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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

A RECOVERY WITH A HUMAN FACE? Summary of a UN e-discussion

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AUTHOR Isabel Ortiz and Louise Moreira Daniels
TYPE Other
DATE 2012
TOPIC Child poverty and disparities

In 2010, UNICEF initiated an e-discussion entitled ‘A Recovery with a Human Face.’1 It soon became the largest UNICEF network and one of the most successful e-discussions ever hosted by the UN. Contributors have included Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, former UN Under-Secretary- General José Antonio Ocampo and many other prominent global thinkers from academia and civil society, including Sir Richard Jolly, Dani Rodrik, Nora Lustig, Martin Khor, Duncan Green, Ha- Joon Chang and Nouriel Roubini, among many others.2 Above all, this e-discussion reflects an independent debate that goes beyond orthodox approaches that guide decision making. It further served as an alternative forum for dialogue, offering an important contribution to our understanding of the complex facets of the global economic crisis. This paper presents a summary of the ‘A Recovery with a Human Face’ e-discussion that took place between February 2010 and February 2012.

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