Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Forum on “Integrating Economic and Social Policies to achieve the United Nations Development Agenda”

14-15 March 2005

  Agenda for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) meeting on Integrating Economic and Social Policies to achieve the United Nations Development Agenda
  Opening Remarks by Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  Coverage from International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
1. Issues papers panel 1: Structural Reform and Equity
  Andrea Cornia, Professor of Development Economics, University of Florence, Italy
  Presentation, by Andrea Cornia: Policy reform and equity: an overview
  Presentation, by Francisco Ferreira: Equity and Development
2. Issues papers panel 2: Economic and Social Effects of Financial Liberalization
  Graciela Kaminsky, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University
  Presentation by Graciela Kaminsky: International Capital Flows: A Blessing or a Curse?
  Jayati Ghosh, Professor & Head, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
3. Issues papers panel 3: Trade Liberalization and Employment
  Eddy Lee, Chief Economist, ILO
  L. Alan Winters, Director, Development Research Group, World Bank
4. Issues papers Panel 4: Monetary & Exchange Rate Policies and Employment
  Lance Taylor, Professor of International Cooperation and Development, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School University & Roberto Frenkel, Professor of Economics, CEDES, University of Buenos Aires (joint paper)
  Alessandro Prati, Deputy Division Chief, Research Department, IMF
  Presentation by Alessandro Prati: Aid Inflows and Monetary Policy
5. Issues papers panel 5: Complementary Development and Social Policies
  Erik Reinert, Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
  Judith Tendler, Professor of Political Economy, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6. Issues papers panel 6: The relationship between human and economic development.
  Frances Stewart, Professor of Development Economics, Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity, University of Oxford & Gustav Ranis, Professor of International Economics, Yale University (joint paper)
  Presentation by Frances Stewart: Human Development and Economic Growth
  Albert Berry, Research Director, Programme on Latin America and the Caribbean, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
7. Issues papers panel 7: Targeted vs. Universal Social Policies
  Thandika Mkandawire, Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development
  Nanak Kakwani, Director, UNDP Poverty Centre.
  Presentation by Nanak Kakwani: On Assessing Pro-Poorness of Governments Programs: International Comparisons