November 17, 2018

Differences MDGs and SDGs

MDGs to SDGs: Top 10 Differences An early assessment of the SDGs from The Hunger Project John Coonrod / August 8, 2014 The purpose of this note is […]
November 17, 2018

AI and Economic Development

AI is an unfamiliar phase of capital and labour saving technological development. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the trailblazer of the fourth industrial revolution, rolling-out integrated networks […]
January 3, 2017
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December 24, 2016
Moderating at Charlemagne Building


MEDIA (SELECTED) Launch of World Economic and Social Survey  2013 Presentations of impact of financial crisis on LDC trade performance (2009-10) to the global media at […]
December 24, 2016


INSTITUTION BUILDING His institution building experiences includes providing leadership, guidance and mentoring,  developing annual and multi-annual programmes, managing projects and creating academic and think tank networks. […]
December 24, 2016
With Amartya Sen and Nicholas Stern, Charlemagne, Brussels

About Willem van der Geest

About Willem Willem builds on his academic experiences at Cambridge, Oxford Universities, Brussels, Leiden and Stockholm Universities as well as from senior posts which he has […]
December 24, 2016


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS EDITED VOLUMES 2015    Taking Stock of the Global Partnership for Development – 2015 MDG Gap Task Force Report, (Editor), United Nations  DESA 2014    […]
December 24, 2016
Dr van der Geest receives Staff Award from UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon.


AWARDS 2016         UN Staff Recognition Award received from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 1986-87    FCO Chevening Scholar,  British Council Scholarship to University of […]
December 24, 2016
At UN Secretariat with UN SG


MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATION 2005-present    Member, The Cambridge Society of Belgium 2001-2007        Member, Fondation Universitair, Brussels 1999-2003        Vice-President, EU-Japan Association, […]
December 24, 2016
Willem in the office in pensive mood


POSITIONS HELD: 2013-2016    UNITED NATIONS, Chief, Development Strategies and Policy/Senior Advisor for Macro-economic policy, UN Secretariat, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), New York […]