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Dr Flavio Comim

Dr Flavio Comim

Affiliated Lecturer in Human Development and Ecosystems in the department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Visiting Fellow at St Edmund’s College

BA, MPhil and PhD (University of Cambridge)


Flavio is a consultant for the following bodies: FAO for producing their Country Programme Framework in Brazil; the Coordination of the United Nations in Brazil for assessing the 2007- 2011 UNDAF and for preparing the 2012-2015 UNDAF paper; and for the UNDP Panama – Analysis of Panama as a Middle Income Country. He is also a referee for the European Research Council and the Templeton Foundation.


Flavio teaches on a paper on ethics, capabilities and sustainable development.  He is also an examiner for the MPhil in Development Studies

Key Publications

He is co-editor (with Professor Martha Nussbaum) of Capabilities, Gender, Equality: toward fundamental entitlements, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

co-editor (with Professor Mario Biggeri and Jerome Ballet) Children’s Capabilities, Delhi: Sage Publications, 2011

Co-editor (with Professor Luigino Bruni and Professor Maurizio Pugno) Capabilities and Happiness, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008

Poverty and Environment Links, Nairobi: United Nations Environment Programme, 2008

Co-editor (with Mozaffar Qizilbash and Sabina Alkire) The Capability Approach; concepts, measures and applications, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

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