Director, UN Research Institute for Social Development
Paul Ladd is currently Director of the UN Research Institute for Social Development. He worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 2006-2015.
Previously he led UNDP’s policy team on ‘inclusive globalization’ – including trade, development finance, and migration – and the team that prepared UNDP’s contribution to the September 2010 Review Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. From 2008-2009, he provided support to the Office of the UN Secretary-General on the financial and economic crisis, and engagement with the G20.
Before moving to New York, Paul was a policy adviser on international development for the UK Treasury, including the period building up to and through the UK’s Chair of the G8 and European Union in 2005.
Previously he had been Chief Economist and acting Head of Policy with UK charity Christian Aid, the UK Department for International Development’s economic adviser for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, and a financial adviser in the Central Bank of Guyana.
Paul received his BSc in Economics and his MSc in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick.