News

September 2015:

Prof. Sakiko Fukada-Parr’s guest contribution to the Speri.Comment: the Political Economy Blog about the SDG’s can be accessed here: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2015/09/30/the-2030-agenda-and-the-sdgs-a-course-correction/

February 2015:

Interview with Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr. Visualising Poverty Research Series, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), University of Bergen (UiB) and International Social Science Council (ISSC).

January 2015:

Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights, a new book by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph, proposes an innovative framework for measuring government performance in meeting economic and social rights obligations against what could be achieved with available state resources.  The authors argue that traditional human rights indicators capture individuals’ enjoyment of economic or social rights, but not state compliance with the duties to progressively respect, protect, and fulfill those rights.  Their new approach uses data from countries across the globe to set relative benchmarks against which to evaluate more comprehensively how states apply their resources to realize economic and social rights.  Their findings reveal striking differences in governments’ success in mobilizing public resources to deliver socioeconomic benefits. Their findings also raise questions about persistent obstacles to global fulfilment of economic and social rights despite unprecedented wealth production and technological breakthroughs over the last century. 

April 2014:
A paper Sakiko Fukuda-Parr coauthored with Alicia Yamin (Harvard School of Public Health) and Joshua Greenstein (NSSR Economics) has just been published in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.

“The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of Millennium Development Goals and Targets for Human Development and Human Rights” (with Alicia Yamin and Joshua Greenstein).  An overview paper of a research project with 11 case studies  that concludes MDGs can distort development priorities by reducing policy agendas, creating perverse incentives and shaping discourses.

April 2014:

The MDG Hunger Target and Competing Frameworks of Food Security (with Amy Orr) Journal of Human Development and Capabilities.  Advance online publication can be downloaded here.

February 2014:

The Lancet publishes the report of the Commission on the Global Governance for Health: Political origins of health inequalities   We argue that the wide disparities in health outcomes are not only due to biology or income but driven by assymetries of power and gaps in global governance.

March 2014:

Post 2015 Agenda and the SDGs – methodological proposal for setting country specific targets for universal goals. Estimate the Achievement Possibilities Frontier for each income level.

December 2014: Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Heterodox Macroeconomics Meets Feminist Economics. Feminist Economics Notes – one page brief. http://www.feministeconomics.org/media/cms_page_media/257/FukudaParrHeintzSeguino_1.pdf