Ann Pettifor is a Director of PRIME Policy Research in Macroeconomics and a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, London. She is the author of books on sovereign debt and international finance. She is best known for her leadership of a worldwide campaign to cancel approximately $100 billion of debts owed by 42 of the poorest countries – Jubilee 2000. She is also Executive Director of a consultancy Advocacy International, which undertakes research and advises governments and organizations on matters relating to international finance and sustainable development.

In 2003, she correctly predicted the bursting of the credit bubble ("The Credit Crunch") in a book she edited for the New Economics Foundation The Real World Economic Outlook (2003), which was followed by her  book The Coming First World Debt Crisis (2006). She is a co-author of the Green New Deal, published by the New Economics Foundation in July 2008 - a set of policies to deal with threats posed by the Credit Crunch, Peak Oil and Climate Change.

In 1998, Jubilee 2000 organized a human chain of approximately 70,000 people, which surrounded the 1998 G8 summit in Birmingham, United Kingdom. In 1999, at the Cologne G8 Summit, the G8 agreed to write off approximately $100 billion in third world debt, in large part due to the campaign, which had supporters such as Pope John Paul II, Muhammed Ali, Bono, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Bill Clinton.

At the conclusion of the Jubilee 2000 campaign, Pettifor joined the New Economics Foundation in London where she headed up their research unit on global macro-economics.

She subsequently set up Advocacy International, a UK-based consultancy that advises governments and international organizations, and serves as its executive director.

Advocacy International has worked with the Nigerian, Guyanese and Ethiopian governments, and advised the Global Fund for Aids, the Queen of Jordan and the Norwegian and British governments as well as prominent NGOs. She currently advises a group of British churches on their climate change campaign, Operation Noah.

Among the awards and honours she has received are an honorary doctorate from the University of Newcastle (2000), the PaxChristi International Peace Prize, and the Freedom of the City of Callao. In 2003 President Obasanjo honored her work on behalf of African governments by bestowing her with the Order of the Niger.

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