CDP Membership (1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021)

CDP Chair: José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria
CDP Vice-Chair: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
CDP Rapporteur: Keith Nurse
Current CDP members (2019 – 2021) * Re-appointed
Previous CDP members (1966 – 2018)

Adriana Abdenur, Brazil

Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and the Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent, women-led research institute dedicated to issues of climate, governance and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean and across the Global South. She is a Policy Fellow at the United Nations University’s Center for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) for the year 2021, working on innovations in global governance around the issue of forests, and an Adjunct Lecturer in International Affairs at Sciences-Po Paris, where she teaches on Climate and Security. In addition to the UN ECOSOC Committee on Development Policy (CPD), she is a member of the Global Climate Commission and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Weathering Risk initiative on Climate and Security. Dr. Abdenur earned her PhD in development sociology from Princeton University in 2006. She is the mother of two young children.

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Bangladesh

Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh

Macro-economist and public policy analyst. Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a think-tank in Bangladesh. Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO, United Nations office, and other international organizations in Geneva and Vienna (2007–2009) and concurrently accredited to the Holy See in the Vatican. As Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, he led the delegation to various forums on the WTO Doha Round. Other former positions include serving as President of the UNCTAD governing board as well as the coordinator of the LDC Group in the United Nations System in Geneva and Special Adviser on LDCs to the Secretary-General, Executive Director of the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), and Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington, D.C. Held a number of visiting positions including in UN-INTECH (Maastricht), University of Manchester and IDE (Tokyo) and was an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society, New York. Holds an MSc (Economics) with distinction and PhD (Economics) from the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy, Moscow. He undertook his post-doctoral research at Queen Elizabeth House, in Oxford.

Winifred Byanyima, Uganda

Executive Director of Oxfam International

She is a global women’s rights leader, human rights defender and a global authority on economic inequality. She was recently appointed to the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada ’s G7 Presidency, and to the Global Commission on the Future of Work established by the International Labour Organization. She currently serves as Chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Regional Strategy Group and has previously served as Co-Chair of both the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos and of the WEF Africa Meeting. She is a global ambassador for the Open Government Partnership and a member of the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development. She has recently served on the United Nations High-Level Panels on Access to Medicines and on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Former positions include Director on gender and development at the United Nations Development Programme and the African Union Commission. She served eleven years in the Ugandan Parliament after having participated in Uganda’s liberation struggle against dictatorship. She holds an MSc. Mech. Eng. in Energy Conservation and the Environment from the Cranfield Institute of Technology.

Ha-Joon Chang, Republic of Korea

Director, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, England

Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. Former Assistant Director of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge. Project Leader on “Industrial Organisation and Industrial Policy”, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Business Research, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge. Project Coordinator on “Development of East and South-East Asia and a New Development Strategy – Role of the Government”, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Project Director on “Institutions and Economic Development – Theory, History, and Contemporary Experiences”, World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER). Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Visiting Professor at various universities, and consultant to United Nations and multilateral financial organizations. He holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge.

Diane Elson, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Professor Emeritus, University of Essex, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and research affiliate, Centre for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, United States of America

Previous positions include: Chair, Development Studies, University of Manchester; Special Adviser to the Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, 1998-2000); and member of the United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Millennium Development Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women. Provides advice to UN-Women. Current research interest is fiscal and monetary policy and the realization of human rights, with a particular focus on economic development and gender inequality. Has published widely in journals, conference proceedings, books and monographs, and a chapter on her work is included in Fifty Key Thinkers on Development. Holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Manchester.

Marc Fleurbaey, France

Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, United States of America

Chair on Welfare Economics and Social Justice, Collège d’Etudes Mondiales Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme; member of the steering committee of International Panel on Social Progress; and, coordinating editor of Social Choice and Welfare and former Co-editor of Economics and Philosophy. Served as member of the (Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi) Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, 2008-2009; member of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Coordinating Lead Author, 5th Assessment Report (2010-2014). Former researcher at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Centre de Recherche Sens, Éthique, Société, University Paris Descartes. His main areas of research are concerned with normative and public economics, and theories of distributive justice. He published numerous books and papers, including, Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare (2008), a co-author of Beyond GDP (with Didier Blanchet, 2013), and A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare (with François Maniquet, 2011). Holds Ph. D. in Economics from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Japan

Professor of International Affairs, the New School, United States of America

Development economist working in the multidisciplinary framework of capabilities and human development, her current research topics concern human rights and economic policy, and global goal setting as a policy tool. Previous positions include: lead author and Director, UNDP Human Development Reports 1995-2004. Recent publications include: Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (with T. Lawson-Remer and S. Randolph), Human Rights and the Capability Approach: An Interdisciplinary Conversation (ed. With P. Vizard and D. Elson); The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights (ed. with A. Yamin); Feminist and Critical Perspectives on the Financial and Economic Crises (ed. with J. Heinz and S. Seguino), and numerous papers and book chapters. Serves on the board of the International Association for Feminist Economics, and several other non-governmental organizations that advocate human rights and technology for development.

Kevin Gallagher, USA

Director of the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University and Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, USA

Author or co-author of six books: The China Triangle: Latin America’s China Boom and the Fate of the Washington Consensus, Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance; The Clash of Globalizations: Essays on Trade and Development Policy; The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (with Roberto Porzecanski); The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (with Lyuba Zarsky); and Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond. Gallagher co-chairs the T-20 Task Force on International Financial Architecture at the G-20. He previously served on the investment sub-committee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy at the US Department of State and on the National Advisory Committee at the Environmental Protection Agency. Gallagher has been a visiting or adjunct professor at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; Tsinghua University in China, and the Center for State and Society in Argentina.

Arunabha Ghosh, India

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India

He is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist and institution builder and has expertise in global governance, international relations and human development, including climate, energy, trade, natural resources and water, intellectual property, development assistance, conflict and extremism. Co -author or co-editor of various books and papers. He is an adviser to governments and international negotiations, with several years of experience in international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme, World Trade Organization, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, DFID, IDRC, International Energy Agency, International Finance Corporation, IPCC, Oxfam International, Transparency International, United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, USAID and the World Bank. He holds regular public lectures and presentations, including to the President of India, the Indian Parliament, the European Parliament and the Brazilian Senate. He holds an MPhil and PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is a Global Leaders Fellow at Princeton University and the University of Oxford.

Sen Gong, China

Executive Vice-President of the Center for International Knowledge on Development, China

Former positions include Director-General of the Institute of Public Administration and Human Resources at the Development Research Center of the State Council; Deputy Director-General in the Department of Social Development at the Development Research Center of the State Council; Director for the Macro-Policy Research Office, Institute of Social Insurance Studies at the Ministry of Labour. He served as a consultant for various international organizations, including UNDP, WHO, World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He is the author of various publications on sustainable development issues, particularly the social sector, and holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Trudi Hartzenberg, South Africa

Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (TRALAC), South Africa

Executive Director the Trade Law Centre (TRALAC), which focuses on building policy and institutional capacity in Africa to enhance trade policy and governance. She is an economist working in the areas of trade and industrial policy, regional integration, competition policy and investment. Taught economics at the University of Natal in South Africa, and at the University of Cape Town. She has published in the areas of international trade, regional integration, investment, industrial policy and competition law and policy, and small business development, and has worked as a consultant with regional and multilateral institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, African Development Bank, World Trade Organization, SADC, SACU and the Africa Economic Research Consortium. She has worked extensively with governments in the field of competition law and policy and as a consultant to law firms and private companies. She has been engaged to conduct a ten and fifteen-year review of South Africa’s competition policy. She holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Natal, South Africa.

Rashid Hassan, Sudan

Professor Emeritus of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

Previously worked at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in East Africa, and University of Juba, South Sudan. Served as member of many national and international boards & science councils including: the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research Science Council (CGIAR), Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC), Global Environment Facility Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), Science Panel and Co-Chair of the Condition and Trends Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Climate Change of the Committee on World Food Security, Academic Advisory Panel for the World Development Report (WDR 2009) on climate change, Stockholm Resilience Centre Board, Stockholm Environment Institute Science Council, Human Sciences Research Council of South African Board. Member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Senior Fellow of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bon, Senior Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. Founding Chief Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and associate editor and member of editorial Boards of many international journals and has published over 160 articles and chapters and 14 books. Holds MSc and PhD degrees in economics from University of Khartoum in Sudan and Iowa State University, USA.

Stephan Klasen, Germany

Professor of Economics (senior chair) and head of the Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research as well as the Courant Research Center ‘Poverty, Equity, and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries’, University of Göttingen, Germany

Previous positions include: Professor of Economics, University of Munich; fellow of King’s College, University of Cambridge; Economist, World Bank. He has also consulted widely for various international organizations including UNESCO, UNDP, OECD, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, as well as bilateral aid organizations and governments in developing countries. Research interests focus poverty, inequality, and gender issues in developing countries. Author of more than 100 scientific papers and several edited volumes on these issues. He is a member of the Executive of the European Development Research Network and was a Coordinating Lead Author for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Holds a master’s degree and a PhD degree from Harvard University.

Amina Mama, Nigeria

Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis, Director of the Feminist Research Institute, and Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, USA

Previous positions include board of directors of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Researcher and scholar, she has lived and worked in Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and the United States of America. She spent 10 years (1999–2009) leading the establishment of the University of Cape Town’s African Gender Institute as a continental resource dedicated to developing transformative scholarship bringing feminist theory and activism together. She published widely and is the founding editor of the continental journal of gender studies “Feminist Africa”. Committed to strengthening activism and activist research in African contexts, her research interests include culture and subjectivity, politics and policy, women’s movements and militarism. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Occupation and Applied Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Mariana Mazzucato, Italy

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UK

Her book “The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths” was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times and focused on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth. She is the winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis, and, in 2013, she was named as one of the “3 most important thinkers about innovation” in the New Republic. She has advised policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Economics of Innovation; and SITRA’s (the Finnish Innovation Fund) Advisory Panel. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth — and how to allow smart, innovation-led growth to be also more inclusive and sustainable. She previously held the RM Phillips Chair at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex and has held academic positions at the University of Denver, the London Business School, Bocconi University and the Open University. She holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York.

Leticia Merino, Mexico

Professor at the Institute of Social Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Has worked extensively on the contribution of natural resources to the livelihoods of rural communities, particularly the rural poor in Mexico and Central America. Specialized in environmental governance, focusing on collective property, collective action and, more recently, the impacts of outmigration on the natural commons, and the impacts of policies on the livelihoods of the rural poor and on community management of natural resources. Former president of the International Association for the Study of the Commons and coordinator of the Elinor Ostrom Award, and has been a member of the Board of the International Association for the Study of the Commons and of the Board of the community programme of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation; a fellow of the International Leadership for Environment and Development Program and of the International Forestry Resources and Institutions research programme; and a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Bank, the Ministry of the Environment of Mexico, the Ministry of the Environment of El Salvador, the Ford Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. Holds a master’s degree in Population from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and a PhD in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and has undertaken postdoctoral studies at the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. Has authored and co-authored several books and articles. Has been an invited teacher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Guatemala; the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the University of Córdoba and the University of Navarra, Spain; the Foundation for Ecological Security, India; Indiana University, United States of America; and McGill University, Canada.

Jacqueline Musiitwa, Zambia

Founder and Managing Partner of Hoja Law Group (New York/Kigali, Rwanda)

She is an expert in African commercial affairs and innovative problem-solving with a background in legal transactions, market entry and expansion strategy, risk mitigation and government and investor relations. She has experience in government, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia in various global markets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Davidson College and received executive education from the Harvard Kennedy School in Global Leadership and Public Policy in the 21st Century; leadership executive education from Oxford Business School; Private International Law certificate from The Hague Academy of International Law; Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne Law School; and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Keith Nurse, Trinidad and Tobago

Executive Director, the University of West Indies (UWI) Consulting Inc., World Trade Organization Chair at the UWI and former Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, University of the West Indies, Barbados

Worked as a consultant to governments and international, regional agencies, including the Organization of American States (OAS), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the CARICOM Secretariat, UNESCO, UN/ECLAC and UNIDO. Served as an advisor to the WTO Chairs programme, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Observatory on Migration of the International Organization for Migration, the OAS Inter-American Cultural Policy Observatory, and the OECD Knowledge Networks and Markets project and the MA in Technology Governance at the University of Tallinn, Estonia. Published numerous books and articles on globalization, trade policy, diasporas, creative economy, tourism, innovation governance and climate change. Member of the editorial board of the academic journals Feminist Economics, Island Studies, African Migration and Development Review and the Anthem Press Other Canon Series. The executive producer of the documentary Forward Home: the Power of the Caribbean Diaspora. Holds a PhD in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria, Colombia

Member of the Board of Banco de la República – Colombia. Professor (on leave) at the School of International and Public Affairs, co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Member of the Committee on Global Thought and at Columbia University, United States of America

He has occupied numerous positions at the United Nations and his native Colombia, including United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture and Director of the National Planning Office of Colombia. In 2015–2016, he was also the head of Colombia’s Rural Development Commission. In 2012 he was one of the two candidates from developing countries for President of the World Bank. He has received numerous academic distinctions, including the 2012 Jaume Vicens Vives award of the Spanish Association of Economic History for the best book on Spanish or Latin American economic history, the 2008 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the 1988 Alejandro Angel Escobar National Science Award of Colombia. He has published extensively on macroeconomic theory and policy, international financial issues, economic and social development, international trade and Colombian and Latin American economic history.

Meg Taylor, Papua New Guinea

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum

Former Ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (in Washington, D.C.), from 1989–1994. In 2002, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Other former positions include practicing law with the Office of the Public Solicitor and in the private sector and serving as a member of the Law Reform Commission. She was Vice President and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the World Bank Group in 1999, following a selection process led by civil society, industry and academia. She has served on the board of the Bank of Papua New Guinea and on the boards of a number of companies in Papua New Guinea in the natural resources, financial and agricultural sectors, as well as on the boards of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. She has also served on the boards of international conservation and research organizations. She holds an LL. B from Melbourne University, Australia and an LL.M from Harvard University, United States of America.

Taffere Tesfachew, Ethiopia

Consultant and former Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Independent consultant on investment, technology, trade and development-related issues. Former Director of the Africa, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Special Programmes Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), coordinating the contributions of UNCTAD to nearly 90 developing countries and led a team of economists for two annual reports published by UNCTAD namely, the “Economic Development in Africa Report” and the “Least Developed Countries Report”. He has national and international experience on development issues, in particular trade and development and the interrelated areas of investment, industrial policy, technology, enterprise development and regional integration. He has represented the United Nations in various national, regional and multilateral forums, including providing evidence and expert advice to an inquiry by the British All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade and Poverty. He holds a BA and MA degree in Economics from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and an MPhil and a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Rolph van der Hoeven, Netherlands

Professor of Employment and Development Economics (Emeritus) at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, Netherlands

From 2005 to 2008, he was the Director for Policy Coherence at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Has worked for over 30 years in various countries for UNICEF and the ILO, where he, inter alia, was policy analyst for the ILO in Zambia and Ethiopia, Chief Economist with UNICEF in New York, manager of the interdepartmental project on Employment and Structural Adjustment at the ILO, and manager of the Technical Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization. He is widely published on employment, poverty, inequality, and economic reform issues and has a PhD in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Kori Udovicki, Serbia

Head of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies, Serbia

Head of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) in Belgrade, independent think-and-do-tank devoted to advancing Serbia’s economic recovery, democratic consolidation and convergence with the European Union. Former positions include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government of Serbia, Minister of Energy and Mines of Serbia, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, and Economist at the International Monetary Fund. She holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University.

Natalya Volchkova, Russian Federation

Senior Lecturer and Policy Director at the Center for Economic and Financial Research, New Economic School, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Moscow.

Former positions include visiting scholar at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics; Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Lecturer in International Economics at the International College of Economics and Finance, Moscow. In terms of civic and international affairs activities, she is involved as a Member in the Open Government of Russia, the South Africa Russia dialogue forum, the Council for Global Problem Solving, and in the Expert Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission. She is the author of various publications and books on economic issues and has been awarded VISBY Scholarship for Senior Researchers (Sweden), and the Fulbright Scholarship for Visiting Scholars (United States of America). She holds a PhD in Economics from the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute in Moscow.

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