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Robert Picciotto is a visiting professor in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College, London. He previously worked at the World Bank, where he held several senior management positions. For the last decade, he has advised several UN organizations as well as the Rockefeller Foundation, the North-South Institute and Wilton Park. Picciotto is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique in France and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

  •  March 5, 2014 
A UN-supported market in Lebanon.
Recent events have confirmed that the United Nations has a deep reservoir of good will worldwide. But its reputation is undermined by the ineffectiveness of its development assistance. UN agencies could improve their performance by implementing effective evaluations. However, the UN cannot be judged solely on the basis of its development assistance because the …

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