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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Dirk Willem te Velde
Dirk Willem te Velde

Dirk Willem te Velde

Dr Dirk Willem te Velde is the head of the International Economic Development Group. He is currently leading the European Report on Development 2014 on Financing and other Means of Implementation in a post-2015 world (having previously led ERD2012), is research leader of the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme, and advises the UK House of Common Inquiry into the future of the development inquiry. He also leads work on Aid for Trade, which recently led to a book, launched at the 4th Global Aid for Trade Review in July 2013. He has further written extensively on G20 and development (e.g. leading ODI’s G20 Development Charter before the start of the G20 DWG), bringing developing country interests and research to the attention of the G20. Dirk Willem co-ordinated an influential study on the effects of the global financial crisis in 11 developing countries. The framework paper was downloaded 100,000 times and the research featured in the Economist, Guardian and other media. In his 13 years at ODI, he has advised donor agencies (e.g. DFID, Sida, and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), developing country governments (e.g. Malawi, Cambodia) and multilateral bodies (e.g. World Bank, European Commission, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNIDO, ILO, AsDB, WTO LDC group). He has written and edited several books, 30 peer reviewed articles and 40 book chapters related mainly to investment, trade and growth issues. He holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique
Unloading sacks of rice at Beira Port Run by Cornelder in Mozambique

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Is global governance of finance fit for purpose?

Event - Public event - 1 April 2014 13:00 - 14:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

The launch of the Global Financial Governance and Impact Report, the first comprehensive independent report to hold world leaders to account, asking five years after world leaders committed themselves to reform global financial governance, has the goal of reformation been achieved?  

Dirk Willem te Velde

Can Africa sustain its growth?

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 3 March 2014
​Sub-Saharan Africa grew at a rate of 5 percent in 2013, and is expected to grow by 6 percent next year. Impressive data, but unless this growth is accompanied by deeper economic transformation, the continent will face challenges in sustaining it for much longer.