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SDG 16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Experts discuss violence committed by the state, militias, and radical movements
SDG 16
Experts discuss violence committed by the state, militias, and radical movements

The third event in the series FAPESP 60 Years featured three researchers who are leading experts in the area: Donatella della Porta, Sérgio Adorno, and Michel Misse.


Social protection is decisive to contain COVID-19, according to a study covering 77 countries
SDG 3, SDG 16
Social protection is decisive to contain COVID-19, according to a study covering 77 countries

A project led by researchers at Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Brazil and the University of Michigan in the US produced a detailed analysis of the effects of public policies and government decisions on the response to COVID-19, highlighting the factors that influenced its success or failure in many countries and regions around the world.


FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities
SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities

The call aims to advance knowledge of the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions to mitigate them. The submission deadline is July 12. Eligibility checking ends June 14.


Researchers analyze the growth of anti-vaccine movements during the pandemic
SDG 16
Researchers analyze the growth of anti-vaccine movements during the pandemic

Pro-Vaccine Union, an initiative of the University of São Paulo in partnership with other organizations including Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers funded by FAPESP, is monitoring anti-vaccine groups on Facebook in an effort to understand the workings of the social media ecosystem that spreads disinformation.


Global Research Council discusses the role of funding agencies in the pandemic
SDG 16, SDG 17
Global Research Council discusses the role of funding agencies in the pandemic

Fast-track project selection and the capacity to make efficient use of resources and cross-border partnerships have made funders fundamental to the response to the challenges of COVID-19 in the Americas, according to participants in the GRC’s regional meeting.


Research in social sciences and humanities is key to combating COVID-19 pandemic, funders insist
SDG 16
Research in social sciences and humanities is key to combating COVID-19 pandemic, funders insist

Collaborative projects in these knowledge areas can produce information that helps policymakers understand the behavioral changes required to manage the ongoing public health crisis and mitigate its impacts, according to participants in the annual meeting of the Trans-Atlantic Platform, held online in September.


Emergency income support has changed the way Brazilian society sees the welfare safety net
SDG 1, SDG 10, SDG 16
Emergency income support has changed the way Brazilian society sees the welfare safety net

Economists who took part in a webinar organized by FAPESP to discuss options for the post-pandemic economic recovery said this is the right time to implement broad basic income policies.


International study will compare different countries’ responses to COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 16
International study will compare different countries’ responses to COVID-19

Project led by researchers from Brazilian and American institutions will collect primary data during the pandemic to create a repository that will serve as a basis for future studies. The findings of the comparative analysis will be published in book form.


FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery
SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery

Scientific Director Luiz Eugênio Mello is taking part in a group charged with providing scientific support to the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.


Refugee admission policy should consider psychological factors, researcher says
SDG 16
Refugee admission policy should consider psychological factors, researcher says

Making a fresh start in a new country requires mental reorganization and finding new meaning in life, says Miriam Debieux Rosa, coordinator of Veredas, a group of psychoanalysts and psychologists who specialize in immigration, in a presentation to FAPESP Week France.


An international panel will collect and disseminate scientific knowledge on migrations
SDG 16
An international panel will collect and disseminate scientific knowledge on migrations

The initiative, inspired in the same lines as IPCC’s, was presented on FAPESP Week France; its goals are to provide support for the formulation of public policies and to promote a less ideological discussion about the European migration crisis.


Financialization of housing policies is a reflection of old practices, says researcher
SDG 11, SDG 16
Financialization of housing policies is a reflection of old practices, says researcher

Fabrice Bardet, of Université de Lyon, highlights during FAPESP Week France that the real estate sector has gained relevance in the structural transformation of contemporary capitalism; Bardet carries out collaborative research that aims to understand the historical perspective on this process in France and Brazil.


Removals Observatory detects 30,000 families removed in Greater São Paulo in two years
SDG 16
Removals Observatory detects 30,000 families removed in Greater São Paulo in two years

Collaborative platform forms part of a research project being carried out in São Paulo since 2012 that monitors and analyzes removals in the city with the aim of creating solutions for housing and urban development issues.


Mathematics as a tool to make the use of big data more representative
SDG 16
Mathematics as a tool to make the use of big data more representative

Participants at the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data warn that because minorities have less access to services that generate data, they tend to be underrepresented in databases used for machine learning projects.


Evaluation of science, technology and innovation policies assists long-term programs
SDG 16
Evaluation of science, technology and innovation policies assists long-term programs

Experts discuss the impact of STI policy evaluation on the effectiveness and efficiency of policies in Latin America.


Scenarios and modeling to estimate the impact of public policy on biodiversity
SDG 13, SDG 16
Scenarios and modeling to estimate the impact of public policy on biodiversity

Young researchers were trained in environmental planning and protection at a School of Advanced Science supported by FAPESP.


Science helps find solutions for sustainable development
SDG 8, SDG 16
Science helps find solutions for sustainable development

US economist and sustainability expert Jeffrey Sachs stressed the need to integrate science, engineering and public policy in a video address to the annual meeting of the Global Research Council in São Paulo.


Communication gives society access to outcomes of publicly funded research
SDG 16
Communication gives society access to outcomes of publicly funded research

Research funding agencies should not confine themselves to conventional means of communication if they want to reach the younger generation, says ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon.


Scientists need to win hearts and minds on climate change, says FAPESP director
SDG 13, SDG 16
Scientists need to win hearts and minds on climate change, says FAPESP director

Research on the impact of climate change on the oceans will be increasingly important in the years ahead, according to participants attending the annual meeting of the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change.


Scientist says migration policies should be evidence-based
SDG 16
Scientist says migration policies should be evidence-based

At FAPESP Week London, Paul Statham of the University of Sussex stated that migration policies are highly restrictive because they are driven by domestic politics and not by understandings based on the facts.


Improving the flow of information can reduce the impact of floods
SDG 16
Improving the flow of information can reduce the impact of floods

Project conducted by researchers from Brazil, the United Kingdom and Germany, with support from FAPESP and other agencies, investigates the flow of information between parties involved in flood monitoring.


Who governs the major cities?
SDG 16
Who governs the major cities?

Researchers from the Center for Metropolitan Studies are working with colleagues from other countries to explain how São Paulo, London, Paris, Mexico City and Milan are governed.


Technology transfer should not aim to earn profit for universities
SDG 16
Technology transfer should not aim to earn profit for universities

Relationships with business offer strong potential benefits to teaching and returns to society in the form of technology for use on a day-to-day basis, says head of Knowledge Transfer Ireland


Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows
SDG 9, SDG 16
Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows

Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams also ignore the effects of climate change.


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