As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the need for governments to continually cooperate to achieve global objectives has become irreversible. This book looks critically at global governance structures in the ecomic and social field in order to understand what has been done and what can be done better. A close look at the United Nations relationship with development cooperation and the provision of global public goods, provides a thorough understanding of the current status of the world's premier global governance structure. Additionally, analyses of official development assistance and the role of multilateral development banks cast a wider net to demonstrate the growing need for global cooperation and development beyond the borders of the UN. These six chapters have been written at a pivotal moment in global governance initiatives, when the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda is drawing international development into a new era. As this new agenda shifts the future of global development initiatives and increasingly relies on civil society, n-state actors, and regional and local governments to fulfil the sustainable development goals, how will international cooperation and development institutions be changed? And how can we make sure that these initiatives and institutions are invating for the better?
Jose Antonio Ocampo is Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration in the School of International and Public Affairs, co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also the Chair of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the Chair of the Rural Development Commission of Colombia. In 2012-2013, he chaired the panel created by the IMF Board to review the activities of the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office, and in 2009 he was Member of the Commission of Experts of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.