From Growth to Sustainable and Inclusive Development: A Shift in Paradigm

Thursday, 13 November, 2014 -
16:15 to 19:00
University of Bern - Hochschulstrasse 4 (Kuppelraum), 3012 Bern


Round-table debate organised in collaboration with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern.


In recent years the development debate has witnessed a paradigm shift, away from purely growth-oriented policies to broader concepts of sustainable and inclusive development. What is today’s perspective of International Organisations on the current trends in development policies? How can coherent trade policies contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive development goals? What is the role of trade regulations? How is the social conceived to offer a better living for all?

This debate, bringing together academics and practitioners from International Organizations, inquires in how far this paradigm shift has already materialized in different development concepts and policies.


The debate will be followed by the award ceremony for the winners of the International Geneva Award that prizes three scientific articles in the field of international studies.


presentations by:

Pascal van Griethuysen, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Petra Lantz, Former Director, Geneva Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Taffere Tesfachew, Director of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Chair / Moderation: Peter Messerli, Director, Center for Development and Environment, University of Bern

ensuing panel discussion with the participation of:

Stephen Gelb, Development Economist, World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern
Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, Legal Expert, WTI / CDE, University of Bern


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