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Bruce Jenks recently retired as a United Nations Assistant Secretary General and director of the Bureau for Partnerships at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). At the center's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, he focuses on the impact of new actors, in particular the private sector, on the effectiveness and relevance of international development cooperation, specifically in relation to the work of the United Nations development system. He explores the particular challenges that intergovernmental organizations face in creating public value, focusing on international development cooperation. Dr. Jenks joined UNDP in 1981 where he served as director of budget, director of the Office of the Administrator, the first director of the United Nations Office in Brussels, and director of strategic planning before being appointed Director of the Partnership Bureau. He holds a PhD from Oxford University.