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The current members of the Advisory Group were selected based on their experience and knowledge of the various challenges facing international development cooperation as well as their positions in key organizations and stakeholder groups. The Group consists of representatives from national governments, including bilateral donor agencies, international and regional institutions, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector. The members serve in their private capacity.

The composition of the Group offers a rich mix of policy-making competencies, analytical expertise, experience with operational activities and engagement in advocacy in the area of development cooperation at the regional and/or global level. In order to further ensure equitable geographical and gender representation, new members may be added as requested by the Under-Secretary-General of UNDESA.

List of Members (as of July 2014)

  • Chair: Hongbo, Wu, Under-Secretary-General (Chair), Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Michael Linhart, Director General for Development Cooperation, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
  • Peter Moors, Chief of staff, of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Belgium
  • Hadil da Rocha Vianna, Under-Secretary-General  for Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
  • Maria Andrea Alban, Director, International Cooperation, Ministry of External Relations, Colombia
  • Admasu Nebebe, Director, UN Agencies and Regional Economic Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ethiopia
  • Anna Sipiläinen, Under-Secretary of State for Development Policy and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • Anne-Marie Descotes, Director-General for Globalization, Development and Partnerships, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
  • Peter Failer, Director General for International Development Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development Germany
  • Gladys Ghartey, Head, UN Unit, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ghana
  • Hardeep Puri, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York, India
  • Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo, Vice Minister of National Development Planning / Vice Chairman of National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia
  • Christopher Wallace, Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs, Liberia
  • Luis Alfonso de Alba, Permanent Representative of Mexico to Austria, Mexico
  • Shin Dong-ik, Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of South Korea
  • Kampete Sayinzoga, Permanent Secretary and Secretary of the Treasury,  Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Rwanda
  • Noumea Simi, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Aid Coordination Debt Management, Ministry of Finance, Samoa
  • Shoayb Casoo, Director, South African Development Partnership Agency, South Africa
  • Martin Dehinden, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, Switzerland
  • Helder de Costa, Director of the International Secretariat of the G7+, Ministry of Finance, Timor-Leste
  • Anthony Smith, Director, International Relations Division, Department for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Tony Pipa, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy Planning and Learning, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States
  • Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General, European Commission
  • Min Zhu, Special Advisor to the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Jon Lomøy, Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Birama Boubacar Sidibe, Vice President of Operations, Islamic Development Bank
  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Agency Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  • Judy Chen, Chairman of the Hong Kong Committee, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Michael O’Neill, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Yiping Zhou, Director, UN Office for South-South Cooperation
  • Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive Officer, Action Aid, Italy
  • Ana Ines Abelenda, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
  • Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary-General, CIVICUS
  • Tony Tujan, Jr International Director and Chairperson, IBON and Reality of Aid Network
  • Martin Chungong, Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Josep Roig, Secretary-General, UCLG