Barry Herman

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Barry Herman "is Visiting Senior Fellow at the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School in New York, where he coordinates a project on "Ethics and Debt" with Christian Barry of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. He completed a career of almost 30 years in the United Nations Secretariat at the end of December 2005, most recently as Senior Advisor in the Financing for Development Office in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Over the past two years he has been the team leader on behalf of DESA in organizing two sets of multi-stakeholder consultations (encompassing governments of the North and South, international organizations, private sector and civil society), one on "Building Inclusive Financial Sectors for Development" (jointly with the UN Capital Development Fund) and the other on "Sovereign Debt for Sustained Development" (jointly with UNCTAD). He was part of the Secretariat team that prepared the Monterrey Summit on Financing for Development in 2002. Earlier, he led the team that produced the UN’s annual World Economic and Social Survey. Before joining the UN Secretariat in 1976, he taught development and international economics. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has edited three books and published articles and chapters in books on North-South financial issues. His most recent publications include a chapter called "The Politics of Inclusion in the Monterrey Process," which is to appear in Promoting Enfranchisement: Toward Inclusion and Influence in Sustainable Development Governance (Jessica Green, ed., Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006) and "How Well do Measurements of an Enabling Environment Stand Up?" in The IMF and the World Bank at Sixty (Ariel Buira, ed., London: Anthem Press, 2005)." [1]

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  1. Directors, Global Integrity, accessed May 18, 2010.