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de Haan, Arjan

de Haan, Arjan

Program Leader,
Supporting Inclusive Growth

Expertise: social policy, social exclusion, poverty measurement, migration
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Based in: Ottawa, Canada
Arjan de Haan is a development expert who focuses on public policy and poverty in Asia. He leads the IDRC program Supporting Inclusive Growth, managing a team of 10 specialists in Ottawa and regional offices.

Before joining IDRC, de Haan worked at the Institute of Social Studies (Erasmus University Rotterdam) in The Hague, where he was convenor of the master’s program in social policy and led the development of a database called Indices of Social Development. Before that, he worked for 10 years with the UK Department for International Development in London, India, and China. He also managed the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex (UK). He has published widely and is co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies. 

De Haan holds a PhD in social history from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands).

For more on de Haan’s work:

The Financial Crisis and Developing Countries: A global multidisciplinary perspective

How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

Narratives of Chinese Economic Reforms: How Does China Cross the River?
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