Rolph van der Hoeven is Professor on Employment and Development Economics at the Internaional Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague and member of the Committee on Development Cooperation of the International Advisory Council (AIV) to the Dutch Government. Previously he has worked for over 30 years in various place in the world at UNICEF and ILO, where he was most recently manager of the secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization and Director of ILO’s Policy Coherence Group.
In many countries the share of labour in national income has declined over the last three decades. As a result, the low and middle-income groups of people who depend the most on wages for their income are crumbling. Meanwhile, the rich elites who...read more
Policies to improve inclusiveness should rethink the model of financial globalization in the same way as industrialization was embedded in national welfare states.read more
The MDGs, by emphasizing targets at a global level, have ignored the inequalities that average figures conceal (van der Hoeven, 2010, Vandemoortele, 2011, Melaned, 2012). Attention to inequality should be a basic element of any post-2015 agenda an...read more
‘Social and political dimensions of the global crisis: Implications for developing countries’. Under this title, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) organized an international conference in Geneva on 12-13 Novembe...read more