Meeting with Mike Callaghan, Deputy Secretary, International Affairs, Australian Treasury (Washington DC, September 22, 2011).
Meetings with Shamsul Alam, General Economics Division, Planning Commission; Binayak Sen, Research Director, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS); Rushidan Islam Rahman, Research Director, BIDS; and other senior government officials (Dhaka, January 23-24, 2012).
Consultations with Arjan de Haan, Program Leader, International Development Research Cooperation (IDRC); and senior officials from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and IDRC (Ottawa, October 24-25, 2011).
Meeting with Jean Lebel, Vice-President of IDRC (Washington DC, April 23, 2012).
Consultation with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; the School of Economics and Business, Beijing Normal University; the China Center for Economic Research, National School of Development; the School of Economics and Business, Tsing Hua University; the School of Labor and Human Resources, Remnin University; and other academics (Beijing, November 4, 2011).
Meetings with Zhang Xinmei, Division Chief, Department of Employment and Income Distribution, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC); and other senior government officials from NDRC and the Department of Social Security, Ministry of Finance (Beijing, November 5, 2011).
Meetings with Chinese Leaders in Development (CLD) Delegation (Washington DC, May 18, 2012). Denmark
Meeting with Ole Christoffersen, Ministry Counselor; Carsten Nilaus Pedersen; Under-Secretary for Development Policy; Albert Bruun Birnbaum; First Secretary; and senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Copenhagen, June 28, 2011).
Meeting with Thomas Djurhuus, Minister Counselor for Development at the Danish Embassy (Washington DC, August 2 and December 5, 2011).
Meetings with Ib Petersen, State Secretary for Development Policy and senior officials (Washington DC, September 24, 2011 and April 22, 2012).
Presentation at the workshop on Human Rights and Development organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nordic Trust Fund for Human Rights (Helsinki, October 4-6, 2011).
Consultation with government officials and academics, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Helsinki, October 7, 2011).
Meeting with Falilou Fall, Head of Office, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs; Sylvie Mouranche, Deputy Head of International Affairs Office, Ministry for Labor, Employment and Public Health; Robert Peccoud, Manager of Research Department, Agence Française de Développement (AFD); and other senior government officials (Paris, June 26-27, 2011).
Meeting with Rémi Genevey, Executive Director and Head of Strategy, AFD; and other senior officials (Washington DC, September 23, 2011).
Consultation with CIRAD, Agricultural Research for Development (Washington DC, February 22, 2012).
Development Policy Forum for the WDR 2013, Berlin, sponsored by the Ministry of Development Cooperation (Bundesministerium fuer wirtschafliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer International Zuammenarbeit (GIZ) (Berlin, November 10-11, 2011). Workshop presided by Mrs. Henriette Strothmann, Executive Director of the Development Policy Forum, and Mr. Friedel Eggelmeyer, Director General, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Meeting with Jutta Kranz-Plote, Division Chief, German Ministry of Development Cooperation (Washington DC, February 13, 2012).
Meeting with Susanne Dorasil, Head of the Division responsible for Economic Policy and the Financial Sector at the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 30, 2012. India
Workshop on employment with senior government officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Central Bank of India organized by NYU Stern Business School and the World Bank (New York NY, September 26-27, 2011).
Meetings with Santosh Mehrotra, Advisor, Planning Commission; Ashok Sahoo, Principal Advisor, Labor and Employment, Planning Commission; Sanjiv Kaushik, Director, Department of Economic Affairs; Dilip Chenoy, CEO and Managing Director, National Skills Development Corporation; Amarjit Kaur, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Labor and Employment; and other senior government officials (Delhi, January 18-20, 2012).
Meetings with Indira Rajaram, Indian Statistical Insitute; Supriya Banerjee, Deputy Director General, CII; V.P. Yadurvedi, Director General, VV Giri National Labor Institute; and other researchers (Delhi, January 18-20, 2012).
Meeting with Akio Honsono, Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute; and senior researchers (Washington DC, August 1, 2011).
Meetings with Kiyoshi Kodera, Vice-President, JICA; Masaaki Iuchi, Deputy Assistant Minister, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; Toshinori Doi, Director, Ministry of Finance (MOF); Shigeo Shimizu, Director, MOF; Hiroshi Matsuura, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and other senior government officials (Tokyo, September 2-3, 2011).
Meetings with Keiichi Tsunekawa, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (REITI); and other academics (Tokyo, September 2 and 3, 2011).
Meetings with Eog-Weon Lee, Director. Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MoSF); and Jaehung Lee, Director Ministry of Employment and Labor (MoEL) (Seoul, August 31, 2011).
Consultation with officials and staff of Centro de Estudios de Finanzas Públicas, Cámara de Diputados; Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado; Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS; Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres, INMUJERES; Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, SEDESOL; and Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social, STPS (Mexico City, January 19, 2012).
Meetings with Luis Matsinhe, Chefe de Departamento, Gabinete de Estudos, Ministério de Finanças; António Muchine, Chefe de Departamento de Planificação, Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional (INEFP); Hélio Neves, Coordenador de Programa de Biocombustíveis, Centro de Promoção Agricola (CEPAGRI), Ministério de Agricultura; António S. Cruz (and colleagues), Director Nacional, Direcção Nacional de Estudos e Análise de Políticas (DNEAP), Ministério de Planificação ; and other government officials (Maputo, January 21, and March 28 to April 2, 2012).
Consultations with Koen Davidse, Director, United Nations and International Financial Institutions Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and senior government officials (Washington DC, March 7, 2012).
Consultations with Hege Hertzberg, Director Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ingrid Glad, Assistant Director General; Harriet Solheim; Senior Advisor; and other senior government officials and researchers (Oslo, November 9, 2011).
Papua New Guinea
Meetings with Dr. Gae Kauzi, Assistant Governor, Bank of Papua New Guinea; Shadrach Himata, Deputy Secretary, Department of Mineral Policy and Geo-hazards Management; Rosemary Isicar, Acting FAS, Department of National Planning and Monitoring; William Tagis, Director General, Office of Higher Education; and other senior government officials, researchers and academics (Port Moresby, January 31-31, 2012).
Meetings with Lee Ark Boon, Divisional Director, Ministry of Manpower; Choo Wai Yee, Deputy Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Anna Lee, Senior Manager, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise; and other senior government officials (Singapore, August 29, 2011).
Meetings with Shandre Mugan Thangavelu, Department of Economics, the National University of Singapore; and Manu Bhaskaran, Centennial Advisors (Singapore, August 29 and 30, 2011).
Meeting with Miriam Altman, Commissioner with the National Planning Commission, Presidency of South Africa, in Washington DC (October 31, 2011).
Meeting with Gonzalo García, Director General for International Financing at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and delegation (Washington DC, September 22, 2011).
Meetings with Torgny Holmgren, Ambassador, Department for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Anna Westerholm, Deputy Director; Per Nystrom, Deputy Director, Division for Labor Law and Work Environment; Ebba Aureali, Program Manager, Swedish International Development Agency; and other senior government officials (Stockholm, July 1, 2011).
Consultative Group meeting of the Knowledge for Change Program in Stockholm with Ministry of foreign Affairs and Swedish International Development Agency (Stockholm, November 8, 2011).
Meeting with Hanna Hellquist, State Secretary for International Development Cooperation and delegation (Washington DC, February 27, 2012).
Meeting with Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, SIDA (Washington DC, May 7, 2012).
Consultation with Jean-Luc Bernasconi, Head of Operations, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO); Ivan Pavletic, Program Manager, SECO; Philippe Sas, SECO; Chantal Nicod, Deputy Head of Division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); Gabriella Spirli, SDC; Simon Junker, SDC; and other senior government officials (Bern, October 18, 2011, and March 29, 2012).
Consultations with senior government officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security and the Ministry of Education, State Planning and Organization (Ankara, May 3, 2012).
Consultations with academics from Koç University, Sabanci University, and Galatasaray University, ILO (Istanbul, May 2, 2012).
Meetings with senior government officials (Kiev, January 18-19, 2012).
Meetings with Alan Winters, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development (DFID); Nick Dyer, Director, Policy Division, DFID; Andrew Norton, Director of Research, Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Dirk Willem te Velde, Head of Programme, ODI; and other senior government officials and researchers (London, June 29-30, 2011).
Meetings with Development Studies Institute (DESTIN); Institute of Fiscal Studies; ODI; London School of Economics; Department of Economics, University of Oxford; (London and Oxford, October 18-20, 2011).
Meeting with a delegation led by Michael Anderson, Director General, DFID, and Rachel Turner, Director for International Finance, DFID (Washington DC, December 5, 2011).
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Panel on jobs at the annual conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) (Santiago de Chile, November 10-12, 2011). Middle East and North Africa
Panel on jobs at the annual meeting of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) (Cairo, March 27, 2012).
Panel on jobs at the annual Africa Economic Research Consortium meetings (Nairobi, December 6, 2011).
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Meeting with Georg Fischer and senior staff from DG Employment (Brussels, November 9, 2012). (Brussels).
Consultation with Henrik Huitfeld, Sven Burgsdorff, Mattias Alman and Charlotte BueManuel, from DG Development Cooperation (video-conference, November 17, 2012).
Institute for The Study of Labor (IZA Newwork)
Workshop on the Concept and Analytical Strategy of the WDR 2013, organized by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) (Bonn, October 13-14, 2011).
Consultation meeting at IZA international workshop (Istanbul, May 1, 2012).
International Development Association (IDA)
Presentation at the Working Group 2 of the IDA Forum Spring Meetings, on Inclusive Development (Washington DC, April 22, 2012).
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Meetings with Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector, senior ILO staff and technical experts (Geneva, June 23-25, 2011).
Meeting with Duncan Campbell, Director of the Skills and Employability Department, and Nancy Donaldson, Director of Washington DC Office (Washington DC, July 12, 2011).
Meeting with Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector (Washington DC, October 3, 2011).
Brainstorming workshops and technical discussions with Jose Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector; Duncan Campbell, Director of Policy Planning; Stephen Pursey, Director, Policy Integration Department; and other senior ILO officers (Geneva, October 17, 2011 and March 28-30, 2012).
Meeting with Chang-Hee Lee, Senior Specialist on Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue, the ILO Office for China and Mongolia (Beijing, November 5, 2011).
Meeting with Regina Galhardi, Especialista en Desarrollo de Empleo, ILO Office for Cuba and México (México City, January 20, 2012)
Meeting with Leio Sibbel, Rob Wayss, A. Shears, and T.I.M.N Khan, ILO Office for Bangladesh (Dhaka, January 23-24, 2012).
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Meeting with Elliot Harris, IMF Special Representative to the UN and Assistant Director, Strategy and Policy Review Department at International Monetary (New York NY, December 14, 2011).
Meetings with Prakash Loungani, Advisor, IMF Research Department, and team working on fiscal policies and employment (Washington DC, January 13 and April 26, 2012).
Organisation Of Economic Cooperation And Development (OECD)
Meetings with Johannes Jȕtting, Head of Unit, and Juan Ramón Delaiglesia, Economist, Poverty Reduction and Social Development Group, OECD Development Centre, (Washington DC, December 13, 2012, and January 25, 2012).
Presentations to Parliamentary Workshops during the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF (Washington DC, September 20, 2011, and April 18, 2012).
Presentation to a Parliamentary Conference on Private Sector Development (Kigali, March 14-16, 2012).
Meeting with Pauline Rose, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO in Washington DC (September 20, 2011).
Presentation at the United Nations Workshop on Productive Capacity, Employment and Decent Work (New York NY, December 14, 2011).
Meetings with Rodolfo de la Torre, Coordinador, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Humberto Soto, Oficial de Asuntos Económicos, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (Mexico City, January 19, 2012).
Meeting with the United Nations Conflict Group (New York NY, December 14, 2011).
Presentation at the ECOSOC meeting with the World Bank (Washington DC, (February 22, 2012).
Presentation at the ECOSOC meeting with the International Financial Institutions, with the participation of Ban-Ki Moon, Secretary General, United Nations (New York NY, March 12, 2012).
Meeting with Peter Verbacka, Vice-President of Marketing, Rovio (Helsinki, October 7, 2011).
Meeting with Susan Lund, Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Byron Auguste, Director, Social Sector; Sree Ramaswamy; and Nick Lovegood (Washington DC, October 28, 2011).
Meeting with Arnhild Bie-Larsen, International Affairs, Utdanningsforbundet, and Lars Holmer-Hoven, Unio (Oslo, November 9, 2011).
Meeting with Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, Team Lease (Delhi, January 16, 2012).
Consultation with Vyacheslav Bykovets, Acting President, All-Ukrainian Association of Employers; Valeriy Holodivskiy, Head of the Department of International Relations, Federation of Employers of Ukraine; Andriy Skulbeda, Director of the Department of Cooperation with Regions, Ukrainian Union of Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs; Tatiana Shyrokova, Head of the Committee, European Business Association (EBA); Olga Gorbanovskaya, Head of Human Capital Group, Partner Ernst & Young; Alena Kozlova, Co-Chair of the ACC HR Committee, Ukrsibbank; Svitlana Burlaka, Policy Officer (External Relations), American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; Oleksandr Chornyy, Policy Officer (Competiveness), American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine; Rodion Kolyshko, Head of the Department, Confederation of Employers of Ukraine; Borisenko Oksana Sergeevna, Coordinator of IT Committee, European Business Association (EBA); Elena Kudryashova, Director of HR Department, Univest Marketing (Kiev, January 18, 2012)
Meeting with Carrie Farrell, Corrie Conrad and Scott Coleman, Google (Washington DC, January 20, 2012).
Meeting with Hugo Italo Morales, Cámara Nacional de la Industria de la Transformación ; and Héctor Oporto Ramírez, Asesor, Confederación de Cámaras Nacionales de Comercio, Servicios y Turismo (Mexico, January 20, 2012).
Meeting with Caroline Ennis, Manager, International Development Advisory, KPMG (Maputo, January 21, 2012).
Consultation with Kazi Saifuddin Ahmed, BEF; Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, BRAC Bank; Galib Ibn Anwarul Azim, YFPAD; Shafiq Anwar, Abruan Group; Kamrun Nahar, Financial Express; Md. Monirul Ahsan, Head of Human Resources, Apex Group; Akku Chowdhury, Transcom Food, Transcom Business House; SK Rumana, BOMSA; Gulshan Nassren Chowdhury , BWCCI; Tafsir Awal, Director Multimode LTD; Luna Shamsuddoha, President,Women in Technology, Doha House; SM Makbul Ahmmad, Peal Farm; and M.M. A Azad, C.B.O Carpeting LTD (Dhaka, January 23, 2012).
Consultations with Greg Anderson, Executive Director, PNG Chamber of Mines & Petroleum; John Gethin-Jones, Group General Manager, NCS Holdings; Amanda Wani, Senior Recruitment Consultant, JDA Wokman Limited; Ian Orrell, Executive Director, PNG Palm Oil Council; Chey Scovell, Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturers Council of PNG; Taunao Vai, Manager, IBBM Enterprise Centre; Bob Tate, Executive Officer, Forest Industries Association; Musje Werror, General Manager, Government and External Relations, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd.; Alan McLay, President, Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Sinton Spence, Principal, Sinton Spence Chartered Accountants; Ron Brew, Manager, Newcrest Mining – Lihir; David Cooke, Organisation Capability Manager, Oil Search Limited; Linda Griffin, Human Resource Manager, Oil Search Ltd.; Jerry Wemin, President, PNG Human Resource Institute Inc. (Port Moresby, January 31-31, 2012).
Consultations with Arok Dut, South Sudan Chamber of Commerce; Paul Majur, Managing Director of Weaves Group, Supply & Construction company; Ngor Ayuel, CEO of Regional Trade & Contracting company; and Paulino Woar, manager of Jam-Jang (a small agriculture company) (Juba, March 6, 2012).
Meeting with Matt Perault, Public Policy Manager, Facebook (Washington DC, March 9, 2012).
Meeting with Allan Sørensen, Senior Adviser, Business Economy, and Sidsel Dyrholm Holst, Senior Adviser, International Market Policy, Confederation of Danish Industry (Washington DC, March 20, 2012).
Meeting with Amitabh Desai, Director of Foreign Policy, the Clinton Foundation; Scott Taitel, Chief Operating Officer; and colleagues (New York NY, September 24, 2011).
Consultations with Tina Weller, Chief Economist, CAFOD; Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam GB; Moussa Haddad, Researcher on inequality and poverty, Oxfam GB; Sara Batmanglich, Senior Programme Manager, International Alert; Lisa Homer, Policy Manager, VSO UK; Joshua Perry, Advisor, Hand-in-Hand International; and Brendan Martin, Managing Director, Public World (London, December 9, 2012).
Meetings with Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee (BRAC); Syed M.Hshemi, Director, BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University; W.M.H. Jaim, Director, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC; Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC); Mohsin Ali, Executive Director, WAVE Foundation; Mostafizur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD); Md. Saiful Islam, PD (Representative) Jagoroni Chakra Foundation; Md. Mukitul Islam, Director, BURO, Bangladesh; Badiul Alam Majumder, Hunger Project; Nazma Akter, Awaj Foundation; Abu Ala Mahmudul Hasan, Deputy Director, SUPRO; Muazzam Hossain, Chair, Board of Governors, Proshika; Kamal Uddin Choudhry, BSSF; Zeb-Un Nahar, General Manager, TMSS; Jinna Ara, SBGSKF; and other civil society representatives (Dhaka, January 23, 2012).
Meeting with Morten Kjaerum, Director of European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (Washington DC, May 21, 2012).
Meeting with Peter Bakvis, Director of Washington DC Office, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) (Washington DC, August 23, 2011).
Consultation with Chihiro Ikusawa, Executive Director, Japan Trade Union Confederation (Rengo); Nobuyuki Shintani, Executive Director, Rengo; and other senior trade union leaders (Tokyo, September 3, 2011).
Consultation with Sergiy Kondryuk, Deputy Head, Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine; Yuriy Kurylo, Vice-President, All-Ukrainian Union of Workers' Solidarity; Bogdan Kavuliten, Head, Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine; Bogdan Overkovskii, Expert, Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine; and Liliia Torba, Federation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (Kiev, January 18-19, 2012).
Meetings with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, and ITUC/Global Unions team (Washington DC, September 22, 2011 and April 13, 2012).
Meeting with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, ITUC; Claire Courteille, Director, Equality; Tim Noonan, Director, Campaigns and Communications; Dwight Justice, Policy Advisor, Economic and Social Policy Department; Jan Dereymaeker, Network Coordinator, Development Cooperation and Education; Jeff Vogt, Legal Advisor, Human and Trade Union Rights Department; Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator, Education and Employment, Education International; Jim Baker, Coordinator, Council of Global Unions; and James Howard, Director Economic and Social Policy (Brussels, November 9, 2011).
Meeting with Ela Bhatt, founder, Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), and consultations with SEWA staff and participants in SEWA programs (Ahmedabad, January 17, 2012).
Discussion with Thomas Pulley, AFL/CIO; Roland Schneider, Trade Union Advisory Council to the OECD; and Peter Bakvis, James Howard, Claire Courteille and Alison Tate, ITUC (Washington, DC, January xx, 2012).
Meeting with Cap. Héctor Cuauhtémoc García, Secretario del Trabajo y Conflictos, Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de México/Unión Nacional de Trabajadores; and Jorge Garduño, Asesor en temas de Economía, Confederación de Trabajadores de México (Mexico City, January 20th, 2012).
Meeting with Boaventura Mondlane, Secretário para Relações Jurídico Laborais e Sociais, Organização de Trabalhadores de Moçambique - Central Sindical (OTM-CS) (Maputo, January 21, 2012).
Meeting with Wajedul Islam, Bangladesh Trade Union Centre (TUC); Lutfar Rahman, TUC; Shamina Najneen, Sadhin Bangla Garments; Lovely Yasmin, TGWF; and Abul Hossain, TGWF (Dhaka, January 24, 2012).
Meeting with Ron Silovo, General Secretary, PNG Public Employees Association (Port Moresby, January 31, 2012).
Presentation at the meetings between the ITUC/Global Unions, the IMF and the World Bank (Washington DC, March 21-22, 2012).
Meeting with Ela Bhatt, SEWA (Washington DC, May 18, 2012).