Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Professor of International Affairs, The New School
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Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Professor of International Affairs at the New School and Vice Chair of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy. She is a development economist who has published widely on a broad range of development policy-related issues including poverty, gender, technology, capacity development and agriculture. Her current research projects include the role of economic policy in realizing the right to food and the political economy of the Millennium Development Goals. Fukuda-Parr started her career at the World Bank working on agricultural projects before moving to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), where she worked on aid coordination in Africa. Between 1995 and 2004 she was director and lead author of the UNDP Human Development Reports. She is very widely published and has this year released her co-authored book, Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (2015), and two books she co-edited, The MDGs, Capabilities and Human Rights: The Power of Numbers to Shape Agendas (2015) and Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crisis (2015). Fukuda-Parr received a BA from Cambridge University, an MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and an MA in Economics from Sussex University.