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CV OF TARUN KANTI DAS FOR PUBLIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT EXPERT

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1. Post Applied For: Public Investment Management Expert


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.das1947
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:
 Ph.D. (Poverty and Inequality Analysis), University of East Anglia, England, 1977
 MA (Economics), First Class, Presidency College, Calcutta University, 1969
 BA Hons. (Economics), First Class, Presidency College, Calcutta University, 1967

6. Membership in Professional Associations:


(a) Life Member, Indian Economic Assocation,
(b) Member. Indian Econometric Service
(c) Life Member. Indian Association for Research on Income and Wealth,
(d) Life Member. Indian Econometric Society

7. Other Trainings and Qualifications:


(a) Received training and very efficient in working with MSWORD, MS-EXCEL, MS-POWER POINT,
SPSS, XLSTAT, REGRESSIT and EVIEWS for Econometric Analysis.

8. Countries of Work Experience: [List countries where expert has worked]:


Worked as Macroeconomist with focus on Economic Analysis in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, CAREC
Countries, China, Dubai (UAE), Ethiopia, the Gambia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, 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 Development Economist in Government Ministries in 25 countries in Asia,
Africa, EU and USA with expertise in:
a) Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial-Cost-Benefit Analysis,
b) Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programs,
c) Public Financial Management and Public Policy Reforms,
d) Management of Public Debt and External Debt,
e) Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting for various sectors including Power and Transport.

I prepared Guide Book and Manual and conducted capacity building workshops for multi-stakeholders on Project
Appraisal and Economic-Financial Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Methodology in India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Laos,
Gambia and Mongolia. I worked as Professor (Public Policy and Research Methodology) teaching public policies,
research methodology and project appraisal and CBA techniques to MBA students in IILM, India.

I am a Gold Medalist in Economics from the Calcutta University, India and hold a Ph.D. in Economics as
Commonwealth Scholar from the East Anglia University, UK. I possess diversity in skills in research, teaching,
training, economic modeling and policy planning.

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I worked as Consultant to ADB, AfDB, COMSEC, World Bank, IMF, UN-ESCAP, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNECA, UNITAR
and UNSIAP in 25 countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, CAREC Countries, China, Ethiopia, Gambia, India,
Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka,
Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA, UEA, Uzbekistan.

Have various publications on Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis, Result Based M&E
methodology, Macro-Fiscal Forecasting, Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting, PFM reforms, and
management of public and external debt.

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)
27 March ADB, South Asia Department, Manila, Research Specialist (Economic
2017 to 30 Philippine Assessment for Transport Sector in Sri
June 2017 Lanka)
Dec 2016 to World Bank Funded Project on Resource Person for capacity building for
Jan 2017 Financial, Economic and Social Cost project appraisal and Financial and
Beneft Analsis of Hydropower Proects in Economic Cost Benefit Analsis of
Laos PDR through PWC India Limited Hydropower Proects in Laos PDR
Sep 2016 ADB Funded Project on Sub-Regional Public Resource Manageent Expert (Cost
to Nov Road Map fo Bhutan Power Sector Benefit Analysis of Hydropower Projects
2016 Developmnent through PWC India Ltd. and Public and External Debt Sustainability
Analysis for Bhutan)
April 2015, ADB funded project on Power Sector Public Finance Expert (Financial and
Nov 2015 Road Map for CAREC Countries Economic Assessment of Power Projects
to June through PWC India Limited and Fiscal and Debt Sustainability Analysis)
2016
May 2015 to Ministry of Finance, Government of Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser (Project
Oct 2015 Dubai, Dubai, UAE Appraisal, Macro-Fiscal Policy Framework,
Revenue Forecasting)
January World Bank Administered and Multi- Technical Adviser (Project Appraisal and
2011 to Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands, Canada) Econmic-Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis,
June 2014 Funded Project on MTBF and Result Based M&E, Medium Term Planning
and Budgeting for selected sectors, Public
Strengthening Financial Accountability, Debt Management and Policy)
Min of Finance & Planning Commission,
Govt. of Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Dec 2008 to African Development Bank Institutional Macroeconomic Adviser (Project Appraisal
Nov 2010 Support Project on Financial and and Econmic-Financial CBA, Macro
(Intermittent Economic Reforms, Ministry of Finance Economic Modeling, Medium Term
for 20 and Economic Affairs, The Gambia, Planning and Budgeting for selected
months) Banjul, Africa. sectors, Public Debt Management.
Sep-Oct ADB Program on Macroeconomic ADB Macroeconomic Modeling Specialist &
2009 and Management, Nepal Rastra Bank and Team Leader (Upgrading Nepal Macro-
Apr-May ADB Nepal Resident Office, Nepal, economic Model for Medium Term
2010 Kathmandu. Planning, Budgeting and Policy
Formulation)
01 June ADB Capacity Building Project on ADB Strategic Planning Expert
2007 to Governance Reforms, Ministry of (Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial
08 July Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar CBA, Financial Planing, Medium Term
2008 Strategic Planning and Budgeting for
selected sectors)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Mar 2006 Institute for Integrated Lerarning for Professor (Project Appraisal & Economic-
to Management (IILM), New Delhi, India Financial CBA, Public Policy, Research
May 2007 Methodology,)
Mar 1989 Ministry of Finance, Government of Economic Adviser (Project Appraisal and
to India, New Delhi Economic-Financial CBA, Macro-Economic
Jan 2006 Forecasting and Budgeting, Medium Term
Fiscal Policy and Budget Framework,
Public and External Debt Management)
Jan 1987 to Planning Commission, Govt. of India, Adviser (Transport Modelling and Policy
Feb 1989 New Delhi. Planning), (Project Appraisal and CBA for
transport projects)
Oct 1984 to Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of Chief Economist and Head of the Economic
Dec 1986 India, New Delhi. Research Unit (Project Appraisal and CBA
for projects on minerals and iron and steel
products)
Oct 1982 to Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Chief (Economic Division)
Sep 1984 Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, New (Project Appraisal, CBA, and Pricing of
Delhi. goods and services under govt control &
administered pricing)
May 1978 to UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project, Deputy Adviser (Transport Modelling and
Sep 1982 Planning Commission, Govt of India, Policy Planning) (Project Appraisal and
Delhi. CBA for transport projects)
July 1973 to Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry Research Officer (Public Finance and
April 1978 of Finance, Govt of India, New Delhi. Fiscal and Monetary Policy)
(With study leave for doing Ph.D. in
Economics at the University of East Anglia,
England. UK, during September 1974 to
July 1877)
Nov 1971 to Indian Economic Service, Department of Assistant Director (On-the-job training on
June 1973 Personnel &Training, Govt of India, Delhi Project Appraisal techniques, Public
Finance, and Applied econometrics)
June 1970 Center of Advanced studies for Research Fellow (Decompositions of
to Economics, Presidency College, Calcutta, Poverty and Inequality Measures)
Oct 1971 India.

Short Term External Consultancies

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- World Bank Resident Office and Minstry of World Bank Consultant (External Debt
Nov 2008 Finance, Uzbekistan, Tashkent Management)
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, Special COMSEC Consultant (Debt Sustainability
31 Aug Advisory Services on Debt Management, Modeling and Analysis)
2008 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 Asia Resource Person for Inter-Govt. Training
and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, Chiba on BOP, Govt. Finance, Monetary and
Financial Statistics

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
December Malaysian Institute for Economic Consultant (Role of Mergers and
2006 Research (MIER)Malaysia, Kula Lumpur Acquisitions for FDI)
Oct 2006 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Infrastructure Financing in
ESCAP Economies)
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term
Management, Minmistry of Finance, Macro-Economic framework and External
Nepal, Kathmandu Debt Management)
15-28 Feb UNESCAP Program on Debt Management, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term
2006 Ministry of Finance, Laos PDR,Viantiane Macro-Economic framework and External
Debt Management)
01 – 14 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term
Feb 2006 Management, Ministry of Finance, Govt. Macro-Economic framework and External
Of Cambodia, Phnom Penh Debt Management)
Dec 2005 UNITAR Program on Public Law and UNITAR Consultant (Law, Regulation and
Legal System for debt Management, MOF, Legal System for Debt Management)
Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP, UN UNDP Consultant (Financing
Plaza, New York, USA International Co-operation Behind
National Borders)
Sept 2005 UNESCAP Debt Management Project, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term
MOF, Govt. of Samoa, Apia Macro-Economic framework and External
Debt Management)
Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Social Security and Provident
Funds in ESCAP)
Oct 2003 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Role of Resource Based
SMEs for Poverty Reduction and Export
Promotion in ESCAP)
Jan-March World Bank Resident Office and Ministry World Bank Consultant (Management of
2003 of Finance, Govt. Of Philippines, Manila contingent liabilities of the government)
Feb 2002 International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA, Member, IMF Expert Group (Government
Washington Finance Statistics Manual 2001)
Sept-Nov UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN- Consultant (Role of Private Sector &
1998 ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Privatization in Africa)
Sep-Nov UN-ESCAP, Bangkok. Consultant (Nexus among FDI, Growth
1997 and Technology Transfer in ESCAP
Economies),
Sep-Oct UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand. Consultant (Role of Private Sector and
1995 Privatization in Asia)
May 1995 China Internl Centre for Eco and Technical UN-ESCAP Consultant (Role of FDI for
Exchanges Industrialization &Technology Transfer)
July 1993 UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working
and Group on Non-Debt Creating Financial
July 1994. UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA. Flows
July 1995
March 1993 UNDP, UN-Plaza, New York, USA. Consultant (Human Development Index),
For 2 weeks ADB, Manila, Philippines ADB Consultant as Country Reporter for
every year in India for preparation of the Asian
1990-95 Development Outlook
For 2 weeks UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok UN-ESCAP Consultant as Country
every year in Reporter for India to prepare the ESCAP
1991-2005 Annual Economic & Social Survey

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14. Certification: I, the undersigned, certify to the best of my knowledge and belief−
(i) this CV correctly describes my qualifications and my experience;
(ii) I understand that any willful misstatement described herein may lead to disqualification or dismissal,
and/or any other disciplinary action being taken by ADB.
Signature of expert:
Date:

07 January 2018

Annex-Major Publications of Tarun Das

Most of the publications are accessible in: www.scribd.com

1. Project Appraisal, Economic-Financial Cost Benefit Analysis, Result Based


Monitoring & Evaluation, Medium Term Planning and Budgeting

1.1 Economic Assessment of Transport Sector Development in Sri Lanka-First Dfraft, pp.1-
110, ADB Sri Lanka Resident Office, April 2017.
1.2 Guide Book and Manual for Economic and Financial Cost Benefit Analysis of
Hydropower Projects in Laos PDR, pp.10125, World Bank Project on Economic
Assessment of Hydropower Projects of Laos PDR, January 2017.
1.3 Framework for Project Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques and
Methodology, pp.1-50, World Bank Administered & Multi-Donor Funded Project on
DMTBF & Strengthening Financial Accountability, Min of Finance, Bangladesh,
Dhaka, June 2012.
1.4 Diagnostic Study on Project Appraisal and Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation
Techniques, Methodology, Systems and Procedures in Bangladesh, pp.1-65, World
Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Funded Project on DMTBF, Min of Finance,
Bangladesh, Dhaka, December 2011.
1.5 Diagnostic Study on Training Needs Assessment of the Planning Wings of the
Budgetary Agencies for Project Appraisal, Cost Benefit Analysis and Public Investment
Management, pp.1-98, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor project on DMTBF,
Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, April 2011.
1.6 Capacity Building for Result Based Monitoring & Evaluation, pp.1-12, World Bank
Administered/Multi-Donor project on DMTBF, MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Dec 2011.
1.7 Manual on Project Appraisal Techniques- An Outline, World Bank Administered and
Multi-Donor Project on DMTBF, MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 21st Feb 2012.
1.8 Project Appraisal, Project Preparation, Execution, M&E, and development budget,
PP.1-25, Multi-Donor project on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka,
1.9 Medium Term Strategic Business plans for the Ministries of Agriculture, Education,
Social welfare, Energy, Transport and Communications, Local Governments, Women and
Child Development, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Funded project on
DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2012-13.
1.10 An Operational Guide for Preparation of the Medium Term Strategic Business plans for
the Line Ministries, pp.1-60, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Funded
Project on DMTBF, Min of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, April 2012.
1.11 Framework for Project Appraisal of Development Projects and Programs and Strategic
Planning for Line Ministries, pp.1-40, African Development Bank Institutional Support
Project on Economic and Financial Governance (AfDB-ISPEFG), the Gambia, Banjul,
Sep 2010.

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1.12 Framework, Methodology and Procedures for Project Appraisal of Development


Projects, and Strategic Planning and Program Budgeting for Line Ministries, pp.1-50,
ADB Capacity Building Projects on Governance Reforms (ADB-CBPGR), Ministry
of Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Sept 2007.
1.13 Financial Planning- Part-1: Methodology, pp.1-34, Part-2: Policies, pp.1-32, ADB
Capacity Building Projects on Governance Reforms, Mongolia, January 2008.
1.14 Pricing of Environmental Resources and Environmental Cost Benefit Analysis, pp.1-20,
Institute for Integrated Learning and Management, New Delhi, India, Oct 2006.
1.15 An Evaluation of the Implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (NREGA) in the Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh, Institute for Integrated
Learning and Management (IILM), New Delhi, India, February 2007.
1.16 Economic and Social Cost Benefit Analysis and Project Review, pp.1-30, Training
Material prepared for the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, Mar 2007.
1.17 A Techno-Economic-Financial Appraisal on New Railway Lines for the North-Eastern
States of India, pp.1-60, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project, Planning
Commission, New Delhi, May 1979.
1.18 An economic evaluation of investment on roads and road transport in India, WP No.18,
pp.1-50, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project, Delhi, May 1980.
1.19 A Techno-Economic-Financial Appraisal on Inland Water Transport System in India,
pp.1-65, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project, Delhi, June 1981.
1.20 A Social Cost Benefit analysis of Indian Railways, pp.1-30, UNDP Transport Policy
Planning Project, Planning Commission, New Delhi, August 1981.
1.21 A Comprative Cost Benefit Analysis of Road, Rail and Transport System for
Passengers and Goods Traffic in India, pp.1-60, UNDP Transport Policy Planning
Project, Planning Commission, New Delhi, August 1982.

2. Other Major Research Papers by Tarun Das on Related Subjects

2.1 Interlinkages between development research, policy planning and outcome in the post
reforms period in India, jointly with Arvind Virmani, pp.1-115, NCAER, New Delhi and East Asian
Bureau for Economic Research (EABER), Australia, April 2008.
2.2 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.
2.3 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.
2.4 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.
2.5 Implications of Globalization on Industrial Diversification in Asia, pp.ix+1-86, UN ESCAP,
Bangkok, UN Publications Sales No.E.02.II.F.52, December 2001.
2.6 Role of private sector including privatization in selected Asian countries and lessons for
Africa, pp.1-110, UN-ECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 1998.
2.7 Foreign Investment- Technology Transfer- and Growth Nexus in Asian economies, pp.1-
158, ESCAP, United Nations, Bangkok, Oct 1997.
2.8 Policies and Strategies for Promoting the Role of the Private Sector in Industrial and
Technological Development, including Privatization in South Asian Economies, pp.1-171,
ST/ESCAP/1696, UN, NY, 1996.
2.9 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.
2.10 Structural Reforms and Stabilization Policies in India – Rationale and Medium Term
Outlook, pp.20-56, in Economic Liberalization and its Impact, edited by SP Gupta, Macmillan
India Limited, Delhi, 1993.