Stephen Francis Browne: Curriculum Vitæ
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Trained as an international economist, I first worked in the European Commission (Brussels) and in The Economist Intelligence Unit (London), following which I had a long and varied career in the United Nations with assignments on four different continents. From 2006 until 2009, I was Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, Geneva, overseeing policy and programmes. I am now Fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute in New York and Director of the Future of the UN Development System Project, and I continue to undertake assignments in the international development and trade fields.
During my headquarters assignments in New York with UNDP, I was Director for Poverty and Social Policy (and Chair of the UN system poverty working group); Director of ICT for Development; and Director of Regional Programmes (Asia-Pacific).
I have been on two field assignments as country head of the UN. I was appointed to Ukraine from 1992 to 1996 by the Secretary General as the first UN Representative there, and to Rwanda from 1998 to 1999, concurrently as UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
Much of my career has also been spent on technical assistance operations. I have written and published 7 books on aid and development and about 100 articles on various development topics. A further book on the UN development system is in preparation.
I have made presentations at many international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, Wilton Park, Ditchley Park, World Export Development Forum and WIDER conferences and given seminars at Cambridge, Sussex, Harvard, Brown, New York, Geneva and Chulalongkorn (Bangkok) Universities. I have had frequent contact with the press and media during my country assignments.
2012: The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (London, Routledge) (forthcoming)
2011: UNDP and the UN Development System (London, Routledge); The International Trade Centre (London, Routledge) (co-author)
2006: Aid and Influence (London, Earthscan)
2002: Developing Capacity through Technical Cooperation: country experiences (London, Earthscan) (Editor)
1999: Beyond Aid: from Patronage to Partnership (London, Ashgate Publishing)
1991: Development Challenges in Asia and the Pacific in the 1980s, (Honolulu, East-West Center) (Co-editor)
1990: Foreign Aid in Practice (London, Pinter Publishers & New York, NY University Press)
More than 100 published book chapters, articles, monographs and book reviews on development, humanitarian issues, foreign aid, environment and poverty; recent examples:
2012: 'The UN and Global Development' in M. Moschella and K. Weaver (eds.), Handbook of Global Economic Governance (London, Routledge) (forthcoming)
2009: ‘Aid to Fragile States’ in George Mavrotis (Ed.) Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges and the New Agenda (London, Oxford University Press)
2004: ‘Digital Divide’, chapter in Bruce Mau (ed.) Massive Change (London and New York, Phaidon)
2003: ‘Financing the MDGs: an Analysis of Cameroon, Uganda and Philippines’, UNDP Development Policy Journal, Volume 3, April 2003 (co-author)
‘ICTs and Poverty Reduction’ (Harvard Seminar)
2001: ‘Waiving and Drowning? Debt and the Millennium Development Goals’ (World Institute of Development Economics Research, Helsinki, Discussion Paper)
2000: ‘Cutting Poverty’, OECD Observer (Paris, October)
1999: ‘Aid and Conflict: the case of Rwanda’ (World Institute of Development Economics Research, Helsinki) ‘By Invitation’ Article in WIDER journal.
1997: ‘The Rise and Fall of Development Assistance’ (World Institute of Development Economics Research, Helsinki, Working Paper)
1996: ‘Aiding the Triple Transition: the Case of Ukraine’ (International Journal of Technical Cooperation, Frank Cass, June 1996) (Co-author)