Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

Sakiko  Fukuda-Parr
MA, Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
MALD, International Affairs, Tufts University
Professor of International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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Areas of Expertise:
International development, global poverty and inequality, genetically modified crops, human rights and poverty
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a development economist concerned with global poverty and inequality. She explores these problems from the perspective of human development and human rights and has been working on a range of related issues, including violent conflict, global technology, and gender. She is currently conducting research for a book on the role of Millennium Development Goals in reshaping international development agendas and another on a new index with which to measure economic and social human rights. From 1995 to 2004, she served as lead author and director of the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Reports. Her work has appeared in major journals and media outlets including the Financial Times, and she has been interviewed a number of times on the BBC.
Courses Taught:
  • Development Economics
  • Rights-Based Development
  • Human Rights and Poverty: Case Studies
  • Comparative Development Experience
Recent Publications:
“Conflict Prevention as an Objective of Development Aid,” in Foreign Aid for Development, ed. George Mavrotas (2010)

“An Index of Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment: Concept and Methodology,” Journal of Human Rights (2009) (co-author)

“Human Rights and Development,” in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen, Volume II: Societies, Institutions and Development, ed. Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (2008)

The Gene Revolution: GM Crops and Unequal Development, (2007) (editor and main contributor)

“Millennium Development Goal 8: Indicators for International Human Rights Obligations?” (2006)

Readings in Human Development: Concepts, Measures and Policies for a Development Paradigm (2003; revised and expanded third edition forthcoming) (co-editor)

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