2004 Conference Videos: Sakiko Fukada-Parr
Opening Keynote, Thursday
Ms. Fukuda-Parr is an economist who has over two decades of experience in development politics and operational programs. Her primary concentrations include Africa, agricultural development, poverty-oriented rural development, policy dialog for aid coordination, aid management, capacity building, and technical assistance effectiveness. She has been the Director of the United Nations Human Development Report Office since 1995.
Prior to her present position as Director, Ms. Fukuda-Parr was with United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa, focusing on capacity building issues. Her portfolio also includes Division Chief for West Africa (Sahel), Principal Economist and Deputy Coordinator of Assistance to LDCs, Deputy Resident Representative in Burundi, and Technical Adviser in agricultural development. Before joining the UNDP, Ms. Fukuda-Parr worked with the World Bank, where she served as an Agricultural Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Ms. Fukuda-Parr has been the chief author of a variety of reports, including the 2000 Human Development Report on Human Rights, the 1999 report on Globalization, 1998 report on Consumption, 1997 report on Human Poverty and the 1996 report on Economic Growth.
Ms. Fukuda-Parr is a graduate of Cambridge University, the University of Sussex, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.