High-level Panel on System-wide Coherence

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Kemal Derviş
Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Former Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury, Turkey

Prior to this appointment in 2005 as the head of the United Nations Development Programme, Mr. Derviş was a member of the Turkish Parliament, after he had been Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury from 2001 to 2002. He was also representing the Turkish Parliament in the Constitutional Convention on the Future of Europe. From 1977 to 2001, he worked for the World Bank in various positions including Director for the Central Europe Department, where he coordinated the donor community’s support for the peace and reconstruction process in Bosnia. In 1996, he became Vice-President of the WB for the Middle East and North Africa Region, and in 2000, he became Vice-President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. He was also responsible for operational coordination with other institutions, including the UN system, the IMF, and the WTO on international institutional and policy issues. Kemal Derviş has been active in the Global Progressive Forum, and the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. His career reflects a focus on finding ways to make globalization into a more stable and inclusive process and to further international cooperation. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Princeton University.

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