Professor Linda Bilmes will serve on the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) of the Economic and Social Council at the UN.
Preofessor Bilmes said: "The United Nations is one of the only organisations in the world that promotes world peace. However the task of managing and financing the institution and its initiatives is complex. Part of my research focuses on ways to improve the funding structure for UN peacekeeping operations. These critical missions are frequently hindered because money is not available at the right time. I am honoured to be appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration and I look forward to making a contribution."
She will be on the Committee for a three-year and seven month term beginning on 1 January 2018 and expiring on 31 July 2021.
Recent research updates
Journal article on measuring digital inclusion
Focusing on the internet as a foundational technology, this paper sets out a framework of core components of digital inclusion—including access/use, quality of access/use, affordability, and digital skills. The paper then surveys the ways these components are currently measured in household and firm surveys and by international organisations.
Partnership with UN on new tool to mitigate the impacts of armed conflict
An eight year partnership between the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and an Oxford University team, led by Dr Annette Idler, has produced a new conflict analysis tool aiming to aid the understanding, tracing, and forecasting of changes in conflicts across the world.
New paper by Janina Dill suggests Ukrainians oppose Russian control and territorial concessions, regardless of the costs
‘At Any Cost: How Ukrainians Think about Self-Defense Against Russia’, published in the American Journal of Political Science, analyses a survey of 1,160 Ukrainians in July 2022.