Homi Kharas

Transition to „a developing world”

We’ve long thought about the developing world as a group of poor countries which have yet to achieve high levels of GDP per capita. In reality every country is developing in the sense that each is trying to find a pathway to sustainable development and eradicate extreme poverty. Homi Kharas of Brookings Institution will discuss the need for radical shift in thinking about development in post 2015 agenda at his Kapuscinski Development Lecture in Riga. Watch live on 9 January at 5 pm EET / 3 pm GMT at official launch of the European Year for Development 2015.

Friday 09.01.2015

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Homi Kharas is a senior fellow and deputy director for the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. Formerly a chief economist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Kharas currently studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of a middle class, the food crisis and global governance and the G20. He has served most recently as the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High Level Panel, co-chaired by President Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, advising the U.N. Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda. His most recent co-authored books are Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People (Brookings Press, 2013); After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Catalyzing Development: A New Vision for Aid (Brookings Press, 2011).
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