Adjunct Professor,
Hertie School


Areas of Expertise
Climate Change, Global Governance, International Development, Multilateralism and Regimes, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Political Economy, Post 2015 Development Agenda

Inge Kaul is an independent consultant on global policy studies, adjunct professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and the former Director of the Offices of the Human Development Report and Development Studies at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York. She also worked as Senior UNDP Evaluation Officer on global thematic evaluations and served in UNDP’s country offices in Laos and Afghanistan. Her current research focuses on: the theory and practice of providing global public goods (GPGs); the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) in GPG provision; innovation in international cooperation financing; the role and functioning of the G20; and identifying building blocks of a new multilateralism fit for the 21st century.

Recent Publications

Inge Kaul has published widely on issues of global governance and international cooperation and is the lead editor of Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization and The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (OUP: New York, 2003 and 2006, respectively), co-author of the Governance Report 2013 (OUP: Oxford, 2013) and editor/co-author of Global Public Goods (EE: Cheltenham, 2016). A full overview of her publications is available at .


Updated January, 2020