IPI Hosts UNDP on Postconflict Economic Recovery

Nora Lustig, Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University.

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the International Peace Institute recently hosted a lunchtime policy discussion on postconflict economic recovery, based on the recently released UNDP report entitled “Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity.”

 

Chaired by IPI President Terje Rød-Larsen, the event featured remarks from John Ohiorhenuan, Director of the 2008 Post-Conflict Economic Recovery Report; Toga McIntosh, Senior Adviser to the Executive Director for Botswana, Burundi, and Ethiopia at the World Bank; and Nora Lustig, Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Attendees of the event included representatives from the academic, UN, and NGO communities. The report––the culmination of a major two-year initiative of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery––offers a comprehensive analysis of the experiences of countries that have recently emerged from conflict. An electronic version of “Post-Conflict Economic Recovery: Enabling Local Ingenuity,” can be viewed online here.

Chair

Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute

Speakers
John Ohiorhenuan, Director of the 2008 Post-Conflict Economic Recovery Report; Former Senior Deputy Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Toga McIntosh, Senior Adviser to the Executive Director for Botswana, Burundi, and Ethiopia at the World Bank; Former Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs of Liberia

Nora Lustig, Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University; Former Director of UNDP’s Poverty Group