Inge Kaul is external advisor to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations on policy options to meet global challenges, including more effective multilateralism, new and innovative ways of international-cooperation finance and global-issue diplomacy.

She is Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington, DC.

She was the first director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, a position, which she held from 1989 to 1994, and director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005. Prior to that, she served in UNDP’s country office in Afghanistan and the Lao People’s Republic.

Inge Kaul is the editor /co-author of numerous publications on international public economics and finance, including Global Public Goods (Edward Elgar 2016), The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (Oxford University Press, New York, 2006) and Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization (Oxford University Press, New York, 2003). Her current research focuses on demonstrating when, why and how in today’s world multilateral cooperation can be effective and, importantly, fair and mutually beneficial for all – nature, people, and the planet as a whole.

She has served on a number of advisory boards, expert groups and commissions. At present, she is a member of the Global Commission on Water Economics and a member of Diplomats without Borders (DWB).

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