Time to reimagine sustainable development? On the eve of the UN General Assembly

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The 8th Yale Development Dialogue will take place on the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly. It will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals — the blueprint for global development adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 — and new ideas in health, social protection, and poverty reduction.
Catherine Cheney ‘10 is a Senior Reporter for Devex, covering the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, University of Oxford. Between 2011 and 2017, he was Chief Economist of the Department of International Development (DFID, now merged into FCDO), the UK government department in charge of aid policy and spending. Dercon also serves as Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford, and as Policy Advisor to Dominic Raab, the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State.
Shanta Devarajan is Professor of the Practice of Development at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His previous positions include Senior Director for Development Economics (DEC) and a former Acting Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. He was a director of the World Development Report 2004, “Making Services Work for Poor People”.
Rory Stewart is a Senior Fellow at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he focuses on contemporary politics in crisis and on international development and intervention in fragile and conflict affected states. Stewart served as the UK Secretary of State for International Development where he doubled the U.K.’s investment in international climate and environment.