About Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly has been a leading development economist since the 1970s. He was the Director of the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex (1972-81), where he is presently an Honorary Professor and Research Associate. He is a former Associate Secretary-General of the United Nations, and a Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF (1981-95), where he supported the “child survival revolution” and the conception of “structural development with a human face”. Dr Jolly was a leading architect of the UNDP Human Development Reports.