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  Jan Pronk  
   
 
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Jan Pronk (1940- ) served three times as minister for development cooperation of the Netherlands (1973-77, 1989-1994, and 1994-98) and as minister of housing and the environment (1998-2002). He first became member of Parliament in 1971. From 1980-86 he was UNCTAD’s deputy secretary-general. He was born in the Netherlands and educated at The Netherlands School of Economics (now part of the Erasmus University at Rotterdam). From 1965 to 1971, he was research assistant to Jan Tinbergen at The Netherlands Economic Institute, and in 2003 after not standing for Parliament, he assumed a research professorship at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague. He was special representative of the Secretary-General for Darfur (2004-6).

 

 
   
 
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