The role of the Advisory Panel is to provide strategic guidance and feedback to the team at the Human Development Report Office, in preparation of the 2012 and 2013 Human Development Reports.
Ashrawi has served as the official spokesperson for the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process, and has been elected numerous times to the Palestinian Legislative Council. Ashrawi is a member of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Third Way party. She is the first woman elected to the Palestinian National Council. Ashrawi serves on the Advisory Board of several international and local organizations including the World Bank Middle East and North Africa (MENA), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the International Human Rights Council. Read more
Professor Ayensu is former Chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, (CSIR) Ghana and former Chairman of the World Bank Inspection Panel. He is a founding Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, and is a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford; the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; and the New York Academy of Sciences. He was twice awarded the Ghana National Science Award and is the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from the United States National Museum of Natural History. Read more
Professor Buarque is currently a Senator and Chairman of the Committee on Education. He is also a full member of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, of the Human Rights and Participative Legislation Committee, and of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Mercosur. In the past, Professor Buarque was the Governor of the Federal District of Brazil and president of the Brazilian NGO Missao Crianca which promotes education for low-income children. He also served as Minister of Education and was Dean of the University of Brasilia. Read more
Mr. Elliott is currently CEO of the Washington DC based NGO ONE, the global development advocacy NGO started by Bono. Prior to joining ONE, he served as editor of TIME International, Deputy Managing Editor of TIME Magazine, and was also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine. Before that, he worked at the Economist as a political editor and Washington bureau chief and was the founding author of both the “Bagehot” and “Lexington” columns. Read more
Professor Ghosh is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was awarded the ILO Decent Work Research Prize in 2010 and the Nord Sud Social Science Research Prize from the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo in 2010. She was also the principal author of the West Bengal Human Development Report which has received the UNDP Prize for excellence in analysis. Read more
Professor Guillaumont is the President of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI). He is Professor Emeritus at the Université d'Auvergne, a member of the CERDI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International), which he founded in 1976, and is Director of the Revue d'Economie du Développement. He is also a member of the European Development Network (EUDN) and Fellow of the Oxford Center for Studies on African Economies (CSAE). Read more
Professor Hausmann has advised governments in over 80 developing countries on creating effective growth strategies and development policies. His research includes issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development.
As Director of CID he guides the Center’s focus on solving global challenges with breakthrough research at the cutting edge of the hard sciences, social sciences, ethics and politics. Under Professor Hausmann’s leadership, CID’s Growth Lab has developed innovative theories and their practical applications. Previously, Ricardo served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000).He served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee. Read more
Dr. Hvidt is currently the Director of the Danish Institute for International Studies. In the past she has served as Director of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for the UN and the World Bank; and Director of the Department for East, West and Central Africa. She earlier served as Embassy Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation in Brussels. Dr. Hvidt has also served at the Directorate General for Development at the European Commission. Read more
Dr. Khalaf is Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). In the past she served as Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she launched pioneering projects receiving international honours, including the Prince Claus Award and the King Hussein Leadership Prize. Prior to joining UNDP, Ms. Khalaf held many senior policymaking positions in Jordan, including Minister for Industry and Trade (1993-1995), Minister for Planning (1995-1998) and Deputy Prime Minister (1999-2000). As head of the ministerial economic team, she led the drive to reform and modernize the economy while simultaneously implementing a social package for building human capabilities, alleviating poverty and strengthening the social safety net. Read more
Sir James Alexander Mirrlees is an economist and winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is currently Master of the Morningside College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and also emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has also taught at MIT and Oxford. Read more
Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.
Professor Thandika Mkandawire is former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the first person to take on the new position of Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE).. Prof. Mkandawire was formerly Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and has taught at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe. Read more
Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He also currently heads a Commission to review the activities of the International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office. Prior to his appointment, Ocampo served in a number of positions in the United Nations and the Government of Colombia, most notably as United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs; Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Minister of Finance and Public Credit and Chairman of the Board of Banco del República (Central Bank of Colombia). Read more
Dr. Pachauri has chaired the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002 and has been director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001. He has been a leader in the global climate policy debate and played a major role in laying the groundwork for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. He accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, which shared the honour with former Vice President Al Gore. He is also head of Yale’s Climate and Energy Institute. Read more
Former Minister of Finance Mr. Radwan is Egypt’s former Minister of Finance and has served with ILO as adviser to the director general on development policies and counsellor on Arab countries. Mr. Radwan was also the managing director of the Economic Research Forum and a consultant to the General Authority for Investment in Egypt. Read more
Dr. Ramli served as Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance of Indonesia under the administration of President Wahid. Dr. Ramli was Chair of the Financial Sector Committee (KKSK) and the Chair of the Presidential Decision 133 Team to conduct renegotiations with private electricity generators. Dr. Ramli was also Chairman of Bulog, Indonesia's large rice procurement agency. Read more
Gustav Ranis is the Frank Altschul Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Yale University. He was Director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies from 1995 to 2003, a Carnegie Corporation Scholar from 2004 to 2006, Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale from 1967 to 1975, Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy at USAID from 1965 to 1967, and Director of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics from 1958 to 1961. Professor Ranis has more than 20 books and 300 articles on theoretical and policy-related issues of development to his credit. Read more
Dr. Ruan Zongze has been associated with CIIS since 1988. He was a visiting scholar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London from 1992 to 1993. From 1996 to 2000, he served in the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom as Second Secretary and later First Secretary. He was appointed as the Vice President of CIIS in 2002. From July 2007 to December 2011, Dr. Ruan served in the Chinese Embassy in the United States as Minister Counselor. Currently, he is Vice President and a senior research fellow at CIIS. He is also editor-in-chief of the CIIS journal - China International Studies, and member of the UNDP Human Development Report Advisory Panel. Read more
Professor Stewart is currently Emeritus Professor of Development Economics and is past Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE) at Oxford University. She is currently president of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Mahbub ul Haq Award in recognition of her lifetime achievements in promoting human development and named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American. Read more
Mr. Akihiko Tanaka is President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Before assuming the present post, he was Professor of International Politics at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. Most recently he was Vice President of the University of Tokyo (2011-2012), Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo (2009-2011), and Director of the Division of International Affairs of the University of Tokyo (2008-2010).
He obtained his B.A. in International Relations at the University of Tokyo in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.
Mr. Tanaka’s specialties include theories of international politics, contemporary international relations in East Asia, and Japan’s foreign policy. He has numerous books and articles in Japanese and English including the New Middle Ages: The World System in the 21st Century (Tokyo: The International House of Japan, 2002). Read more