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Kapuscinscki lecture series: Lant Pritchett talk on ‘Kinky Development – Why 1$/day does not solve poverty’

Kapuscinski lecture series: Lant Pritchett talk on ‘Kinky Development – Why 1$/day does not solve poverty’ 15 October 2014

Guest Lecture at the Metropolitan University Prague
on
Kinky Development – Why 1$/day does not solve poverty
15 October 2014

Program

17.00 – 17.15 Welcome remarks by:
Prof. Michal Klíma
Rector of the Metropolitan University Prague
Ms. Androulla Kaminara
Principal Advisor for Outreach in Development in DEVCO,European Commission Mr. Jan Szczycinski
“Kapucsinski Development Lectures” project manager from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

17.15 – 18.15 Guest Lecture of Professor Lant Pritchett
18.15 – 18.45 Discussion with discussants and the audience
Discussant:
Mr. Michal Kaplan
Head of the Czech Development Agency
Moderator:
Ms. Tereza Němečková,
Deputy-Head of the Department of International Business, Metropolitan University Prague

Professor Lant Pritchett

Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University since 2007 and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development.
He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.S. in Economics and in 1988 from MIT with a PhD in Economics.
He has authored (alone or with one of his 22 co-authors) over 100 works published in refereed journals, articles, chapters in books, in the press and has over 20,000 total citations (not that he checks all the time). In addition to economics journals his work has appeared in specialized journals in demography, education, and health. In 2006 he published Let Their People Come and in 2013 a second book The Rebirth of Education.
After finishing at MIT, Lant joined the World Bank, where he held a number of positions in the Bank’s research complex between 1988 and 1998, including as an adviser to Lawrence Summers when he was Vice President 1991-1993. From 1998 to 2000 he worked in Indonesia. From 2000 to 2004 Lant was on leave from the World Bank as a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2004 he returned to the World Bank and moved to India where he worked until May 2007.
He has been part of the team producing many World Bank reports, including: World Development Report 1994: Infrastructure for Development, Assessing Aid: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why (1998), Better Health Systems for India’s Poor: Findings, Analysis, and Options (2003),World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for the Poor, Economic Growth in the 1990s: Learning from a Decade of Reforms (2005).
In addition to working in the World Bank and academic his career has been engaged in development in a number of capacities, including as a consultant to Google.org, a fellow of BREAD, and as a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

Kapuscinski Development Lectures

Top global thinkers discuss development in the European Union countries. The series “Kapuscinski development lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and partner universities and development think–‐tanks. 40 lectures in 2009–‐2012 gathered over 7,000 participants.

The lecture series offers students from the European Union member states an unprecedented opportunity to learn and discuss about development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness, Europe–‐Africa relations, Millennium Development Goals among other. The high–‐level events contribute to the debate and formulation of the European development policy. The lectures are live streamed at http://kapuscinskilectures.eu and their content is shared on this website.

The lectures honor the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer, who died in 2007. Kapuscinski, whose books were translated into many languages, was often named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing developing countries on all continents. Among other books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia, “Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun” about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and “Imperium” about the Soviet Union.

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid is responsible for defining the EU development policy and ensuring effective programming and implementation of EU’s external aid instruments. EuropeAid coordinates the actions of the EU institutions, the EU Member States and other EU actors around the Union’s core values, objective and common priorities. EuropeAid’s work is carried out with the ultimate aim of reducing poverty in the world, ensuring sustainable development, promoting democracy, peace and security. http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid

United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network, an organisation advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP, on the ground in 177 countries and territories, works closely with national partners – including governments, civil society and the private sector – supporting country needs and priorities related to: poverty, democratic governance, crisis prevention & recovery, environment & energy, HIV, health and development. http://www.undp.org

Metropolitan University Prague

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic. The steady influx of applicants interested in studying at Metropolitan University Prague attests to its reputation of a first-rate educational institution. As of the 2014/2015 academic year, MUP provides education to approximately 6.000 students. Since its establishment in 2001, the university offers study programmes in the area of the humanities, international territorial studies, legal specialisations, media and communication studies, and international economic relations in both full-time and part-time forms of study in Czech as well as English. MUP operates in Prague and in three university centres in Pilsen, Liberec, and Hradec Králové. Metropolitan University Prague provides education in Bachelor’s Degree (Bc.), Master’s Degree (Mgr., Ing.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. and PhDr.) study programmes; consequently, MUP ranks among the few private higher education institutions with a university status in the Czech Republic. http://www.mup.cz
Department of International Business which organizes the guest lecture aims to provide high-quality education in the area of international trade and business. The department offers a Bachelor’s Degree programme in International Business (taught in both English and Czech) and a Master’s Degree programme in Regional Studies and International Business (taught in Czech only). The Bachelor’s Degree programme trains students in both the theoretical subjects (i.e. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Law, World Economic Systems) and the more practically oriented subjects (i.e. International Marketing, International Management, Market Analysis, International Finance). The Master’s Degree programme further improves students’ theoretical knowledge and analytical skills and emphasises the differences in regional development within the global economy, with special regard to developing and other emerging countries. The research centre of the department, the Centre for Studies of International Economic Relations, focuses primarily on research and further educational/training activities for students. In 2011, it became a member of the UNCTAD Virtual Institute, a global platform for universities and research institutions in the field of international trade. The research centre focuses mainly on studies in new theories of international trade, emerging issues of current international monetary system, and a variety of economic issues concerning the rapid increase of developing countries in a global world. It regularly organizes lectures and workshops with business/industry leaders, and international conferences. http://www.facebook.com/kmo.mup
“The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the Metropolitan University Prague. The project is funded by the European Commission.”

Lant Pritchett
Guest Lecture at the Metropolitan University Prague
on
Kinky Development – Why 1$/day does not solve poverty
15 October 2014
Program
17.00 – 17.15 Welcome remarks by:
Prof. Michal Klíma
Rector of the Metropolitan University Prague
Ms. Androulla Kaminara
Principal Advisor for Outreach in Development in DEVCO, European Commission Mr. Jan Szczycinski
“Kapucsinski Development Lectures” project manager from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
17.15 – 18.15 Guest Lecture of Professor Lant Pritchett
18.15 – 18.45 Discussion with discussants and the audience
Discussant:
Mr. Michal Kaplan
Head of the Czech Development Agency
Moderator:
Ms. Tereza Němečková,
Deputy-Head of the Department of International Business, Metropolitan University Prague
Professor Lant Pritchett
Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University since 2007 and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development.
He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.S. in Economics and in 1988 from MIT with a PhD in Economics.
He has authored (alone or with one of his 22 co-authors) over 100 works published in refereed journals, articles, chapters in books, in the press and has over 20,000 total citations (not that he checks all the time). In addition to economics journals his work has appeared in specialized journals in demography, education, and health. In 2006 he published Let Their People Come and in 2013 a second book The Rebirth of Education.
After finishing at MIT, Lant joined the World Bank, where he held a number of positions in the Bank’s research complex between 1988 and 1998, including as an adviser to Lawrence Summers when he was Vice President 1991-1993. From 1998 to 2000 he worked in Indonesia. From 2000 to 2004 Lant was on leave from the World Bank as a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2004 he returned to the World Bank and moved to India where he worked until May 2007.
He has been part of the team producing many World Bank reports, including: World Development Report 1994: Infrastructure for Development, Assessing Aid: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why (1998), Better Health Systems for India’s Poor: Findings, Analysis, and Options (2003),World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for the Poor, Economic Growth in the 1990s: Learning from a Decade of Reforms (2005).
In addition to working in the World Bank and academic his career has been engaged in development in a number of capacities, including as a consultant to Google.org, a fellow of BREAD, and as a co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.
Kapuscinski Development Lectures
Top global thinkers discuss development in the European Union countries. The series “Kapuscinski
development lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered
developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development
Programme and partner universities and development think–‐tanks. 40 lectures in 2009–‐2012 gathered
over 7,000 participants.
The lecture series offers students from the European Union member states an unprecedented opportunity
to learn and discuss about development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness,
Europe–‐Africa relations, Millennium Development Goals among other. The high–‐level events contribute
to the debate and formulation of the European development policy. The lectures are live streamed at
http://kapuscinskilectures.eu and their content is shared on this website.
The lectures honor the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish
journalist and writer, who died in 2007. Kapuscinski, whose
books were translated into many languages, was often
named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the
Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing
developing countries on all continents. Among other
books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia,
“Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun”
about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and
“Imperium” about the Soviet Union.
European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid is responsible
for defining the EU development policy and ensuring effective programming and implementation of EU’s
external aid instruments. EuropeAid coordinates the actions of the EU institutions, the EU Member States
and other EU actors around the Union’s core values, objective and common priorities. EuropeAid’s work is
carried out with the ultimate aim of reducing poverty in the world, ensuring sustainable development,
promoting democracy, peace and security. http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid
United Nations Development Programme is the UN’s global development network, an organisation
advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people
build a better life. UNDP, on the ground in 177 countries and territories, works closely with national
partners – including governments, civil society and the private sector – supporting country needs and
priorities related to: poverty, democratic governance, crisis prevention & recovery, environment & energy,
HIV, health and development. http://www.undp.org
Metropolitan University Prague
Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic. The steady influx of applicants interested in studying at Metropolitan University Prague attests to its reputation of a first-rate educational institution. As of the 2014/2015 academic year, MUP provides education to approximately 6.000 students. Since its establishment in 2001, the university offers study programmes in the area of the humanities, international territorial studies, legal specialisations, media and communication studies, and international economic relations in both full-time and part-time forms of study in Czech as well as English. MUP operates in Prague and in three university centres in Pilsen, Liberec, and Hradec Králové. Metropolitan University Prague provides education in Bachelor’s Degree (Bc.), Master’s Degree (Mgr., Ing.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. and PhDr.) study programmes; consequently, MUP ranks among the few private higher education institutions with a university status in the Czech Republic. http://www.mup.cz
Department of International Business which organizes the guest lecture aims to provide high-quality education in the area of international trade and business. The department offers a Bachelor’s Degree programme in International Business (taught in both English and Czech) and a Master’s Degree programme in Regional Studies and International Business (taught in Czech only). The Bachelor’s Degree programme trains students in both the theoretical subjects (i.e. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Law, World Economic Systems) and the more practically oriented subjects (i.e. International Marketing, International Management, Market Analysis, International Finance). The Master’s Degree programme further improves students’ theoretical knowledge and analytical skills and emphasises the differences in regional development within the global economy, with special regard to developing and other emerging countries. The research centre of the department, the Centre for Studies of International Economic Relations, focuses primarily on research and further educational/training activities for students. In 2011, it became a member of the UNCTAD Virtual Institute, a global platform for universities and research institutions in the field of international trade. The research centre focuses mainly on studies in new theories of international trade, emerging issues of current international monetary system, and a variety of economic issues concerning the rapid increase of developing countries in a global world. It regularly organizes lectures and workshops with business/industry leaders, and international conferences. http://www.facebook.com/kmo.mup
“The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the Metropolitan University Prague. The project is funded by the European Commission.”

About Androulla Kaminara

SCR member of St.Antony's College, Oxford University, 2013-24 Academic Visitor and 2012-13 EU Fellow Senior Academic Associate- Non-resident of EUCERS, King's College, London University Views are personal.

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