Scoop! Members of the G-20 Development Working Group

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The G-20 Development Working Group has 37 members representing 24 countries, the European Union and 10 international organizations, according to a list shared by Lawrence MacDonald, vice president for communications and policy outreach at the Center for Global Development. The group will author the development agenda for the Nov. 11-12 G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea.

    Following my recent post on the G-20 development agenda and the upcoming Seoul Summit, several readers wrote asking if I had a list of the members of the Development Working Group. I starting asking around and was pleased to be able to obtain one. Of course, it would have been more useful if it had been released sooner, along with contact information for the members. (They might have received some useful suggestions along with a small uptick in junk email.) I like to think that the delay has more to do with the lack a secretariat to handle such things than a deliberate attempt to be opaque.

    In any event, we all agree that transparency is a good thing, so I’m happy to be able to pass along this list. It was provided without titles or organizational affiliations. My colleagues have put in a bit of time here trying to find online bios for the members. As you can see below, in most cases we were not successful. But I bet that all of the people on the list are known to somebody out there!

    So, let’s try a little experiment in crowd sourcing. If you have information you would like to share about the title and organizational affiliation(s) of the working group members (or maybe you are one of them!) please post it in the comments field below or write to me. Kel Currah at The Sherpa has provided a similar service with a periodically updated list of the G-20 Sherpas themselves. I suspect he may do the same with members of the development working group. If he does, I’ll pass along any e-mail tips I receive to him, to avoid the confusion of two slightly different lists. So, without further ado, the authors of the Seoul Consensus:

    The G-20 Development Working Group

    Co-Chair: Dr Changyong Rhee – Korea

    Acting Co-Chair: Alan Hirsch – South Africa

    Hugo Gobbi – Argentina

    Robin Davies – Australia

    Luis Antonio Balduino – Brazil

    Keith H. Christie – Canada

    Kexin Li – China

    Abdirashid Dulane Rafle – Ethiopia

    Serge Tomasi – France

    Mario Sander von Torklus – Germany

    J.S. Mukul – India

    Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo – Indonesia

    Leone Gianturco – Italy

    Masaki Noke – Japan

    Haeryong Kwon – Korea

    Roselyn Mapundula – Malawi

    Rogelio Granguillhome – Mexico

    Pavel Evseev – Russia

    Abdulhamid Alkhalifa – Saudi Arabia

    Boon Kwee Peter Ong – Singapore

    Mmakgoshi Phetla-Lekhethe – South Africa

    Juan Lopez-Doriga – Spain

    Serap Ozcoskun – Turkey

    Anthony Smith – UK

    Gayle Smith – USA

    Xuan Hung Doan – Vietnam

    Francise Moreau – EU

    Olav Kjorven – UN

    Jeff Lewis – World Bank

    Arancha Gonzlez – WTO

    Stephen Groff – OECD

    Vinicius Pinheiro – ILO

    Mthuli Ncube – AfDB

    Indu Bhushan – ADB

    Ian Brodie – IaDB

    Birama Sidibe – IsDB

    James Zhan – UNCTAD

    Re-published with permission by the Center for Global Development. Visit the original article.

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