Richard Jolly

Richard Jolly was for five years, until June 2000, architect of the Human Development Report and special adviser to the Administrator of UNDP. From 1982 to 1995 he was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, with responsibilities for UNICEF’s programmes in over 130 countries. Richard Jolly is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, where he was Director from 1972 to 1981.

Papers Published in World Economics:

False Attack
Author: Richard Jolly

In this rejoinder to David Henderson’s article "False Perspective: the UNDP view of the world" (World Economics Vol 1 No 1 January-March 2000), Richard Jolly, former special adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, argues that Henderson’s criticisms of the UNDP’s Human Development Report 1999 are both misguided and misdirected, are dangerously complacent in suggesting that global governance needs no reforms, and take little account of the Report’s wider perspectives of human development and globalisation.

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