A new strategy on development

OECD Global Forum on Development, March 2012.
The OECD is preparing a new Strategy on Development with the goal of enhancing its contribution to sustainable economic development worldwide, by leveraging on and sharing its knowledge base and policy networks and ensuring that the policies pursued by its Members are coherent with the goal of promoting development.

Co-Chairs:
– Jon Lomøy, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate
– Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre

Introductory remarks: Rintaro Tamaki, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

Speakers:
– Ian Goldin, Director of Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
– Nora Lustig, Professor, Tulane University and Non-resident fellow, Center for Global Development
– Marcio Pochmann, President, IPEA, Brazil

Can globalisation work for the poor?

Panel Discussion and book launch, hosted by the Oxford Martin School and IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research).

Globalisation is bound in a complex relationship with poverty. Its forces are powerful and can act to either destroy or radically improve the economic position of areas in development. Despite this, the opportunities that the phenomenon presents for development are largely underexplored and underexploited.

Summary of Book: In Globalization for Development, Ian Goldin and Kenneth Reinert seek to demonstrate how this relationship takes form. Through setting out the evidence, it disentangles the way in which global flows of trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas can contribute to economic development and recommends ways in which these dynamic forces can be used to promote shared growth and prosperity.

Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse

World Economic Forum, Davos, 2012. Oxford University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, and the Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Ian Goldin, as part of a delegation of Oxford academics who participated in an ‘IdeasLab’ asking, “In today’s hyperconnected world, what collaborative models are emerging to solve global issues?”

The ideas under discussion at this year’s IdeasLab were:

Hyperconnectivity, creativity and collapse, led by Professor Ian Goldin
Pandemics – more connection, more risk?, led by Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections
Supply Chain – building resilience, mitigating risk, led by Felix Reed-Tsochas, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity
Data deluge and citizen science, led by Chris Lintott, Co-Director, Programme on Computational Cosmology
Governance for a complex world, led by Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government

Globalization and Building Resilience in Business Against Systemic Risk

Technological and economic growth have the potential to lead the 21st century to being the best period of human existence on the planet, but there are challenges. The scale of issues with which we are faced is unprecedented, and understanding their influence and impact is critical. The tidal wave of globalization has created a pace of change that has not been experienced in any previous century. Our challenge and opportunity is to embrace this rapid evolution while working to ensure that globalization is stable and progressive, without leading to systemic risk. Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Barry Briggs, interviews Dr. Ian Goldin, Director, James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford who shares his view of this new world and the risks and rewards for businesses and individuals around the globe.

Humanity at the Crossroads

Dr Ian Goldin speaks at the Royal Institution.

What the Future Holds

Dr Ian Goldin presenting at Dalian in 2009

Navigating our global future

Ian Goldin speaking at TED 2009

21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads

October 2008: ’21st Century Challenges: Humanity at the Crossroads’ by Dr Ian Goldin