Meet the Director

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is Program Director and Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Her teaching and research have focused on human rights and development, global health, and global goal setting and governance by indicators. From 1995 to 2004, she was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports. Her recent publications include: Millennium Development Goals: Ideas, Interests and Influence (Routledge 2017); Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (with T. Lawson-Remer and S. Randolph, Oxford 2015), winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2016 Best Book in Human Rights Scholarship. In addition to research and teaching, Fukuda-Parr participates in international policy processes. Most recent appointments include the UN Committee on Development Policy as Vice Chair, the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines and Innovation, and Boards of Knowledge Ecology International and International Association for Feminist Economics. She directs the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health at the University of Oslo, and also serves as Distinguished Fellow at the JICA Research Institute, Tokyo.

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Recent Publications

2018, “Developmental States, Neoliberalism and the Right to Food: Brazil and South Africa” chapter 11 in Diane Frey and Gillian McNaughton, eds. Economic and Social Rights in a Neoliberal World, Cambridge University Press, New York and Cambridge

2017, “Millennium Development Goals: Ideas, Interests and Influence,” New York: Routledge

2017, “Trade and Investment Agreements: Implications for Health Protection” (with Desmond McNeill et al). Journal of World Trade 51, no.1: 159-182

2016, “From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: shifts in concept, purpose, and politics of global goal setting for development”. Gender and Development 24:1

2015, “Food Security in South Africa: Bringing Human Rights and Entitlements Perspectives (ed. with Viviene Taylor).” Cape Town: University of Cape Town/Juta Press

2015, “Millennium Development Goals, Capabilities and Human Rights: The Power of Numbers to Shape Agendas,” (ed. with A. Yamin) London: Routledge. (special issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

2015, “Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (with T. Lawson-Remer and S. Randolph).” New York: Oxford University Press.
Best Book in Human Rights Scholarship Award of the American Political Science Association, 2016

2014, “Political origins of health inequalities: prospects for change,” The Lancet 383:9917 p 630-667 (with Ole Peter Ottersen et al) London

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