Homi Kharas is the first Interview for the Special Issue (SI) of the e-Journal Global Summitry. This is the second SI for the e-Journal and the theme here is: ‘Strengthening Global Governance by Achieving the SDGs’.
Global Summitry is adopting a multimedia approach with this second SI. The e-Journal will include traditional peer-reviewed written pieces, video interviews and podcasts. This interview with Homi Kharas will be the first of many such interviews, hopefully.
Homi Kharas is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings in Washington. In his Brookings role, Homi has carried on research and writing on policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G20. Homi recently has focused on debt management and financing investment in the LICs and MICs.
Before Brookings, Homi, served as the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, co-chaired by President Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, advising the U.N. Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda (2012-2013). The Report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” was presented on May 30, 2013. It was a major step in moving the UN from the MDGs to the SDGs
More recently Homi has co-authored/edited books all related to achieving the SDGs: “Breakthrough: The Promise of Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development” (Brookings Press, 2022), “Leave No One Behind” (Brookings Press, 2019), “From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2018), “The Imperative of Development” (Brookings Press, 2017)