• Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr The New School, New York, US

    Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a development economist interested in human development and the broad question of national and international policy strategies. She is currently a Professor at The New School, in the International Affairs Program where she chairs the Development Concentration.  From 1995 to 2004, Sakiko was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports.  Previously, she worked at the World Bank and UNDP on agriculture, aid coordination in Africa and capacity development. Recently, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Prof Fukuda-Parr as a member of the newly established high-level panel on health technology and access to medicines.

    One of her current research projects is “The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights (co-coordinator with Alicia Yamin, Harvard University) – a multi-author research initiative on the impact of global goal setting on international development agendas”.

  • Johann Mouton
    Johann Mouton Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    Johann Mouton is Professor in and Director of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University and the African Doctoral Academy. Johann Mouton is also the Programme Director of five post-graduate programmes in Monitoring and Evaluation Studies and Science and Technology Studies. He has authored or co-authored 10 monographs including Understanding social research (1996), The practice of social research (2002, with E. Babbie) and How to succeed in your Masters and doctoral studies (2001). He has supervised or co-supervised 70 doctoral and master’s students. He received two prizes from the Academy for Science and Arts in South Africa including one for his contribution to the promotion of research methodology in South Africa.  In 2012 he was elected to the Council of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

    His main research interests are the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences, higher education knowledge production, sociology of science, scientometrics and science policy studies.