2009 Human Development Award honours Frances Stewart for lifetime achievements
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Among many publications, Frances Stewart is coauthor of UNICEF’s influential study, Adjustment with a Human Face (OUP 1987); War and Underdevelopment (OUP 2001); and editor of Horizontal Inequalities and Conflict: Understanding Group Violence in Multiethnic Societies (Palgrave, 2008).
She has directed a number of major research programs including several financed by the UK Government’s Department for International Development, and others by the Swedish Development Agency and the Carnegie Corporation.
Frances has been Director of the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE), at Oxford University’s Department of International Development, since 2003, and was Director of the University’s International Development Centre (Queen Elizabeth House) from 1993-2003.
A Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, Frances has acted as consultant for early Human Development Reports; is President of the Human Development and Capability Association; and Vice-Chair of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy. She was previously Vice-Chair of the Board of the International Food Policy Research Institute.
Named one of fifty outstanding technological leaders for 2003 by Scientific American (Policy Leader in Economic Development Strategies for promoting anti-poverty campaigns to help quell armed conflicts in developing countries), Frances’ major areas of work include appropriate technology; basic needs; adjustment and poverty; development during conflict; group behaviour; horizontal inequalities; human development.