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NSSR Faculty Sanjay Reddy Appointed to High Level UN Development Team

Sanjay Reddy’s experience in the world of development speaks for itself: he has worked extensively as a researcher, consultant, or expert for development agencies and international institutions such as the G-24 (group of developing countries) and Oxfam, he has been elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, and he co-founded the Global Consumption and Income Project, an organization that “aims to provide a deeper understanding of the evolution of material well-being” across the globe. And that’s just a small snippet of his jaw-dropping resume.

Now, the associate professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research is bringing his knowledge and expertise to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he will serve as a member of an independent, high-level team of advisers who will determine the long-term positioning of the UN development system in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Reddy is well suited to the task before him. In addition to the aforementioned career highlights, he has been a member of the advisory panel of the United Nation Development Fund’s Human Development Report, the UN Statistics Division’s Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics, and the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He has also held fellowships from the Center for Ethics, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, among many others.

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