Session Speaker

Paul Ladd


Paul Ladd

Biography

Paul Ladd joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2006 and currently heads up UNDP’s Team on the Post–2015 Development Agenda. Previously, he led UNDP’s policy team on inclusive globalization, including trade, development finance, and migration, and the team that prepared UNDP’s contribution to the September 2010 Review Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. In 2008 and 2009, he provided support to the Office of the UN Secretary-General on the financial and economic crisis, and engagement with the G20. Before moving to New York City, Ladd was a policy adviser on international development for the U.K. Treasury, including the period building up to and through the U.K.’s Chair of the G8 and European Union in 2005. Previously he was Chief Economist and acting Head of Policy with the U.K. charity Christian Aid; the U.K. Department for International Development’s economic adviser for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland; and a financial adviser for the Central Bank of Guyana.

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