Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era

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ISBN 9781472531643.

A briefing on "Alternative Development Strategies for the Post-2015 Era", featuring José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and José Antonio Ocampo, will be held on Monday, 25 November, 1:15 – 2:30 pm at Conference Room A in the UN Conference Building.


The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 exposed systemic failings at the core of economic policymaking worldwide. The crisis came on top of several other crises, including skyrocketing and highly volatile world food and energy prices and climate change. This book argues that new policy approaches are needed to address such devastating global development challenges and to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences to livelihoods worldwide that are likely to result from present approaches.

The contributors to the book are independent development experts, brought together by the UN Committee for Development Policy, an advisory body of the Economic and Social Council, to identify a development strategy capable of promoting a broad-based economic recovery and at the same time guaranteeing social equity and environmental sustainability both within countries and internationally. This new development approach seeks to promote the reforms needed to improve global governance, providing a more equitable distribution of global public goods. The contributors offer a critical evaluation of past development experiences and report on their creative search for new and well-thought out answers for the future. They suggest that economic progress, fairer societies and environmental sustainability can be compatible objectives, but only when pursued simultaneously by all.

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    Table of Contents

  • Overview
    José Antonio Alonso, Giovanni Andrea Cornia, and Rob Vos

  • Chapter 1: Globalization at a cross roads: key challenges for the twenty-first century
    Rob Vos

  • Chapter 2: Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era?
    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

  • Chapter 3: Do we need new development models? The impact of neo-liberal policies
    Frances Stewart

  • Chapter 4: Learning from the past: which of the past/current development strategies are best suited to deal with the “quadruple crisis”?
    Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Milica Uvalic

  • Chapter 5: Towards climate compatible and resilient development
    J.B. (Hans) Opschoor

  • Chapter 6: Aiming for food and nutrition security in a changed global context: strategies for ending hunger
    Joachim von Braun

  • Chapter 7: The international development strategy beyond 2015: taking demographic dynamics into account
    Ana Luiza Cortez

  • Chapter 8: Common elements of national development strategies consistent with the post-2015 achievements of MDGs
    Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Rob Vos

  • Chapter 9: Building a stable and equitable global monetary system
    Bilge Erten and José Antonio Ocampo

  • Chapter 10: From aid to global development policy
    José Antonio Alonso

  • Chapter 11: International migration in the development agenda
    José Antonio Alonso

  • Chapter 12: Enabling international environment
    Norman Girvan and Ana Luiza Cortez

  • Contributors

    About the editors

    José Antonio Alonso is Professor of Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Giovanni Andrea Cornia is Professor of Economics at the University of Florence and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Rob Vos is Director of Rural Development and Poverty Reduction at the Food and Agricultural Organization in Rome and Professor of Finance and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    About other contributors

    Joachim von Braun is Professor at the University of Bonn

    Ana Luiza Cortez is Secretary of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Bilge Erten is Research fellow at Columbia University in New York

    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor at the New School University in New York and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Norman Girvan is a Professor of Economics at the University of West Indies and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    José Antonio Ocampo is Professor at Columbia University, New York, and a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    J.B. (Hans) Opschoor is emeritus Professor and former rector of the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Hague and at the time of writing was a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Frances Stewart is Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford and, at the time of writing, was chair of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy

    Milica Uvalic is Professor at the University of Perugia and at the time of writing she was a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy