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CAILLODS, Françoise 

Senior Managing Director
World Social Science Report (ISSC)

Françoise CAILLODS joined the ISSC in September 2008 as Senior Managing Editor of the WSSR. She coordinated the preparation of the 2010 World Social Science Report on Knowledge Divides, which was published by UNESCO and ISSC in June 2010. Françoise Caillods holds a MA in Economics from the Faculté de Droit et Sciences Economiques, Paris (France) and an MA in Economics, Columbia University, New York (USA). She has been Deputy Director of the UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris which she joined in 1969. She has conducted and directed several research projects on Education Policy and Planning: Quality Education for All, Microplanning and school mapping, Secondary education financing and reforms, Education and poverty reduction,  Planning education in a world with AIDS, New forms of international cooperation and funding . She has published numerous books and articles in these areas. She is also general editor of the flagship series of IIEP/UNESCO on the Fundamentals for Educational planning. She has also participated in several missions evaluating different Education Programmes and advising countries in the above mentioned areas.





17:00-19:00 18 NOVEMBER
THEMATIC SESSION III. ICSU: “Foresight Scenarios: What will international science be like in 2031?”


The World Social Science Report: directions for future action in the social sciences

In 2010, UNESCO published the second World Social Science Report, which had been prepared by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The 2010 Report presents an overview of the state of social sciences research in the different parts of the world. Today’s fast-changing global reality presents new challenges to social sciences, and the Report addresses their capacity to respond to them. In the past fifteen years, social science has expanded fast and become globalized. Social sciences are now produced and taught almost everywhere in the world. Yet their production, their reach and their use are still marked by disparities and fragmentation. The Report analyses these divides and the extent to which they undermine the ability to address challenges which have themselves become global. It takes stock of worldwide developments in social science over the first decade of the twenty-first century. The presentation will outline the main findings of the Report.