July 16, 2013, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development, Ankara
In association with the Republic of Turkey - Ministry of Development
Lant Pritchett is a renowned Harvard economist with many years of experience in the practice and teaching of development. He is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and faculty chair of the MPA/ID program since 2007. He is a non-resident fellow of the centre for Global Development, and a senior fellow of BREAD. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. Pritchett’s work primarily focuses on labour, education, migration, and social protection. He held several research positions at the World Bank between 1988 and 2007 and served as the lead economist in the Social Development group of the South Asia region in Delhi, India in 2004-2007. Pritchett helped produce several World Bank reports including World Development Report 1994: Infrastructure for Development, Assessing Aid: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why (1998), World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for the Poor. He has authored or co-authored over 50 academic papers and published widely on issues of economics, demography, education, and health.
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