PEGNet Conference 2009: Policies for Reducing Inequality in the Developing World
Focusing on the role of ‘Policies for Reducing Inequality in the Developing World’, the PEGNet Conference will once again provide a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The two conference days will feature sessions based on invited and contributed papers, debates, round tables and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice. Confirmed speakers and discussants include Kate Bird (ODI), Carlos Braga (World Bank), Giovanni Andrea Cornia (University of Florence), Guillermo Cruces (CEDLAS), Francisco Ferreira (World Bank), Jan Willem Gunning (Free University of Amsterdam), Rolph van der Hoeven (ISS, former director at ILO), Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen), Tanya van Meelis (Development Bank of Southern Africa) and Jan Pronk (ISS, The Hague, former Minister for Development Cooperation in The Netherlands). A highlight at the this years conference will be a session with Bert Koenders, the current Minister for Development Cooperation in The Netherlands.