Country Director for Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan, The International Growth Centre

Richard Newfarmer was most recently the World Bank’s Special Representative to the United Nations and World Trade Organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked with country delegations and Geneva-based international organizations on issues of trade (WTO, UNCTAD and ITC), labour (the ILO), climate change (the WMO and WFP), and health (WHO, Global Fund, UNAIDs). He has also lectured at the World Trade Institute, University of St. Gallen, and the Graduate Institute, among others. Previously, he was Economic Advisor in the International Trade Department and in the Prospects Group of the World Bank, and worked extensively on trade, investment and globalization issues. He co-edited “Breaking into New Markets: Emerging Lessons for Export Diversification”, in May 2009. Mr. Newfarmer holds a PhD and two MAs from the University of Wisconsin, and BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Dr. Richard NEWFARMER is speaking at the following session