Kemal Derviş

Kemal Derviş became head of the United Nations Human Development Programme in 2005. From 2001 to 2002 he was Turkey’s minister for economic affairs. He served in parliament until 2005. An economist by training, he has held various World Bank posts, including that of Vice-President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. The following essay is based on remarks that he gave to the New York Democracy Forum on 22 May 2006.

October 2006, Volume 17, Issue 4

Governance and Development

Embedding a vibrant market economy into strong democratic political institutions is the best way to ensure that political and economic empowerment play complementary roles improving the lives of citizens around the world.