Ben Slay

Poverty Reduction Practice Leader
 

Based in: Regional Service Centre for Europe and the CIS

From: USA

Studied at: Indiana University and the University of California

Languages: English, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak

 

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Hi, I'm Ben Slay. My main areas of expertise are:

 

  1. 1.  Economics of transition
  2. 2.  International economics
  3. 3.  Macroeconomic policies
  4. 4.  Energy and environmental economics
  5. 5.  Sustainable development

 

I have 25 years of experience in economics and policy analysis, policy and programming for sustainable development, research and teaching, and UNDP strategic, programme, project management.

 

 

My work

 

I support UNDP senior management, country offices, United Nations country teams, and national partners in Europe and Central Asia in the areas mentioned above.

 

I have worked in the private and public sector, and academia, including at PlanEcon Inc. (now part of Global Insight), and teaching economics at a number of American universities and colleges.

 

 

Some achievements

 

  • 2013-2014 Served as UNDP's poverty reduction team leader in the Europe and Central Asian region.

 

  • 2012 Served as senior advisor for sustainable development in UNDP’s Bureau of Development Policy, in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

 

  • 2001 - 2012 Advising government ministers/officials, and UNDP senior management, on key economic development and transition issues.

 

  • 2008 - 2011 Created the senior economist’s office in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

 

  • 2005 - 2011 Served as executive editor of the UNDP Development and Transition research bulletin.

 

  • 2001 - 2008 Served as director of UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre. During this time, the Centre's staffing tripled and its programming increased nearly ten-fold.

 

 

For more details, you are welcome to see my CV (pdf), or to contact me directly:

 

ben.slay@undp.org

 

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