John McArthur "is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Millennium Promise and Research Associate at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He also teaches at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Previously, he served as Policy Director at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and co-director of the Millennium Villages project. Dr. McArthur also served as Deputy Director and Manager of the UN Millennium Project. In this capacity he coordinated a global network of nearly 300 experts who served on ten thematic Task Forces and he was lead editor of the Project’s final report to the Secretary-General, Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Prior to that Dr. McArthur was a Research Fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where he coauthored the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report with Michael Porter and Jeffrey Sachs. He has a PhD in Economics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar; a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government; and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of British Columbia."