ONLINE | Voluntary National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What can we learn for a post-pandemic world?

The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will discuss with Civil Society Reflection Group their key findings of its analysis of 2020 VNRs, highlighting the disconnect between the ambition of the agenda and the attention given to the transformative policies in such areas as productive capacities, pandemic preparedness, inequalities and sustainable consumption and production. 

Monday, July 12, 2021, 1:00PM to 2:30PM (EDT)


Barbara Adams, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Kori Udovicki, Rolph van der Hoeven, Marcia Tavares, Natalya Volchkova, Leticia Moreno and Roberto Bissio.

Presented by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the Schools of Public Engagement and the UN CDP.

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Barbara Adams is Board Chair at Global Policy Forum & Part-time Faculty at GPIA The New School.
Barbara Adams is an economist, professor, and serves as an independent policy advisor for the United Nations. During her career she has worked as a consultant to UNICEF, served on the board of directors for the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and has undertaken development work in Latin America, including on housing and settlement projects in Uruguay.

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Vice Chair of CDP & Professor of International Affairs at the New School.
Development economist working in the multidisciplinary framework of capabilities and human development; her current research topics focus on global health, human rights and economic policy, and politics of global goal setting. She was lead author and Director, UNDP Human Development Reports 1995-2004.

Kori Udovicki is CDP member and 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).

Rolph van der Hoeven is CDP member and Professor of Employment and Development Economics (Emeritus) at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, Netherlands.
From 2005 to 2008, Rolph van der Hoeven 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 and is widely published on employment, poverty, inequality, and economic reform issues and has a PhD in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam.

Marcia Tavares is Economic Affairs Officer, Secretariat of the CDP at UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Economist working on Least developed  countries, development policy, international trade. Former positions include Economic Affairs Officer at UNC TAD and the Economic Affairs Officer at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/ CEPAL). 

Natalya Volchkova is CDP member and Senior Lecturer and Policy Director at the Center for Economic and Financial Research, New Economic School, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Moscow.
Volchkova has been a 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.  She is the author of various publications and books on economic issues and has been awarded the VISBY Scholarship for Senior Researchers (Sweden), and the Fulbright Scholarship for Visiting Scholars (United States of America).

Leticia Moreno is CDP member and Professor at the Institute of Social Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.
Leticia Moreno 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. 

Roberto Bissio is Executive Director of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute) and heads the secretariat of Social Watch.
Uruguayan journalist who has written on development issues since 1973. Roberto Bissio is Executive Director of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute), a non-profit research and advocacy organization. He also heads the secretariat of Social Watch, an international network of groups monitoring issues related to poverty eradication and gender equality. He is a member of Third World Network’s international committee and of the civil society advisory group to the UNDP administrator.

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