Inge Kaul is adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany and advisor to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations on policy options to meet global challenges, including new and innovative ways of international-cooperation finance and global-issue diplomacy .
She was the first director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, a position, which she held from 1989 to 1994, and director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005.
Inge Kaul is the author of numerous publications on international public economics and finance and the lead editor of Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization (Oxford University Press, New York, 2003) and
The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (Oxford University Press, New York, 2006).
Her current research focuses on: the changing role of the state; links between regionalization and globalization; the future(s) of multilateralism, with special reference to the role of the G-20; and the provision of contested global public goods.