Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights
Final Declaration "Linking Alternatives 2"
Governance of the World Banana Trade
Civil Society Politics Manifesto
Persistent corruption in low-income countries requires global action
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
Military Ethics for a Better World
For a World Citizen Movement
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
Kicking the Habit: The World Bank and the IMF Are Still Addicted to Attaching Economic-policy Conditions to Aid
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Building Consensus on Food Safety Programs among Consumer and Public Health Organizations
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
World Governance Index (WGI)
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
Seven Leverage Points for the Passage from Economy to Œconomy
What Europe does the world need?
Dictionary of World Power
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Allende Hoy (English version)
Theories of Global Governance
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Proposals for a Fair and Democratic Architecture of Power
Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World
The Future of the Commons
A Primer on Global Economic Sharing
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Statement No. 1
Universal Declaration of Emerging Human Rights
Pay matters. How much you earn can determine your lifestyle, where you can afford to live, and your aspirations and status. But to what extent does what we get paid confer ‘worth’? Beyond a narrow notion of productivity, what impact does our work have on the rest of society, and do the financial rewards we receive correspond to this? Do those that get more contribute more to society? With controversial bonuses being paid out in Christmas in bailed-out banks, the authors believe that it is time to ask challenging questions such as these. In this report, they calculate the value to society of a number of different jobs and advocates a fundamental rethink of how the value of work is recognized and rewarded.
In this report the NEF (New Economics Foundation) takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce—or in some cases undermine.
Our report tells the story of six different jobs. We have chosen jobs from across the private and public sectors and deliberately chosen ones that illustrate the problem. Three are low paid—a hospital cleaner, a recycling plant worker, and a childcare worker. The others are highly paid—a City banker, an advertising executive, and a tax accountant. We recognize that our incentives are created by the institutions and systems around us. It is not our intention, therefore, to target the individuals that do these jobs but rather to examine the professions themselves.