What I Read is a weekly selection of readings. Their choice is subjective. It’s usually about something that interests or surprises me. Something I did not know. Something I found relevant to my work. What I Read started as an email sent to a small group of colleagues with whom I enjoyed debating about development and international cooperation issues. All views expressed here are mine and do not reflect those of the organization I am affiliated with. What I Read is about what others write so if I do not appropriately quote or give credits, let me know.
Katell Le Goulven is a senior international development professional with 18 years of experience at the interface between research and decision-making, advising senior executives to design policies and global governance. She leads UNICEF’s Policy Planning which she founded to analyze global trends and emerging issues and inform UNICEF’s strategic positioning to best service children in a rapidly changing word. Previously, she led UNICEF’s engagement with International Financial Institutions. Before that, she held senior positions with high-level commissions on the data revolution, global sustainability, climate change and development, and global public goods. She led research, drafted policy papers, and advised Ministers and Presidents chairing these commissions. She co-drafted several global reports and books. She holds a PhD in agricultural economics and started her career in Vietnam analyzing the efficiency of post-liberalization markets. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.