HDRO Conference Room
16 September 2010
Time: 11.30 - 13.00 p.m.
In light of the forthcoming UNRISD flagship report, Combating Poverty and Inequality, this seminar will focus on UNRISD research, highlighting three crucial elements of a sustainable and inclusive development strategy: sustained growth and structural change that create jobs and improved earnings for the vast majority of people; comprehensive social policies that are grounded in universal rights; and civic activism and political arrangements that ensure states are responsive to the needs of all citizens.
About the Speaker
Sarah Cook is the Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), a position she took up in November 2009. A development economist and China specialist, her research has focused principally on the social and distributional impacts of economic reform in China. She received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, and from 1996 to 2009 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. From 2000-2005 she was Program Officer in the Ford Foundation’s Beijing office. Recent work includes directing a multi-country research programme on Social Protection in Asia, and research on gender and informal employment in China, various dimensions of China’s social policy reforms, and the rise of China as a development actor.
HDR 2010 seminar series
The event will take place in the HDRO Conference Room, 304 East 45th Street, FF building 12th Floor. For more information, and to organize a building pass, please contact email@example.com or 212-906-6977.
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