President of Global Development Network
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Pierre Jacquet is the fourth President of the Global Development Network (GDN), a public international organization headquartered in New Delhi (India) whose mission is to support economists and social scientists in developing countries so that their work can inform better local development policies. Before GDN, he was between 2002 and 2012 Chief Economist of the French Development Agency (AFD) and also served as its Executive Director in charge of strategy from 2002 to 2010. Preceding AFD, he was Deputy Director of the French Institute on International Relations (IFRI), where he was responsible for the economic program and was Chief Editor of IFRI's quarterly review Politique Etrangère.
From 1994 to 2012, Pierre Jacquet was President of the Department of Economic and Social Sciences and Professor of International Economics at the Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, a renowned French graduate engineering school. He has also lectured in various business schools and universities such as INSEAD and CEDEP, Sciences-Po, the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Ecole nationale d’ Administration (ENA).
His major research interests are in international relations and issues, international economics, collective action and policymaking, development, the provision of global public goods, trade and finance, and sustainable development. Pierre Jacquet is a former (elected) Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee Poverty Reduction subsidiary body (POVNET) on pro-poor growth, where he presided over work programs focusing on agriculture, infrastructure, the role of the private sector, social policies and employment. He has published more than 80 articles or book chapters and 200 press columns, and co-authored the textbook Economic Policy: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).
The volatility of agricultural prices undermines food security in developing countries. It is a well-known issue which calls for proactive, consistent agricultural policies that address the various risks facing producers and consumers – policies that include an analysis of the risks, strengthen agricultural sectors, encourage the formation of producer groups, build up emergency contingency stocks, collect and analyse data, and provide access to various types of insurance and risk cover.