Journal articles, book chapters

2019, “Capability Approach and Human Development” (with Ismael Cid Martinez), chapter 13, The Palgrave Handbook of Development Economics: Critical Reflections and Emerging Policy Perspectives, ed Machiko Nissanke and Jose Antonio Ocampo, Palgrave Macmillan.

2019, “The Southern origins of sustainable development goals: Ideas, actors, aspirations” (with Bhumika Muchhala), World Development

2019, “Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs – Introduction to Special Issue” (with Desmond McNeill), Global Policy Journal

2019, Keeping Out Extreme Poverty from the SDG Agenda – the Politics of Indicators, Global Policy Journal

2018, “Sustainable Development Goals”, chapter 42 in Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Dawes, The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, OUP, Oxford and New York

2018, “Developmental States, Neoliberalism and the Right to Food: Brazil and South Africa” chapter 11 in Diane Frey and Gillian McNaughton, eds. Economic and Social Rights in a Neoliberal World, Cambridge University Press, New York and Cambridge

2017, “Political origins of health inequalities: trade and investment agreements” (with Desmond McNeill, Pepita Barlow, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Anand Grover, Ted Schrecker, and David Stuckler, as the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, University of Oslo). The Lancet; 389: 760-62

2017, “Trade and Investment Agreements: Implications for Health Protection” (with Desmond McNeill, Pepita Barlow, Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Anand Grover, Ted Schrecker, and David Stuckler, as the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health, University of Oslo).  Journal of World Trade 51, no.1: 159-182

2016, “From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: shifts in concept, purpose, and politics of global goal setting for development”. Gender and Development 24:1

2015, “Human Rights and Politics in Development” chapter 12 in Goodhart, Michael, ed. Human Rights and Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (third edition)

2015, “Post 2015: A New Era of Accountability?” (with Desmond McNeill) Journal of Global Ethics, 11:1

2015, “Food Security as if Gender Equality and Sustainability Mattered”. Chapter 4 in Leach, Melissa (ed) Gender Equality and Sustainability. London: Routledge

2014, “The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of Millennium Development Goal Targets for Human Development and Human Rights” (with Alicia Yamin and Joshua Greenstein) Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 15:2-3.

2014, “Global Goal Setting as a Tool of Global Governance: Intended and Unintended consequences”, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 15:2-3

2014, “The MDG Hunger Target and Competing Frameworks of Food Security” (with Amy Orr) Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. 15:2-3

2014, “Global Governance for Health: Political origins of health inequalities”, The Lancet 383:9917 p 630-667 (with Ole Peter Ottersen et al) Report of the University of Oslo/the Lancet Commission on Global Governance for Health, London

2013, “Delivering the Vision of the Millennium Declaration”. Chapter 13, OECD Development Cooperation Report 2013: Ending Poverty. Paris:OECD.

2013, “Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post 2015 era?” chapter in Alonso, Jose Antonio,  Andrea Cornia and Rob Vos, eds.  Alternative Development Strategies in the Post 2015 Era, Bloomsbury Press, London and New York 

2013, “Introduction: Disentangling the Linkages between Horizontal Inequalities and Political Institutions” (with Arnim Langer and Yoichi Mine) in Mine, Yoichi, Frances Stewart, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Thandike Mkandawire, Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa, London: Palgrave Macmillan

2013, “Monitoring MDGs: Human Rights Critique and Alternative” (with Joshua Greenstein) chapter in M. Langford, A. Sumner, and A. Yamin, (eds.) The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013, “How should MDG Implementation be Measured: Faster Progress or Meeting Targets?” World Development 41.1 19-30 (with Joshua Greenstein and David Stewart) 

2012, “The Right to Development: a new discourse for the twenty first century” Social Research 79:4

2012, “The Turn to Metrics”, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 30:3 (with Malcolm Langford)  

2012, “Recapturing the Narrative of Development” chapter in David Hulme and Rorden Wilkinson eds. The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Global Development After 2015, London: Routledge

2012,  “Human Security” in Brown, Graham and Arnim Langer, The Elgar Companion to Civil War and Fragile States, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 

2011, “Correcting Horizontal Inequality as a Development Priority: Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in Haiti, Liberia and Nepal”  in Langer, Arnim, Frances Stewart and Rajesh Venugopal eds.  Horizontal Inequalities and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Laying the Foundation for Durable Peace, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

2011, “The Metrics of Human Rights: Complementarities of the Human Rights and Capabilities Approach“ Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 12:1

2011, “The Capabilities Approach and Human Rights”, (with Polly Vizard and Diane Elson) Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 12:1

2011, “Theory and Policy in International Development: Human Development and Capability Approach and the Millennium Development Goals” International Studies Review 13:1

2011, “International Norm Dynamics and ‘the End of Poverty’: Understanding the Millennium Development Goals” (with David Hulme) Global Governance 17:1

2010, “Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment Index: Country Scores and Rankings” (with Susan Randolph and Terra Lawson-Remer), Journal of Human Rights 9:3

2010, “Global Poverty and Unequal Development: Contemporary trends and issues”, chapter in Poverty and Morality Peter Hoffenberg, ed. Ethikon Series in Comparative Ethics, New York, Cambridge University Press

2010, “The Missing MDG: Reducing Inequality”, IDS Bulletin, 41.1 Falmer: Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

2009, “Conflict Prevention as an Objective of Development Aid” in George Mavrotas, ed. Foreign Aid for Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press

2009, “Development and security: towards greater coherence in international agendas” in Necla Tschirgi and Francesco Mancini (eds) Critical Connections: Development and Security, Denver: Lyn Rienner Publishers

2009, “Unequal development in the 1990s: gaps in human capabilities” (with David Stewart) in Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds), Debates in the Measurement of Global Poverty, New York: Oxford University Press   

2009,  “An Index of Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment: Concept and Methodology” (with Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph) Journal of Human Rights 8:3

2008, “Human Rights and Development” in Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur (eds)  Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honour of Amartya Sen, Vol II Societies, Institutions and Development.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2008, “An Integrated Framework for Peacebuilding, Human Rights and Development: Reflections on Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy” (with Erin McCandless) in Kenneth Omeje ed. War to Peace Transition: Conflict, Intervention and Peacebuilding in Liberia, Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America

2008, “Conflict-development Nexus: Survey of Armed Conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa 19980-2006” (with M. Ashwill, C. Messineo, E. Chiappa). Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 4:1

Reprinted chapter in: Mavrotas, George ed. Security and Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

2008, “The Intellectual Journey Continues: Today’s global agenda and the new frontiers of human development” in Khadija Haq and Richard Ponzio, eds. Pioneering the Human Development Revolution: An Intellectual Biography of Mahbub ul Haq  New Delhi: Oxford University Press

2007,  Four chapters in Fukuda-Parr, ed. The Gene Revolution: GM crops and unequal development. Earthscan, London.

Chapter 1: Genetically Modified Crops and Development Priorities

Chapter 2: The emergence and spread of GM crops: explaining the role of institutional change

Chapter 11: Institutional Changes in Argentina, Brazil, China, India and South Africa: Comparative Analysis

Chapter 12: The Role of government Policy: for Growth, Sustainability and Equity

2006,  “Millennium Development Goal 8 – international human rights obligations?”  Human Rights Quarterly. Vol 28 No.4

Reprinted with modification in: 2007 “International Obligations for Economic and Social Rights: The Case of the Millennium Development Goal 8.” in S. Hertel and A. Minkler (eds.), Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues, New York: Cambridge University Press

2006, “Has the Human Development Approach Influenced Policy?  – Review of World Development Reports 1980, 1990, 2000/2001”.  Indian Journal of Human Development 1:1

2006,   “Mahbub ul Haq” in The Elgar Companion to Development Economics, (with Selim Jahan) ed. David Clark.  Cheltenham: Edward Edgar Publishing

2006, “International Cooperation for Human Security: a coherent agenda for development and conflict prevention” Kokuren Kenkyu Journal,  

2006, “Global actors, markets and rules driving the diffusion of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries”.  International Journal of Technology and Globalisation  2:1-2

2005, “Poverty and Inequality – Challenges in the Era of Globalisation”  in Sten Ask and Anna Mark Jungkvist, eds. The Adventure of Peace. Dag Hammarskjold and the Future of the UN. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

2005,  “Millennium Development Goals: Why They Matter” Global Governance 10:4

2004, “Cultural Freedom and Human Development Today” Daedalus.  Summer 2004.

 2004,  “Millennium Development Goals: The pledge of world leaders to end poverty will not be met with business as usual”  Journal of International Development.  16

 2004, “Gender and New Threats to Human Security in the Era of Globalization’. Peace Review 16:1

 2003, “The Human Development Paradigm, Operationalizing Sen’s Ideas on Capabilities” in Feminist Economics  9:2-3

2003, “Rescuing the Human Development Concept from the Human Development Index: Reflections on a New Agenda” in Fukuda-Parr and Shivakumar, eds. Readings in Human Development, New Delhi, Oxford University Press.

2003, “Using the HDI for Policy Analysis” (with K. Raworth and A.K. Shivakumar) in Fukuda-Parr and Shivakumar, eds. Readings in Human Development, New Delhi: Oxford  University Press

2003, “New Threats to Human Security in the Era of Globalization”  Journal of Human Development  4:2

2002 “The Network Age: Creating new models of technical cooperation” in Fukuda-Parr et al, eds. 2002 Capacity for Development: Old Problems, New Solutions.  London: Earthscan  (with Ruth Hill)

2002, “Institutional Innovations for Capacity Development” Introduction in Fukuda-Parr et al eds, Capacity for Development: Old Problems, New Solutions (with Carlos Lopes and Khalid Malik)

2002, “Measuring the Technology Achievement of Nations and the Capacity to Participate in the Network Age” in The Journal of Human Development. 3:1 (with Meghnad Desai, Claes Johansson and Francisco Sagasti)

2001, “Indicators of Human Rights and Human Development, overlaps and differences….. and what about the Human Development Index”. Statistical Journal of the UN Economic Commission for Europe 18:2-3

 2000, “In search of indicators of culture and development: progress and Proposals” in  UNESCO World Culture Report 2000

 1999, “What does Feminization of Poverty Mean? It isn’t just lack of income”.  Feminist Economics, 5:2  

1995,  “Redefining Technical Cooperation: challenge for the UN or let’s dump the technical cooperation mandate” IDS Bulleltin 5:4, special issue Fifty Years On: The UN and Economic and Social Development, eds. Hans Singer and Richard Jolly

1995,  “From Capacity Development to Capacity Utilisation”  International Journal of Technical Cooperation 1:2

Working Papers and reports

 2018, “Voluntary National Review Reports – what do they report?” (by UN CDP subgroup on VNRs)  UN CDP Background Paper 46 July 2018

2018, “Leaving No One Behind as a Site of Contestation and Reinterpretation”, (with Thea Smaavik Hegstad, CDP Background Paper 47.

 2018, “Trade Agreements and Policy Space for Achieivng Universal Health Coverage”, UN CDP Background Paper 38 

 2016, “Promoting Innovation and Access to Health Technologies”, Report of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines (member of Panel),  UN

 2016, “Normative Framing of Development Cooperation: Japanese Bilateral Aid betwen the DAC and Southern Donors” (with Hiroaki Shiga)  Working Paper 130, JICA Research Institute

 2011, “Does Budget Transparency Lead to Stronger Human Development Outcomes and Commitments to Economic and Social Rights?”  Working Paper 4, International Budget Initiative,  (with Terra Lawson Remer and Patrick Guyer)

2009, “Empowering People: Human Rights Review of Haiti’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategies” Report commissioned by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 2008, “Integrating Conflict Prevention in Development Policy and Aid Agendas: Policy Messages from the Wilton Park Confernce on Conflict Prevetion and Development cooperation in Africa, a policy workshop. November 8-11, 2007. Wilton Park, UK”

2007, Papers for Wilton Park Policy Workshop on Conflict Prevention and Development Cooperation in Africa: A Policy Workshop :

‘Conflict prevention and development cooperation: Joint project of JICA and UNDP – A concept Paper’ (with Robert Picciotto)  Background paper 1

‘Human Rights, State Capacity and Economic Policy’ (with Juan Alberto Fuentes)

2007, “Human rights and national poverty reduction strategies: Conceptual framework for human rights analysis of PRSPs and reviews of Guatemala, Liberia and Nepal”  University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute, Economic rights Working Papers 2007 (2).

2007, “Integrating Human Rights into National Poverty Reduction Strategies: the challenge of development with equity and the Liberia iPRS” University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute, Economic rights Working Papers 2007 (2).

 2007, “From Income to a Multidimensional Measure of Poverty: the Case of the Human Poverty Index” Poverty in Focus, International Poverty Centre, UNDP, Brasilia

For complete archives of work, please visit the following online databases:

Research Papers in Economics: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr author page

Social Science Research Net: Sakiko-Fukuda-Parr author page