2010 Participated in Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Biennial Conference, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Presented paper on Basic Income and the global financial crisis – a long-term perspective and took part in study groups focusing on the experience of different (mainldeveloping) countries in introducing basic income as a means of combating rural poverty and enhancing social equality.
2009 Presented paper on income distribution and economic stability to a conference on ”Re-regulating Global Finance in the Light of the Global Crisis” at the invitation of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) – supported by Ford Foundation, US and Action Aid, UK – in Beijing, China.
2006 Acted as unpaid advisor to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in the formulation of Policy Guidance Notes (on Social Policy, Financial Policy and Macroeconomic and Growth Policies) to be used in the preparation of National Development Strategies. (Published as National Development Strategies: Policy Notes. UN DESA 2008)
1986 Founder member, International Consulting Economists’ Association.1977Member of study group on British development aid policy set up by the Council on International Development