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22nd Bradford Development Lecture


Professor David Hulme: Global Governance and Sustainable Development Goals: All Change... No Change? On 1st January 2016 the world moved from implementing the poverty reducing Millennium Development Goals to pursuing the poverty eradicating, prosperity promoting and sustainability enhancing Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN has frames the new goals as ‘transformational’ but is this correct… or, are the SDGs merely another smaller scale, episodic advance?

In this lecture Professor Hulme assesses the evidence and analyses the processes underpinning the MDGs to SDGs shift.

David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at The University of Manchester where he is Executive Director of the Global Development Institute and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre. Currently, He is the president of the Development Studies Association.

Professor Hulme was born in Ormskirk, Liverpool, and moved at the age of 19 to the University of Cambridge from which he graduated with honours as BA in Economic geography in 1974. In 1984 the received his PhD in Land Settlement Schemes and Rural Development at the James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Among other appointments, Professor Hulme is currently an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Comparative Research on Poverty Programme of the International Social Science Council(ISSC) and a board member of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).He has been a leading international expert in the discussion of the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

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