Sep 16 2011
Former Vice-President of the World Bank, Former Minister for Economic Affairs & the Treasury,Turkey, Former UNDP Administrator; Vice President, Brooking Institution and Finance speaker
Kemal Derviş is currently a member of the Commission on Growth and Development. He was the head of the United Nations Development Programme from 2005 to 2009 and also the Chair of the UN Development Group. He was a member of the International Task Force on Global Public Goods and also a member of the Special Commission on the Balkans. He has cooperated with the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford and the Center for Global Development in Washington.
“Kemal Derviş helped fix the worst economic crisis in Turkey’s modern history”
Kemal Derviş earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. In 1977 he joined the World Bank, holding various positions therein. From 2001 to 2002, he was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for Turkey’s recovery programme after the devastating financial crisis that hit the country in 2001. From 2002 to 2005 he represented the Turkish Parliament in the Constitutional Convention on the Future of Europe and was a member of the joint commission of the Turkish and European Parliaments. He was also active in the Centre for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies, a Turkish NGO working on economic and political issues.
What he offers you
Having been an active participant in various European and international networks including the Global Progressive Forum and the Progressive Governance Network, Kemal Derviş gained international attention from his part in the admirable recovery of Turkey, when his relations with international lenders proved invaluable. An adviser to the Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Mèditerranèen (IPEMed), he is also a member of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and therefore ideally positioned to provide decision makers with the knowledge they require.
How he presents
Hailed as the saviour of the economy, Kemal Derviş is an authoritative and powerful speaker who knows his own mind. His presentations are very much in demand at prestigious events and delivered in his captivating, assertive and impressive style.
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The World Economy in the Second Decade of the 21st Century
Middle East and North Africa
Energy and Climate Change
Asia and Policymaking for the Global Economy
The Global Economic Crisis and Potential Implications for Foreign Policy and National Security
Devastating for the world’s poor: climate change threatens the development gains already achieved
A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance, and Reform
The Eurpoean Transformation of Modern Turkey
The transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (The evolving role of the World Bank)
Slovakia: Restructuring for Recovery
General Equilibrium Models for Development Policy
Awards & Recognition
Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon (Japan)
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