"Reinventing Development Research"

In 2006 the Institute of Development Studies and its partners organised 46 roundtables all over the world, involving 1300 participants. The participants were asked what they thought the key international development issues would be over the next 5-10 years and what that meant for the “what” and the “how” of development research. What emerged was a sense that (a) there is a common convergence of issues that people are worried about, (b) there is a growing recognition that the pathways for addressing these issues are multiplying and (c) there is a serious accountability gap in development and in development research. The presentation will outline these 3 issues and draw out what this means for the next generation of development research.

This event is co-sponsored by: Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo, and CIGI

Speaker Bio

Formerly Director of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Division of Food Consumption and Nutrition, Professor Haddad conducted and led policy research at the intersection of poverty, food security and nutrition in Africa and Asia. An economist, his research interests are wide ranging and he has written on social capital, the policy process, human rights, urbanisation, gender, agriculture, AIDS and social protection. Professor Haddad has also been appointed a Consultant by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the World Health Organisation, both Specialised Agencies of the United Nations, and the Inter-American Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Professor Haddad, who studied at University of Reading, University of Massachusetts and Stanford University, is currently the Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and Professor of Development Studies.