Unai Villalba

Unai Villalba
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Instituto de Estudios sobre el Desarrollo y Cooperación Internacional (HEGOA)

PhD Development Studies

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Introduction
Unai Villalba currently works at the Instituto de Estudios sobre el Desarrollo y Cooperación Internacional (HEGOA), Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. Unai does research in Development Economics, Public Economics and International Economics. Current project relates to Social and Solidarity Economy and Buen Vivir

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Social multi-criteria evaluation (SMCE) is a decision-making tool used in complex and uncertain social-ecological contexts such as those related to the management of natural resources and sustainability. It has been widely used since it was devised twenty-five years ago, but no comprehensive reviews exist for case studies specifically considering s...
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Aunque con origen y preocupación inicial diferentes, la Economía Social y Solidaria (ESS) y la Economía Circular (EC) pueden complementarse para transformar el modelo de desarrollo actual. La EC teóricamente ayudaría a contemplar objetivos biofísicos de sostenibilidad ecológica y de reducción y cierre de ciclos de materiales; la ESS priorizaría las...
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The social and solidarity economy (SSE) has gained worldwide attention over the last decade. It represents a host of diverse economic activities which take different forms in each country, but which share solidarity values that are alternatives to mainstream market economic logics. In Ecuador, the SSE acquired legal status in the 2008 Constitution...
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This article analyzes the potential of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) to foster the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Local public policies play an important role in supporting both the SSE and SDGs. We select a case study of four SSE projects of a local development agency in the Basque Country, where the SSE has a considerable presenc...
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Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies. Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios de Desarrollo.
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Like the entire Andean region, Ecuador has an economic structure that is dependent on primary exports. During the last boomin commodity prices the (neo-)extractivist development strategy generated economic growth and simultaneously reduced inequality. However, this bonanza was not used to advance in economic diversification or for transition toward...
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Decentralized cooperation provides a favourable climate in which to implement alternative development strategies, for example those suggested by the Local Human Development approach. Within this approach, gender equity and community participation are central elements in the creation of endogenous change. By analysing a decade of experience in three...
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The concept of development and the ways of achieving it have been widely criticised from various viewpoints. In the face of the apparent obsolescence of long-standing models, the novel Buen Vivir approach (roughly translated as ‘living well’ or ‘good living’), which has arisen in different parts of Latin America, may offer an alternative paradigm....
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Despite their common inspiration driven by the Abbé Pierre movement in France in 1949, today there are significant differences between the ragpickers groups. This article aims to classify the various groups in the Spanish state and analyze whether their particular characteristics have led them to propose different strategies to deal with the crisis...
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ABSTRACT Despite their common inspiration driven by the Abbé Pierre movement in France in 1949, today there are significant differences between the ragpickers groups. This article aims to classify the various groups in the Spanish state and analyze whether their particular characteristics have led them to propose different strategies to deal with t...
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Projects (2)
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Both Social and Solidarity Economy and Circular Economy are gaining attention worldwide amongst academics, practicioners and policymakers. But they often follow independent pathways. We need to underline their complementarities for a fair, equitable socio-ecological transition.
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Critical research on: (1) Post-development, decoloniality and Buen Vivir. (2) Feminisim(s) and sustainability of life. (3) Ecological sustainability