Dirk Willem te Velde

Dirk Willem te Velde

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Dr Dirk Willem te Velde is the head of the International Economic Development Group. He is currently leading the European Report on Development 2014 on Financing and other Means of Implementation in a post-2015 world (having previously led ERD2012), is research leader of the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme, and advises the UK House of Common Inquiry into the future of the development inquiry.

Dr Dirk Willem te Velde is the head of the International Economic Development Group. He is currently leading the European Report on Development 2014 on Financing and other Means of Implementation in a post-2015 world (having previously led ERD2012), is research leader of the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme, and advises the UK House of Common Inquiry into the future of the development inquiry. He also leads work on Aid for Trade, which recently led to a book, launched at the 4th Global Aid for Trade Review in July 2013. He has further written extensively on G20 and development (e.g. leading ODI’s G20 Development Charter before the start of the G20 DWG), bringing developing country interests and research to the attention of the G20. Dirk Willem co-ordinated an influential study on the effects of the global financial crisis in 11 developing countries. The framework paper was downloaded 100,000 times and the research featured in the Economist, Guardian and other media. In his 13 years at ODI, he has advised donor agencies (e.g. DFID, Sida, and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs), developing country governments (e.g. Malawi, Cambodia) and multilateral bodies (e.g. World Bank, European Commission, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNIDO, ILO, AsDB, WTO LDC group). He has written and edited several books, 30 peer reviewed articles and 40 book chapters related mainly to investment, trade and growth issues. He holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London.

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