Implementing the sustainable development goals – What role for Social and Solidarity Economy

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSS) has launched a call for papers implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What role for Social and Solidarity Economy. Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for examining the SSE as a leverage for achieving inclusive and sustainable development with a particular emphasis on local contexts. The deadline for the submission is 2 August 2018 and please refer to attached the full description of the call for papers and for a submission process, please visit to the UNRISD website for further instruction.

Research Themes and Questions

The Call invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for papers related to two main issue areas:

i. SSE as a means of implementation for the SDGs. Of interest are the ways in which SSE actors and institutions can facilitate the implementation of goals and targets associated with the SDGs, particularly in local settings. What works and why? What is the comparative advantage of SSE in relation to other forms of economy, in terms of minimizing trade-offs between different dimensions of development and promoting a more integrated approach? What actors and institutions are key for creating an enabling environment for SDG implementation through SSE? What is the scope for replicating positive initiatives in other local settings? Please note that papers examining local experiences related to a specific organization or grassroots initiative should attempt to go beyond a focus on micro dynamics or the micro level and also consider interactions with national and regional actors and institutions, as well as the mechanisms and scope for scaling up and replicating small scale local initiatives.

ii. Measuring SSE, its scale and impact. In a context where systematic data on SSE are still scarce, where definitions and indicators vary, and where statistics often fail to capture the diversity of SSE actors and impacts, the Call aims to identify robust methodologies and innovative solutions for measuring SSE and its impacts.