Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Visiting Professor, New School University

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is currently a Visiting Professor at the New School's Graduate Program in International Affairs. As a development economist, her work focuses on policies for equitable development using a multidisciplinary approach. Between 1995 and 2004, she was director of the annual Human Development Reports commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). These research-based publications are known for their innovative measurement, concepts, and policy proposals on emerging development challenges, covering diverse themes such as "Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World" (2002), "Making New Technologies Work for Human Development" (2001); "Human Rights" (2000); and "Globalization" (1999).

Sakiko is co-editor of Readings in Human Development: Concepts, Measures and Policies for a Development Paradigm. She is founding editor of the Journal of Human Development: Alternative Economics in Action and is on the editorial board of Feminist Economics. She spearheaded UNDP's policy work on technical cooperation effectiveness and capacity building. She led the 1993 publication Rethinking Technical Cooperation, Reforms for Capacity Building in Africa—one of the most comprehensive reviews of the subject, and the 2002 revisit, Capacity for Development; Old Problems, New Solutions.

She has held management positions in UNDP in Africa and worked at the World Bank as an agricultural economist. She graduated from Cambridge, Sussex, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Focus: Agriculture, Democracy, Development, Economy, Gender, Globalization, Human Rights, China, Japan, United States, Americas, Asia, Global

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Chinese economy, Emerging and transition economies, European enlargement, International economics, International trade, and FDI

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009

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