Saturday, 16 August 2008

Next guest: Kemal Dervis, head of the UN Development Program

Posted by Daniel Altman in Q & A, General

(Blogs-ITH)-Loyal readers, this week we’re very excited to bring you yet another pre-eminent guest from the world of economic development. Kemal Dervis, administrator of the United Nations Development Program and chair of the United Nations Development Group, will be taking your questions.

Few people have the breadth of experience that Dr. Dervis boasts at both the national and international levels. Formerly a parliamentarian and minister for economic affairs in Turkey, he was also vice president of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa, and later the bank’s vice president for poverty reduction and economic management. He has worked with virtually every important international institution that deals with economic issues, from the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund to the Commission on Growth and Development.

In particular, Dr. Dervis would like to answer your questions on these two topics:
1. how to better integrate poverty reduction with the climate change agenda; and
2. the need for greater policy cooperation in the world economy.

Please leave your questions as comments on this blog entry, or send them to me directly at All questions MUST include your real, full name and country of residence, or they will not be used. I’ll collect your questions through Friday, August 1 - thanks in advance!

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