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Oral history interview with Richard Jolly, 2005

Creator: Jolly, Richard
Project: United Nations intellectual history project (UNIHP).
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Co-Director of UN Intellectual History Project, Senior Research Fellow at the City University Graduate Center, and Economist

Scope and Contents

Family background in England, Canada, and Bronxville, New York. Education: Brighton College, Cambridge University, Economics, Ph.D. Yale University; Career: Community Development Officer, Kenya, Analyst under Michael Farrell, British coal mining industry statistics, Economic Development Study of Cuba, East Africa Institute of Social Research, Uganda, Member of United Nations (UN)/ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/Economic Commission on Africa (ECA) to Northern Rhodesia, Analyst, Economic Development, Zambia, Department of Applied Economics, Cambridge University, Economist and Director of Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Co-Director of World Employment Programme Mission in Kenya, Co-Author Redistribution with Growth, Chairman of Society of International Development (SID), North-South Roundtable, Organization for the Cooperation of Economic Development (OCED), Committee on Development Planning (CDP), Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Author of Adjustment with a Human Face, Author of The Human Development Report, Special Advisor to the Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Human Poverty Index (HPI). Christianity, conscientious objector, global inequality, Kenya after Mau Mau Rebellion, United Kingdom Ministry of Overseas Development, Yale Economic Growth Center, Dudley Seers, Lloyd Seers, research in educational economics, underdevelopment, Cuban Revolution, Development Decades, Wife Alison Jolly, decolonization, World Employment Programme Missions, relationship between World Bank and World Employment Programme, IDS, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, The Pearson report, Millenium Development Goals, least developed countries (LDCs) agency in UN system, lack of LDC development research in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), UNICEF staff, UNICEF experience, gender, Cold War, Human Development Index (HDI), and human security


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Copyright by the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2006

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