Pedro Conceição

Director, Human Development Report Office

United Nations Development Programme 

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  Since January 2019, Pedro Conceição has been the director of the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to that, he was the director of the Strategic Policy at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support of UNDP, where he co-led the UN’s participation in the G20 Finance and Central Bank Governors Meetings, managed UNDP’s engaged in the Financing for Development processes, and contributed to articulate UNDP’s support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Before that, Conceição was the chief-economist and head of the Strategic Advisory Unit at the Regional Bureau for Africa. 

  Conceição previously served as the director of the Office of Development Studies (ODS) from March 2007 to November 2009 and deputy director of ODS from October 2001 to February 2007. His work on financing for development and on global public goods was published by Oxford University Press in books he co-edited, The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges (2006) and Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization (2003).

  He has published on inequality, the economics of innovation and technological change, and development. His work has been in the African Development ReviewReview of Development EconomicsEastern Economic JournalEcological EconomicsEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He co-edited several books including Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe - Towards a Learning Society (Edward Elgar, 2002) and Knowledge for Inclusive Development (Quorum Books, 2001).