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Rolph van der Hoeven is emeritus Professor of Employment and Development Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University (EUR) in The Hague, the Netherlands, and a member of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), where he has chaired various committees preparing policy papers on contemporary development issues. He also serves on the board of a number of international institutions and journals.
Rolph was formerly Director of ILO’s Policy Coherence Group, where he spearheaded the ILO’s interaction and cooperation with the UN, IMF and World Bank on policy coherence. At the ILO, he was also Manager of the Technical Secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization in Geneva. Other previous positions include Chief Economist of UNICEF in New York, where he was part of the team that launched the campaign on Adjustment with a Human Face, and policy analyst for the ILO in Ethiopia and Zambia, where he advised African governments on employment and income policies. He was also involved in various research projects of the United Nations World Institute on Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) on globalization, inequality, and employment. Rolph holds a PhD in Development Economics from the VU University Amsterdam and an MSc in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.