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CV OF DR.

TARUN KANTI DAS FOR PFM EXPERT (INTERNATIONAL)

1. Post Applied For: International MTBF/MTEF/MTFF and Public Finance Management Specialist
2. Name of Expert: Tarun Kanti Das
3. Permanent Residential Address:
10/14 First Floor, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110008. India.
Tel No.: (91-11) 25884540 Mobile: (+91) 9818024569 Skype: tarun.das58
E-Mail Address: das.tarun@hotmail.com
Google Search: tarun das, economic adviser
4. Personal:
Date of Birth: 19 August 1947
Citizenship: Indian
Marital Status: Married (Family includes wife and one son)

5. Education: [Indicate college/university and other specialized education of expert, giving names of
institutions, degrees obtained, and dates of obtainment]:
NAME, PLACE AND COUNTRY ATTENDED FROM/TO Degrees & Academic Main Course of Study
Mo./ Year Mo./ Year Distinctions
Presidency College, June 1964 June 1967 BA Hons. (Economics) Economics with
University of Calcutta, First Class First, Statistics and
College Street, Kolkata, India Gold Medallist Mathematics
Presidency College, Sept 1967 Nov 1969 MA (Economics) First Economics with
University of Calcutta, Class, Silver Medallist Statistics
College Street, Kolkata, India and
Econometri
cs
University of East Anglia, Sept 1974 July 1977 Ph.D. on “Statistical Impact of demographic
Norwich NR4 7TJ, England, UK Decompositions of transition on poverty,
(As Commonwealth Scholar Poverty and Inequality inequality in the UK,
in the U.K.) Measures” USA, India, Sri Lanka
and Pakistan

6. Membership in Professional Associations:

(a) Life Member, Indian Economic Assocation,


(b) Member. Indian Econometric Society
(c) Life Member. Indian Association for Research on Income and Wealth,
(d) Life Member. Global Management Teachers’ Consortium (MTC)
(e) Referee, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok,
(f) Referee, African Journal on International Marketing Management.

7. Other Trainings [Indicate significant training since degrees under 6 were obtained]:
(a) Workshop on External Debt Management, IMF Reg. Training Inst., Singapore, 21-25 Mar 2000.
(b) Forum on Sovereign Debt, World Bank, Washington D.C., 1-3 Nov. 1999.
(c) Workshop on Sovereign Debt, World Bank, Washington D.C., 28 Mar-4 April 2000.
(d) Visits to Public Debt Offices of England and Ireland, 16-20 October 2000.
(e) Workshop on Contingent Liabilities, World Bank, Washington D.C., 9-11 Nov 2000.
(f) Expert Group Meeting on Revised GFS, IMF, Washington, 5-9 February 2001.
(g) Investors Role for Mitigation of Financial Crisis, IMF, Washington, 5-7 Nov 2001.
(h) Workshop on Budgeting & Planning, IMF Regional Training Inst., Singapore, 15-30 Aug 1998.
(i) UNDP and Harvard Institute Workshop on Population Growth and Economic Development, at
Dhaka, Bangladesh, 22-26 April 1998.
(j) UNDP and UNICEF Regional Workshop on the Public Expenditure on Basic Social Services, at
Bangkok, Thailand, 30 July-3 Aug 1998.
(k) Study Team on Economic Crisis, APC, Tokyo, 15-18 Dec 1998.
8. Countries of Work Experience: [List countries where expert worked]: Worked as Public Finance
Management Expert in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, CAREC Countries, China, Dubai (UAE), Ethiopia, the

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Gambia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal,
Singapore, Thailand, UK, USA and Uzbekistan.

9. Languages: [For each indicate proficiency: good, fair, or poor in speaking, reading and writing]:
Languages Speaking Reading Writing
English Good Good Good
Hindi Good Good Good
Bengali Good Good Good

10. Key qualifications:


I have more than 40 years experience as Medium Term Fiscal and Expenditure Frameworks and Public
Financial Management (PFM) Reforms Expert with specialisation in:
 Macro-Fiscal Forecasting, Medium Term Strategic Planning and Program Budgeting for the
Ministry of Finance and Line Ministries;
 Linking medium term sector budgeting with national development plans, MDGs/ SDGs,
 Preparation of Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework, Medium Term Budget Framework,
Medium Term Fiscal Framework, Medium Term Expenditure Framework, and Medium Term Budget
Strategy and Fiscal Policy Papers;
 Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies and Programs;
 Identification and formulation of poverty reduction and public finance policies;
 Development of PFM and Governance Reforms Programs for Budget Support from Donors;
 Management of Public Debt, External Debt and Contingent Liabilities; and
 Conducting capacity development training and .organizing multi-stakeholders’ workshops on above
mentioned subjects.

 Prepared Guide Books/ Manuals for preparation of Medium Term Strategic Plans, Program
Budgets and MTFF, and also prepared actual Medium Term Plans and Program Budgets for selected
Ministries in Bangladesh, India, Mongolia, the Gambia;

 Worked as a PFM Consultant to the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, World
Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, IMF, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), UNCTAD,
UNDP, UN-ESCAP, UNITAR, UN-SIAP in 23 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and USA. .

 Have various publications on Medium Term Strategic Plans ,Program Budgets, MTFF, MTEF, PFM
reforms, Result Based M&E methodology, macro-fiscal forecasting, management of poverty reduction
programs;

 Possess diversity in skills in. research, teaching, training, policy planning, capacity building, and
conducting policy dialogues with donors and consultation with multi-stakeholders.

11. Employment Record [Starting with present position, list in reverse order every employment
held by expert since graduation, giving for each employment (see format here below): dates
of employment, name of employing organization, positions held.]:
Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)
(From To)
March-June 2017 Asian Development Bank, Philippines, ADB Senior Research Specialist
Manila (Assessment of Economic Financial
Social and Environmental
Sustainability of Transport Sector
Development in Sri Lanka)
Dec 2016 – World Bank funded project on Project Appraisal and Evaluation
Jan 2017 Economic-Social and Environmental Expert, (Financial-Economic-Social
Impact Assessment for Hydropower and Environmental Cost-Benefit
Projects in Laos PDR, through PWC Analysis of Hydropower Projects in
India Limited Laos PDR)
Oct-Nov 2016 ADB funded project on Debt Public Resource Management Expert
Sustainability Analysis for Bhutan, (Macro-Fiscal Modeling and Debt

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
through PWC India Limited Sustainability Analysis for Bhutan)

April 2015, ADB funded project on Power Sector Public Finance Management Expert
Nov 2015 to June Road Map for each of CAREC Countries (Medium Term Macro-Fiscal
2016 (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Projections for Assessment of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal-
Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Financial Viability and Public and
Uzbekistan), through PWC India Limited External Debt Sustainability for each
of CAREC countries)
May 2015 to Oct Ministry of Finance, Government of Medium Term Fiscal Framefork and
2015 Dubai, Dubai, UAE Macro-Fiscal and Revenue
Forecasting Expert
January 2011 to World Bank Administered and Multi- Technical Adviser (Macro-Fiscal
June 2014 Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands, Modeling and Forecasting, Medium
Canada) Funded Project on Deepening Term Strategic Planning and
Budgeting, Result Based Monitoring
MTBF and Strengthening Financial and Evaluation, Public Debt
Accountability, Min of Finance & Management and Policy)
Planning Commission, Govt. of
Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Dec 2008 to African Development Bank Institutional Macroeconomic Adviser (Macro
Nov 2010 Support Project on Financial and Economic Modeling, Medium Term
(Intermittent for 20 Economic Goverance, Ministry of Fiscal Framework, Strategic Planning
months) Finance and Economic Affairs, The and Budgeting, Public and External
Gambia, Banjul, Africa. Debt Management)
Sep-Oct 2009 and ADB Program on Macroeconomic ADB Macroeconomic Modeling
Apr-May 2010 Management and Medium Term Specialist & Team Leader (Upgrading
Budgeting Framework, Nepal Rastra Nepal Macro-economic Model for
Bank and ADB Nepal Resident Office, Medium Term Planning, Budgeting
Nepal, Kathmandu. and Policy Formulation)
01 June 2007 to ADB Capacity Building Project on ADB Strategic Planning Expert
08 July 2008 Governance Reforms, Ministry of (Medium Term Strategic Planning,
Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Medium Term Fiscal Framework and
Program Budgeting)
Mar 2006 to Institute for Integrated Lerarning for Professor (Public Policy and
May 2007 Management (IILM), New Delhi, India Research Methodology)
Mar 1989 to Ministry of Finance, Government of Economic Adviser (Macro-Economic
Jan 2006 India, New Delhi Forecasting ad Budgeting, Medium
Term Budget Strategy, Macro-
economic and Fiscal Framework,
Macro-Fiscal Policy Formulation and
Public Debt Management and Policy)
Jan 1987 to Planning Commission, Govt. of India, Adviser (Modelling and Development
Feb 1989 New Delhi. Policy Planning),
Oct 1984 to Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of Chief Economist and Head of the
Dec 1986 India, New Delhi. Economic Research Unit (Costing
and pricing of steel and minerals)
Oct 1982 to Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Chief (Economic Division)
Sep 1984 Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, New (Pricing of goods and services under
Delhi. govt control & administered pricing)
May 1978 to UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project, Deputy Adviser (Transport Modelling
Sep 1982 Planning Commission, Govt of India, and Policy Planning)
New Delhi.
July 1973 to Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry Research Officer (Public Finance and

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
May 1978 of Finance, Govt of India, New Delhi. Fiscal and Monetary Policy)
Nov 1971 to Indian Economic Service, Department of Assistant Director (On-the-job training
June 1973 Personnel & Training, Govt of India, on Public Finance)
Delhi
June 1970 to Center of Advanced studies for Research Fellow (Decompositions of
Oct 1971 Economics, Presidency College, Poverty and Inequality Measures)
Calcutta, India.

Short Term External Consultancies

Dec 2010 ADB Program on Strengthening Public Debt Management Specialist


Institutional Capacity for (Macro-Fiscal Forecasting and Debt
Macroeconomic Management, Ministry Sustainability Analysis)
of Finance and Treasury, Govt. Of
Maldives, Male
Sept 2008 to World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (External
Nov 2008 Ministry of Finance, Uzbekistan, Debt Management)
Tashkent
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, Special COMSEC Consultant (Debt
31 Aug 2008 Advisory Services on Debt Sustainability Modeling and Analysis)
Management, UK, England
Oct 2007 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Interlinkages of MDG
with PRSP Reports and National
Development Plans)
Aug 2007 United Nations Statistical Institute for Resource Person for Inter-Govt.
Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, Training on BOP, Govt. Finance,
Chiba Monetary and Financial Statistics
December 2006 Malaysian Institute for Economic Consultant (Role of Mergers and
Research (MIER)Malaysia, Kula Acquisitions for FDI)
Lumpur
Oct 2006 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Infrastructure Financing
in ESCAP Economies)
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium
Management, Minmistry of Finance, Term Macro-Economic framework
Nepal, Kathmandu and External Debt Management)
Feb 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt Management, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium
Ministry of Finance, Laos PDR,Viantiane Term Macro-Economic framework
And Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of Cambodia,and External Debt Management)
Phnom Penh
Dec 2005 UNITAR Program on Public Law and UNITAR Consultant (Law, Regulation
Legal System for debt Management, and Legal System for Debt
MOF, Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta Management)
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP, UNDP Consultant (Financing
UN Plaza, New York, USA International Co-operation Behind
National Borders)
Sept 2005 UNESCAP Debt Management Project, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium
MOF, Govt. of Samoa, Apia Term Macro-Economic framework
and External Debt Management)
Jan 2005 Global Development Network, GDN Consultant, Bridging Research
University of Senegal, Dakar and Policy- A Case Study on Labor
Reforms in India
Oct 2003 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Role of Resource Based
SMEs for Poverty Reduction and

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Export Promotion in ESCAP)

Jan-March 2003 World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (Management
Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of of contingent liabilities of the
Philippines, Manila government)
Feb 2002 International Monetary Fund (IMF), Member, IMF Expert Group
USA, (Government Finance Statistics
Washington Manual 2001)
Sept-Nov 1998 UN Economic Commission for Africa Consultant (Role of Private Sector &
(UN-ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Privatization in Africa)
Sep-Nov 1997 UN-ESCAP, Bangkok. Consultant (Nexus among FDI,
Growth and Technology Transfer in
ESCAP Economies),
Sep-Oct 1995 UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand. Consultant (Role of Private Sector
and Privatization in Asia)
May 1995 China Internl Centre for Eco and UN-ESCAP Consultant (Role of FDI
Technical Exchanges for Industrialization and Technology
Transfer)
July 1993 and UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working
July 1994. Group on Non-Debt Creating
July 1995 UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA. Financial Flows
March 1993 UNDP, UN-Plaza, New York, USA. Consultant (Human Development
Index),
For two weeks ADB, Manila, Philippines ADB Consultant as Country Reporter
every year in 1990- for India for preparation of the Asian
1995 Development Outlook
For two weeks UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok UN-ESCAP Consultant as Country
every year in Reporter for India for preparation of
1991 to 2005 the ESCAP Annual Economic &
Social Survey
12. Scope of Work
The consultant will support the executing agency and the ADB project team in assessing overall public
finance sector with focus on taxation and public investment management and providing public finance
sector assessment and analysis.
The consultant will have at least 10 years of experience in public finance sector related work in
developing countries. The consultant will hold a minimum of a master’s degree in economics, finance,
or
related fields and will have strong English language skills. Experience in preparing ADB investment
loans is desirable
Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned for preparation of
Medium Term Fiscal Framework/ Medium Term Expenditure Framework
[Among the assignments, in which the expert was involved, indicate the following information]
Name of assignment or project:
Year / Location: / Client:
Main project features:
Positions held:
Activities performed:
Please see the following sections:
13-A. Name of assignment or project: Public Financial Management for Bhutan
Year / Location/ Client: October-November 2016, ADB funded project on Debt Sustainability Analysis for
Bhutan, through PWC India Limited
Main project features: Public Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: Asian Development Bank Public Resources Management Expert

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Activities Performed:
Conducted Macro-Fiscal Modeling and Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bhutan

13-B. Name of assignment or project: Public Financial Management and Governance Reforms
Year / Location/ Client: April 2015, and Nov 2015-June 2016, Multi-Country (India and CAREC
Countries) ADB Funded Project on Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation, through PWC India Limited,
Main project features: Public Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: ADB Public Financial Management Expert
Activities Performed:
Made Medium Term Macro-Fiscal Projections for Assessment of Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal-Financial
Viability and Public and External Debt Sustainability for each of CAREC countries (viz. Afghanistan,
Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan),

13-C. Name of assignment or project: Macro-Fiscal Policy and Macro-economic and Revenue
Forecasting
Year / Location/ Client: May 2015 to Oct 2015, Dubai, UAE
Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai, Dubai
Main project features: Public Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: Macro-Fiscal Policy and Macro-Economic Forecasting Expert
Activities Performed:
Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Budgeting, Macro-Fiscal and Economic Forecasting, Revenue and
Expenditure Forecasting, preparation of medium term macro-economic framework and fiscal policy
papers, conducted capacity development training and multi-stakeholders workshops on these subjects.

13-D. Name of assignment or project: World Bank Administered and Multi Donor (DFID, EU,
Netherlands) Funded Project on Deepening Medium Term Budgeting Framework (MTBF) and
Strengthening Financial Accountability
Year / Location: Jan 2011 to June 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Client: Ministry of Finance, and Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh.
Main project features; Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting, result-Based M&E,
Macroeconomic and Fiscal Modelling and forecasting, Public Debt Management and Policy.
Positions held:
Technical Adviser (Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Macro-Fiscal Modeling and
Macroeconomic Forecasting, Management of Public Debt and Policy, Result-Based M&E)
Activities performed: Performed various tasks as follow:
(a) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on, and prepared actual Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP)
and outcome based program budgets for selected line ministries such as Agriculture, Education,
Power, Local Governments and Social Welfare;
(b) Linking National Development Plans with Medium term strategic plans and budgets for line
ministries;
(c) Preparation of policy papers and performance reports for various sectors;
(d) Preparation of medium and long term macroeconomic framework, strategies and policies;
(e) Formulation, execution, and result-based monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic policies;
programs and plans and impact of socio-economic policies on macroeconomic performance;
(f) Public debt sustainability modelling and analysis and medium term debt strategy;
(g) Preparing guidelines/ manuals, conducting Training for capacity building of the officers;
(h) Prepared various reports on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, strategic planning etc.
(see list of papers given in the Annex).

13-E Name of assignment or project:


African Development Bank (AfDB) Institutional Support Program on Economic and Financial
Governance (ISPEFG)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Year / Location / Client: December 2008 to November 2010, Banjul, the Gambia
Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Government of the Gambia, West Africa.
Main project features: Macroeconomic Modelling and Strategic Planning
Macroeconomic Adviser (Macroeconomic Modelling and Strategic Planning and Budgeting)
Activities performed:
(a) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP) and outcome based
program budgets for line ministries
(b) Supported Ministry of Finance for macroeconomic forecasting and preparation of medium term fiscal
framework, budget stragy paper and fiscal ppolicy papers for preparation of budget;
(c) Preparation of Medium term strategic plans and program budgets for selected ministries such as
Finance, Agriculture, Education, Road Development, Health, Trade and Industry,and Labour and
Employment;
(d) Supported Ministry of Finance for formulation of macroeconomic policies and fiscal policies for povery
and inequality reduction and accelerating employment and growth;
(e) Supported Economic Monitoring and Planning Unit (EMPU) in the Ministry of Finance for evaluation
of EU funded projects and programs for development of roads and social sectors,
(f) Provided support for preparation of Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) for IMF
and Project Proposals for donors.
(g) Supported ministry of finance for public debt management and the Monetary Policy Committee of the
Gambian Central Bank for formulation of monetary and capital market development policies;
(h) Designed and conducted training programs on these topiccs.
(i)Prepared various reports on macroeconomic forecasting and debt sustainability modeling (see list of
papers given in the Annex).

13-F. Name of assignment or project:


ADB Capacity Building Project on Governance Reforms
Year / Location / Client: June 2007- July 2008, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Ministry of Finance, Government of Mongolia.
Main project features: Strategic Planning, Financial Planning, Program Budgeting
Positions held: Strategic Planning Expert
Activities performed:
(j) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Medium Term Budget
for the Ministry of Finance;
(i) Supported Ministry of Finance for macroeconomic forecasting and preparation of medium term
fiscal framework, budget stragy paper and fiscal policy papers for preparation of budget;
(j) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on, and prepared actual Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP)
and outcome based program budgets for selected line ministries such as Finance, Agriculture and
Food, Education, Culture and Science, Health and Labour and Social Welfare;
(k) Linking Medium term strategic plans and budgets for line ministries wiyh National Development
Plans, MDGs, PRSPs;
(a) Provided Support and Advice for macroeconomic modelliy and policy formulation, medium term
strategic planning for selected line ministries;
(b) Prepared Macroeconomic Framework, Outlook and Financial Plan for Budget;
(c) Supported preparation of Economic and Technical Memorandum for the donors;
(d) Designed and conducted training programs on macro-econometric and time series forecasting and
simulations models for alternative scenario building for the Mongolian economy;
(e) In October 2007 at UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, presented a Report on Inter-linkages between MDG,
PRSP and National Development Plans;
(f) At UN-SIAP, Chiba, Japan conducted a training program during August 2007 for Measurement and
Analysis of Poverty and Inequality and Govt Finance Statistics.
(g) Prepared various papers on macro-econometric modelling and strategic planning (see list of papers
given in the Annex).

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
13-G. Name of assignment or project: Public Financial Management Reforms
Year / Location/ Client: March 1989- January 2006, New Delhi, India
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India
Main project features: Macro-Fiscal Projections and Debt Sustainability Modelling
Positions held: Economic Adviser (Macro-Fiscal Projections, Public Finance, Social Sectors
and Public Debt Management)
Activities Performed:
(a) Assisted the Ministry of Finance for preparation of medium term macroeconomic framework,
medium term fiscal policy framework, budget strategy paper and fiscal policy paper;
(b) Supported the Ministry of Finance for macrofiscal decentralisation and provision of grants and
revenue shares at the sub-national levels;
(c) Macro-fiscal modelling, and formulation of fiscal and budgetary policies;
(d) Served as Guest Faculty for the Indian Statistical Service and Indian Economic Service Training
Institutes for conducting training programs on macro-econometric forecasting;
(e) Organised four international conferences on macroeconomic management and debt sustainability
analysis at Delhi, Goa, Kovalumpur in India and Kathmandu in Nepal funded by the World Bank IDF
grant.
(f) Worked as short-term Consultant on development policies to the ADB, Commonwealth Secretariat,
GDN, IMF, UNCTAD, UN-ECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa), UNDP, UN-ESCAP, UNITAR,
World Bank.
(g) Worked as Country Report for the ADB during 1990-1995 for preparation of the Asian Development
Outlook (ADO) ; and Country Reporter for the ESCAP during 1991-2005 for preparation of the
ESCAP Annual Survey;
(h) Prepared and published a number of papers on Macro-Fiscal Forecasting and Debt Sustainability
Modelling (see Annex for the list of publications).

Short Term International Consultancy on Related Subjects

April 2015, ADB funded project on Power Sector Public Finance Expert (Medium Term
Dec 2015 to Feb Road Map for CAREC Countries Macro-Fiscal Projections and Vision)
2016
May 2015 to Oct Ministry of Finance, Government of Macro-Fiscal Policy and Revenue
2015 Dubai, Dubai, UAE Forecasting Expert
Dec 2010 ADB Program on Strengthening Public Debt Management Specialist
Institutional Capacity for
Macroeconomic Management, Ministry
of Finance and Treasury, Govt. Of
Maldives, Male
Sept 2008 to World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (External
Nov 2008 Minstry of Finance, Uzbekistan, Debt Management)
Tashkent
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, Special COMSEC Consultant (Macro-Fiscal
31 Aug 2008 Advisory Services on Debt Forecasting and Debt Sustainability
Management, UK, England Modeling and Analysis)
Oct 2007 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Interlinkages of MDG
with PRSP Reports and National
Development Plans)
Aug 2007 United Nations Statistical Institute for Resource Person for Inter-Govt.
Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, Training on Govt. Finance Statistics
Chiba
December 2006 Malaysian Institute for Economic Consultant (Role of Mergers and
Research (MIER)Malaysia, Kula Acquisitions for FDI)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Lumpur
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Macro-Fidcal
Management, Minmistry of Finance, Forecasting and External Debt
Nepal, Kathmandu Sustainability Alalysis)

Feb 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt Management, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Macro-Fidcal


Ministry of Finance, Laos PDR,Viantiane Forecasting and External Debt
And Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of Sustainability Alalysis)
Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Dec 2005 UNITAR Program on Public Law and UNITAR Consultant (Law, Regulation
Legal System for debt Management, and Legal System for Debt
Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Indonesia, Management)
Jakarta
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP, UNDP Consultant (Financing
UN Plaza, New York, USA International Co-operation Behind
National Borders)
Sept 2005 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Macro-Fidcal
Management, Ministry of Finance, Forecasting and External Debt
Govt. of Samoa, Apia Sustainability Alalysis)

Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Social Security and


Provident Funds in ESCAP
Economies)

Jan-March 2003 World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (Management
Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of of contingent liabilities of the
Philippines, Manila government)

Feb 2002 International Monetary Fund (IMF), Member, IMF Expert Group (Govt.
USA, Finance Statistics Manual 2001)
Washington
July 1993 and UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working
July 1994. Group on Non-Debt Creating
July 1995 UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA. Financial Flows

14. Certification:

1. I, the undersigned, certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that this CV correctly describes
my qualifications and my experience

2. I understand that any willful misstatement described herein may lead to disqualification or
dismissal, and/or any other disciplinary action being taken by the donor/ employing organisation.

Signature of expert:
Date:

07 January, 2018

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ANNEX
Major Publications and Consultancy Reports of Tarun Kanti Das
Most of the Publications are accessible in: www.scribd.com/tarundas/

1. Public Finance Management, Macroeconomic Modeling, Medium Term Strategic


Planning and Budgeting, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Pojects and Programs

A. Consultancy Reports

1.1 Macro-Fiscal Models for Assessment of Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal Viability and
Debt Sustainability of CAREC Countries, pp.1-125, ADB Funded Project on Central
Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, February 2016.
1.2 Alternative revenue projections for Dubai by different forecasing models such as
Secular growth, GDP Bouyancy and Elasticity, and Revenue Drivers Basd Models,
pp.1-60, Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai, Dubai, UAE, September 2015.
1.3 Public investment Management in Bangladesh, pp.45, World Bank Administered and
Multi-Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands) Funded Project on DMTBF, MOF,
Bangladesh, Dhaka, July 2012.
1.4 Project execution, M&E, and development budget, PP.1-25, World Bank Administered
and Multi-Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands) Funded Project on DMTBF, MOF,
Bangladesh, Dhaka,
1.5 Institutional arrangements for preparation of Annual Development Plan, pp.1-45, World
Bank Administered and Multi-Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands) Funded Project on
DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Jan 2012.
1.6 An operational consistent macroeconomic accounting spreadsheet model for
Bangladesh- analytical framework, model structure, data base, test and calibration
techniques and base line medium and long term projections, pp.1-96, World Bank
Administered and Multi-Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands) Funded Project on DMTBF,
MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 20 May 2014.
1.7 An Operational Guide to Prepare Medium Term Strategic Business Plans (MTSBP) for
Line Ministries/ Divisions, pp.1-38, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor (DFID,
EU, Netherlands) Funded Project on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh,
Dhaka, January 15, 2012.
1.8 Diagnostic Study on Business Process Review and Training Needs Assessment of the
Planning Wings of the Budgetary Agencies for Public Investment Management and
Integrating Planning with Budgeting in Medium Term Budgeting Framework, pp.1-98, Multi-
Donor project on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, April 2011.
1.9 An Operational Macro-econometric Model and a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium
Model for Nepal- Model Structures, Data Base, Test and Calibration Techniques, Part-1: 60
pages and Part-2: 65 pages, ADB Resident Office in Kathmandu & Nepal Rastra Bank,
Kathmandu, Oct 2009.
1.10 An Operational Consistent Macroeconomic Forecasting Model for Gambia- Basic Concepts,
Data Base, Calibration Techniques and Projections, pp.1-71, African Development Bank
ISPEFG, the Gambia, Banjul, 31 January 2009.
1.11 Trends and projections of sectoral GDP growth rates for Gambia during 1998-2013 and
some policy issues, AfDB ISPEFG, pp.1-18, 28 Feb 2009.
1.12 Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) - Basic Concepts, Methodology and Applications
for Mongolia, pp.1-50, ADB Capacity Building Project on Governance Reforms (ADB-
CBPGR), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Govt of Mongolia, July 2008.
1.13 An Introduction to Program Budgeting and Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT),
pp.1-36, ADB-CBPGR, MOF, Mongolia, June 2008

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1.14 Budget Performance Evaluation- Methodology, Systems and Management, pp.1-55, ADB-
CBPGR, MOF, Gov. of Mongolia, May 2008.
1.15 Performance Based Budgeting- Methodology, Systems and Management, pp.1-55, ADB-
CBPGR, MOF, Gov. of Mongolia, March 2008.
1.16 Financial Planning- Part-1: Methodology, pp.1-34, Part-2: Policies, pp.1-32, ADB-CBGGR,
MOF, Gov. Of Mongolia, January 2008.
1.17 Preparation of Strategic Business Plans- Structural Framework and Guidelines to Line
Ministries, pp.1-74, ADB-CBPGR, Mongolia, Sep 2007.
1.18 Official Economic statistics- Part-1 on Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Balance of
Payments (BOP) Statistics, pp.1-70, Part-2 on Monetary and Financial statistics (MFS) and
Multi–Factor Productivity Measures (MFP), UN-SIAP, Chiba, Japan, Aug 2007.

B. Published Papers in International Journals and Government Reports

1.19 Trends and projections of rail and road goods and passenger traffic in India, pp.105-161, in
Transport Planning and Development, ed. V Mahajan, Deep & Deep, Delhi, 1991.
1.20 Monitoring and Projecting Budget Deficits of the Government – A Technical Note,
Ministry of Finance, pp.1-21, August 1990.
1.21 Multisectoral and multiregional transport model for India–database and calibration
techniques, pp.391-403, Environment and Planning, 15-A, 1983.
1.22 Application of shift and share technique for forecasting regional and sectoral growth in India
in the Sixth Plan, pp.187-200, Indian Journal of Regional Science, 13(2), 1981.

2. Management of External Debt, Public Debt and Contingent Liabilities


A. Books and Research Reports Published by Donors

2.1 The Gambia- Independent Debt Sustainability Analysis, pp.1-40, Commonwealth


Secretariat, London, U.K. August 2008,
2.2 Management of External Debt-International Experiences and Best Practices, pp.1-46, Best
Practices Series No.9, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, 2006.
www2.unitar.org/dfm/Resource_Center/Bestpractices/bps.9/
2.3 Governance of Public Debt- International Experiences and Best Practices, pp.1-44, Best
Practices Series No.10, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva,
2006. www2.unitar.org/dfm/Resource_Center/Bestpractices/bps.9/
2.4 Financing International Cooperation behind National Borders- a Case Study for India, pp.1-
50, Off.of Dev.Studies, UNDP, New York. March 2006.
2.5 Economic Situation and Management of External Debt in Nepal, pp.1-15, UN-ESCAP,
Bangkok, May 2006. www.unescap.org/pdd/debt/workshop/
2.6 Management of external debt in Nepal- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, May 2006.
2.7 Report on “National Workshops on Capacity Building on External Debt Management in the
Era of Globalisation” in Cambodia and Lao PDR During 20-24 February 2006, pp.1-21, UN-
ESCAP, Bangkok, May 2006. www.unescap.org/pdd/debt/workshop/
2.8 Manual on Effective Debt Management, pp.1-118, ESCAP, United Nations, Bangkok,
Thailand, 2006.
2.9 Management of external debt in Samoa- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Sept 2005.
2.10 Country Experience of India, pp.141-147, part-2, External Debt Statistics- Guide for
Compilers and Users, IMF & WB, Washington D.C., 2003.
2.11 Off budget risks and their management, Chapter-3, Public Expenditure, and Financial
Management Review, Report No. 24256-PH, A Joint Document of The Govt of the
Philippines, World Bank and ADB, World Bank Philippines Country Office, April 30, 2003.
2.12 Management of Contingent Liabilities in Philippines- Policies, Processes, Legal Framework
and Institutions, pp.1-60, WB, Washington D.C., 2002.

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2.13 Management of Public Debt in India, pp.85-110, in Accompanying Document to the


Guidelines for Public Debt Management, IMF, June 2002.
2.14 External Sector Related Contingent Liability- a Case Study on India, pp.1-123,
Commonwealth Secretariat, London, U.K., Jan 2001.
2.15 Sovereign Debt Management in India, pp.561-579, Sovereign Debt Management Forum:
Compilation of Presentations, WB, Washington, 2000.
2.16 East Asian Economic Crisis and Lessons for External Debt Management, pp.77-95, in
External Debt Management, ed. by A. Vasudevan, RBI, Mumbai, April 1999.
2.17 Fiscal Policies for Management of External Capital Flows, pp. 194-207, in Corporate
External Debt Management, edited by Jawahar Mulraj, CRISIL, Bombay, Dec 1999

B. Other Consultancy Reports

2.18 Macroeconomic Forecasting and Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bhutan, pp.1-35, PWC
India Private Limited and ADB Funded Project on Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation for
Power Sector Development of Bhutan, October 2016.
2.19 Guidelines for Management of Guarantees of the Government of Bangladesh, pp.1-40,
World Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of
Bangladesh, April 2014
2.20 Concept Paper on Public Debt and Design for Quarterly and Annual reports, pp.1-43, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Nov
2013.
2.21 Alternative Medium Term Debt Management Strategies for Bangladesh, pp.1-28, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Oct
2013.
2.22 Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bangladesh 2013, pp.1-25, World Bank Administered
DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, July 2013.
2.23 Concept Paper for Setting Up a Full Fledged Middle Office within Treasury and Debt
Management Wing,(TDMW) of the Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, pp.1-38, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, May
2013.
2.24 International Best Practices for Medium Term Debt Management Strategy, pp.1-20, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Aug
2012.
2.25 External Debt Management in Maldives- Policies, Strategies, Procedures and Institutional
Set Up- An Inception Report, pp.1-54, ADB Project on Public Financial Reforms, Min of
Finance and Treasury, Maldives, Male, Dec 2010.
2.26 External Debt Management in Uzbekistan- Policies, Strategies, Procedures, Legal and
Institutional Set Up, pp.1-45, World Bank Country Office, Uzbekistan, Tashkent,
November 2008.
2.27 Management of external debt in Indonesia- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, MOF, Govt of Indonesia, Dec. 2005.
2.28 Sustainability of External Debt- Conceptual Issues, Methodology and International Best
practices- pp.1-36, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, January 2006.

3. Macro Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms


A. Books and Research Reports Published by Donors

3.1 Interlinkages between development research, policy planning and outcome in the post
reforms period in India and analytical lessons for other developing countries, jointly with
Arvind Virmani, pp.1-115, East Asian Bureau for Economic Research (EABER),
Australia, April 2008.
3.2 Financing International Cooperation behind National Borders- a Case Study for India, pp.1-
46, Off. of Dev.Studies, UNDP, New York. March 2006.
3.3 Public-Private Partnership for financing infrastructure in Asian economies- Scope, Progress,
Issues and Perspectives, pp.-1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Dec 2005.

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3.4 General Agreement on Trade in Services– Implications for the Indian financial sector, pp.6-
14, Bima Vidya, Management Development Centre, Mumbai, July 2003.
3.5 An assessment of the financial sector liberalization in India in the context of its commitment
to the WTO, pp.1-50, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
(ICRIER), New Delhi, June 2003.
3.6 Economic Reforms in India- Rationale, Scope, Progress and Unfinished Agenda, pp.1-80,
Bank of Maharashtra, Pune, February 2003.
3.7 Preparation of Indices for Services Production, pp.1-250, National Institute for Banking
and Management, Pune, India, Jan 2003.
3.8 Implications of Globalization on Industrial Diversification in Asia, pp.ix+1-86, UN ESCAP,
Bangkok, UN Pub.Sales No.E.02.II.F.52, December 2001.
3.9 Social Security System in India – Needs and Policy Issues, pp.1-40, ESCAP, United
Nations, Bangkok, December 1999.
3.10 Role of private sector including Privatization in Asian Countries and Lessons for Africa,
pp.1-110, UN-ECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 1998.
3.11 Foreign Investment- Technology Transfer- and Growth Nexus in Asian Economies, pp.1-
158, ESCAP, United Nations, Bangkok, Oct 1997.
3.12 Policies and Strategies for Promoting the Role of the Private Sector and Privatization in
Industrial and Technological Development in Asian Economies, pp.1-171, ST/ESCAP/1696,
UN, NY, 1996.
3.13 Reforms & Liberalization of the Financial Sector in India- Organizational Structure, Needs
and Policy Issues, pp.1-40, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, 1995.
3.14 Macro-economic Framework and Foreign Investment in India, WG on Investment and
Financial Flows, pp.1-75, TD/B/WG.1/Misc.3/ Add.3, UNCTAD, 1993.
3.15 Structural Reforms and Stabilization Policies in India – Rationale and Medium Term
Outlook, pp.20-56, in Economic Liberalization and its Impact, ed. by SP Gupta, Macmillan
India Ltd., Delhi, 1993.
3.16 Pricing, productivity & competitiveness of Indian Steel industry, pp.269-292, Indian
Industrialization, ed. Arun Ghosh, Oxf. Unv.Press, Delhi, 1992.

4. MDGs, PRSP, Poverty and Inequality Analysis

A. Published Consultancy Reports by Donors and Research Papers in International


Journals

4.1 Interlinkages between UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), National


Development Plans and Poverty Reduction Growth Strategy - Selected Country
Experiences from ESCAP, Part-1, pp.1-84, Part-2, pp.1-78, ESCAP, United Nations,
Bangkok, October 2007.
4.2 Role of Agro-based and Resource-Based SMEs for Export Promotion and Poverty
Alleviation in ESCAP countries, pp.1-126, UN ESCAP, Bangkok, January 2003.
4.3 Impact of Pro-Market Reforms on the Poor in India- an Assessment and Lessons for
Policy Makers, pp.1-40, GDN, June 2003.
4.4 Promoting resource-based export-oriented SMEs in Asia and the Pacific, pp.33-76,
Investment Promotion and Enterprise Development Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific,
ESCAP, United Nations, Bangkok, Sept 2003.
4.5 Poverty and inequality in India–Trends and policy issues, pp.1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok,
Oct. 2002.
4.6 Poverty and Environment- How to break the vicious circle? Pp.39-46, Souvenir of the
Global Society for Protection of Human Rights, Delhi, Jan 2000.
4.7 UNDP Human Development Index – Some Methodological Issues and Alternative
Measures, pp.1-30, UNDP, UN Plaza, New York, March 1993.

B. Published Research Papers in International Journals

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4.8 Inequality index with differences in inequality aversion for groups, Rivista Internazionale
di Scienze Economiche e Commercialli (Milan, Italy), 1983.
4.9 Decompositions of inequality measures and a comparative analysis, jointly with Prof. A.
Parikh, pp.23-48, Empirical Economics (Vienna, Austria), vol.7, 1982.
4.10 Statistical interpretation and decomposition of Atkinson’s inequality index, jointly with
Prof. A. Parikh, pp.13-18, Rivista di Mathematica per le Scienze Economiche e Socoali
(Milan, Italy), 15(1), 1982.
4.11 Decompositions of Atkinson’s measure of inequality, jointly with Prof. Ashok Parikh,
pp.171-178, Australian Economic Papers, vol.20 (36), June 1981.
4.12 Choice of demographic units in analyzing the size distribution on income, pp.20-29,
Journal of Income and Wealth, 3 (1), 1978.

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