Jeni Klugman

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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Jeni Klugman


Jeni Klugman has over 20 years of development experience working with the World Bank and major United Nations agencies in the spheres of gender, poverty, inequality, human development, labour markets, governance and institutions.  She serves on several advisory boards, including that of the World Economic Forum's on Sustainability and Competitiveness, the International Civil Society Network, and the Global Forum on Women in Parliaments, as well as a European Union research program on GDP and beyond.  Until August 2014, she was Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank Group, and was responsible for developing and supporting strategic directions to promote the institution's gender agenda.  She served as the director and lead author of three global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme: Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development (2009); The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development (2010); and Sustainability and Equity: a Better Future for All (2011).  Klugman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, as well as postgraduate degrees in both Law and Development Economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

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