Making science work for development

2017 Workshop: 'Reforming Multilateral Institutions, Delivering Improved Governance'

4 - 13 August 2017
Dominican Republic

The rise of new populist movements, growing expressions of political intolerance, and mistrust of others - expressed in the rise of far-right movements in several European states, and most recently in the UK's 'Brexit' vote and the support for Donald Trump's US presidential bid - all suggest a general sense of frustration with existing institutions and processes of global (and national) political and economic governance.

Set against this context of challenges and criticisms, how should (or how can) the United Nations system, and the institutions of global economic governance including the IMF and World Bank, OECD, and G20, be managed and revitalised in order to recognise and deliver on the reasonable needs and values of these critics?