A Recovery for All: Rethinking Socio-Economic Policies for Children and Poor Households
Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins (Eds), UNICEF, New York. 2012
Preface by Sir Richard Jolly
Praise for 'A Recovery for All'
"This book offers a critical review of the social effects of the ongoing crisis and underscores the need to prioritize children and vulnerable groups not only in social but also in macroeconomic decision making."
José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University; former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
"This book combines academic rigour and human compassion to reveal the multiple channels through which the global financial crisis has affected poor children and households around the world. It argues that such crises also represent moments of opportunity for progressive reform."
Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam GB
"This compelling collection shows that children are the worst affected by economic crises, but this need not happen. It argues convincingly that increasing public expenditures that matter for children can be the basis for sustained economic recovery."
Jayati Ghosh, Executive Secretary International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs)
"This book reminds us that fiscal space is not a question of economic performance, it is first and foremost a question of political will. It is the lack of political will that prevents us from reducing vulnerability of those who have no means to fend for themselves."
Michael Cichon, Director Social Security Department, ILO
"A must-read for the policy-makers and the policy-sufferers, all of us, citizens."
Roberto Bissio, Executive Director, Third World Institute and Social Watch
“Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins have provided us with a devastating analysis of the impact of the global economic crisis on the welfare of children and their families everywhere. Following in the path laid down by an earlier generation of radical scholars working with UNICEF (Adjustment with a Human Face, 1987), this book not only lays bare the social consequences of the crisis but sets out clear realisable fiscal policies that, if acted upon globally and within countries, would ensure a ‘Recovery for All.’ Are policymakers listening?”
Bob Deacon, Emeritus Professor of International Social Policy, University of Sheffield, and founder of the journal Global Social Policy
World Social Protection Report 2017-2019: Universal Social Protection to achieve the SDGs. International Labour Organization. Geneva 2017.
Social Protection Floors
Vol 1. Universal Schemes
Vol 2. Innovations to extend coverage
Vol 3. Governance and Financing
International Labour Organization. Geneva 2016.
World Social Protection Report 2014-2015
International Labour Organization. Geneva 2014.
Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives
Isabel Ortiz, Louise Moreira Daniels and Sólrún Engilbertsdóttir (Eds), UNICEF, New York 2012
National Development Strategies: Policy Notes
CP Chandrasekhar, Ha-Joon Chang, Isabel Ortiz, Murray Gibbs, Mushtaq Khan, Shari Spiegel; reviewed by Jomo KS, J.A. Ocampo, J. Stiglitz and others. New York, United Nations 2008
Social Protection in Asia
and the Pacific
Isabel Ortiz (Ed.).
Manila. Asian Development Bank, 2001
Handbook on Poverty
and Social Analysis
Isabel Ortiz, Neil O'Sullivan, Susanna Price, Lynn Pieper, Susan Wendt and Warren Van Wicklin III
Manila, ADB 2001
Defining an Agenda
for Poverty Reduction
Isabel Ortiz (ed),
Manila, ADB 2001