John McArthur

Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution

John W. McArthur is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Brookings. He is also a Senior Advisor to the UN Foundation and a Board Governor of the International Development Research Centre. He previously served as CEO of Millennium Promise Alliance and prior to that the Manager and Deputy Director of the UN Millennium Project, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s independent advisory body mandated to recommend an action plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. He has also been a Senior Fellow at the Hong Kong-based Fung Global Institute; a faculty member at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs; Policy Director at the Earth Institute; and a Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where he supported the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and co-authored the Global Competitiveness Report. John co-chaired the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice and co-founded the global network of Masters in Development Practice degree programs. He has chaired Global Agenda Councils for the World Economic Forum and been recognized as a Young Global Leader.

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