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CV Dr.

Tarun Kanti Das for Team Leader for Social Protection

Summary of Bio-Data of Dr. Tarun Kanti Das

I worked as a Development Economist in Government Departments for 45 years with expertise in the
following multi-disciplinary tasks:
(a) Linking MDGs/SDGs with National Development Plans, Budgets and Poverty Reduction and
Growth Strategy Paper;
(b) Analyzing current budget allocations for social protection, assessing MDG needs and identifying
fiscal space for achieving MDG targets for social protection;
(c) Public Financial Management Reforms, formulation of policies and plans, and identifying and
costing social protection activities;
(d) Prepare Medium-term Strategic Plans and Budgets for selected sectors including Social
Protection/ Social Security and Welfare;
(e) Conduct economic/financial cost-benefit analysis, and monitoring and evaluation of projects;
(f) Manage public debt and formulate policies for debt management for fidcal sustainability.
(g) Conduct capacity building training programs for social protection measures.

Worked as Consultant for ADB, AfDB, WB, IMF, ComSec, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCAP,
UNITAR and UNSIAP in 26 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and America (viz. Bahrain, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, the Gambia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK,
USA, Uzbekistan).

Hold MA degree in Economics from Calcutta University and Ph.D. in Economics as Commonwealth
Scholar from the East Anglia University, England. Possess diversity in skills in research, teaching, training
and modeling; and have many publications on MDGs and social security measures..

Working Experiences:

(a) ADB Transport Sector Assessment Specialist for Sri Lanka, March-June 2017.
(b) World Bank Consultant (Financial/Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis), Laos, Dec 2016-Jan 2017.
(c) ADB Public Debt Management Expert for Bhutan, August-November 2016.
(d) ADB Public Financial Management Expert for CAREC countries (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan) (November 2015-June 2016)
(e) Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser, MOF, Dubai, UAE, (May 2015-October 2015).
(f) World Bank Technical Adviser (Strategic Planning and Budgeting, and Debt Management), MOF
and Planning Commission, Bangladesh (January 2011-June 2014).
(g) ADB Debt Management Adviser, MOF, Maldives (December 2010);
(h) AfDB Macroeconomic Adviser, the Gambia (December 2008-November 2010);
(i) ADB Macroeconomic Modeling Specialist, Nepal (Intermittent 4 months in 2009-2010);
(j) World Bank Debt Adviser, Uzbekistan (September-November 2008);
(k) ComSectt. Consultant (Debt Sustainability Analysis), UK (July-August 2008);
(l) ADB Strategic Planning Expert, MOF, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (June 2007-June 2008);
(m) Professor (Public Policy and Research Methodology), IILM, Delhi, India (March 2006-May 2007);
(n) UNESCAP Consultant (Debt Management and Capital Market Development) MOF, Samoa (May
2005), Cambodia and Laos (Feb 2006); Nepal (May 2006).
(o) Economic Adviser, MOF, Delhi, India (March 1989- January 2006);
(p) Adviser (Modeling and Policy Planning), Planning Commission, India (Jan 1987-Feb 1989);
(q) Chief Economist, Ministry of Steel, India (October 1984-December 1986);
(r) Chief (Economic Division), BICP, Government of India (October 1982- September 1984);
(s) Deputy Adviser, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project in India (May 1978-Sept 1982).
(t) Research Officer (Public Finance Management), MOF, Delhi, India (July 1973- April 1978).
(u) Assistant Director (Indian Economic Service), Delhi, India (November 1971-June 1973).
(v) Research Officer (Economics), Presidency University, Calcutta, India (June 1970-Oct 1971).
CV Dr. Tarun Kanti Das for Team Leader for Social Protection

CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR. TARUN KANTI DAS

1. Proposed Position: International Team Leader dor Social Protection


2. Name of Firm:
3. Name of Expert: Tarun Kanti Das (ADB-CMS No. 022519)
4. Date of Birth: 19 August 1947 Citizenship: Indian

5. Education [Indicate college/university and other specialized education of expert, giving names of
institutions, degrees obtained, and dates of obtainment]:
(a) Ph.D. (Economics), School of Economic and Social Studies, East Anglia University, U.K., 1977
(b) MA (Economics), First Class, Calcutta University, India, 1969.
(c) BA (Economic Honours), First Class, Presidency College, Calcutta University, India, 1967.

6. Membership of Professional Associations:


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

7. Other Training [Indicate significant training since degrees under 5 - Education were obtained]:
(a) Obtained Computer Training from the University of East Anglia, England (April-May 1975) and
National Informatics Centre in India during Oct-1979 and
(b) Very efficient in working with MSWORD, MSEXCEL, MSPPP, XLSTAT, REGRESSIT, SPSS and
EVIEWS for econometric modelling and statistical analysis;

8. Countries of Work Experience: [List countries where expert has worked in the last ten years]
Since 2006 I worked in 21 countries in Asia, Africa, EU ans USA viz, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan,
Cambodia, the Gambia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal,
Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, UK, and Uzbekistan) as a Consultant for various
International Development Organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, African Development
Bank, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, IMF, UNDP, UN-ESCAP, UN Institute for Training and
Research (UNITAR) and UN Statistical Institute for Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP).

9. Languages [For each language indicate proficiency: good/ fair/ poor in speaking, reading, writing]:

Languages Speaking Reading Writing


English Good Good Good
Hindi Good Good Good
Bengali Good Good Good

10. 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 Tasks)
(From To)
27 March to Asian Development Bank, ADB Research Specilist (Economic
30 June 2017 Phillipines, Manila Assessment of Transport Sector
Development in Sri Lanka)
Dec 2016 to World Bank funded project on World Bank Consultant for Social and
Jan 2017 Financial/Economic Cost Benefit Enviromental Impact Analysis and
Analysis of Hydropower Projects in Financial/Economic Cost Benefit
Lao PDR through PWC India Analysis of Hydro Power Projects in
Limited Lao PDR
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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Tasks)


(From To)
Sep 2016 to ADB funded project on Power ADB Public Resource Management
Nov 2016 Sector Road Map for Bhutan Expert (Debt Sustainability Analysis)
through PWC India Limited
April 2015, ADB funded project on Power ADB Public Finance Expert
Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 Sector Road Map for CAREC (Assessment of Macroeconomic
Countries through PWC India Stabilility, Financial/Fiscal Viability, and
Limited Debt Sustainability of each of 10
CAREC Countries. (viz. Afghanistan,
Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)
May 2015 to Oct 2015 Ministry of Finance, Government Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser
of Dubai, Dubai, UAE (Budgeting for selected sectors
including social security and welfare)
January 2011 to June World Bank Administered and World Bank Technical Adviser
2014 Multi-Donor Funded Project on (Strategic Planning and Budgeting for
MTBF and Strengthening selected sectors including social
Financial Accountability, Ministry protection, Project Appraisal and
of Finance, Govt. of Bangladesh, Monitoring and Evaluation, Debt
Dhaka. Management and Policy)

Dec 2010 ADB Program on Strengthening ADB Public Debt Management Adviser
Institutional Capacity for (Debt Sustainability Analysis and
Macroeconomic Management, Formulation of Fiscal-Monetary
Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Policies, and Measures for Capital
Govt. Of Maldives, Male Market Development)
Dec 2008 to African Development Bank AfDB Macroeconomic Adviser
Nov 2010 Institutional Support Project on (Strategic Planning and Budgeting for
(for 20 months on Financial and Economic Reforms, selected sectors including social
intermittentr basis) Ministry of Finance and Economic protection, Project Appraisal and
Affairs, The Gambia, Banjul, Monitoring and Evaluation, Debt
Africa. Management and Policy)
Sep-Oct 2009 and ADB Program on Macroeconomic ADB Macroeconomic Modeling
Apr-May 2010 Management, Nepal Rastra Bank Specialist and Team Leader (Macro-
and ADB Nepal Resident Office, economic forecasting for medium term
Nepal, Kathmandu planning and budgeting
Sept 2008 to World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (Debt
Nov 2008 Minstry of Finance, Uzbekistan, Sustainability Analysis}
Tashkent
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, COMSEC Consultant (Debt
31 Aug 2008 Special Advisory Services on Sustainability Modeling and Analysis)
Debt Management, UK, England
01 June 2007 to ADB Capacity Building Project on ADB Strategic Planning Expert
08 July 2008 Governance Reforms, Ministry of (Strategic Planning and Budgeting for
Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar selected sectors including social
protection, Project Appraisal and
Monitoring and Evaluation, Debt
Management and Policy)
Mar 2006 to Institute for Integrated Lerarning Professor (Public Policy and
May 2007 for Management (IILM), Delhi, Research Methodology)
India
Mar 1989 to Ministry of Finance, Government Economic Adviser (Bugeting for selected
Jan 2006 of India, New Delhi sectors including social protection,
Project Appraisal and Monitoring and
Evaluation, Debt Management and
Policy)
CV Dr. Tarun Kanti Das for Team Leader for Social Protection

Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Tasks)


(From To)
Jan 1987 to Planning Commission, Govt. of Adviser (Transport Modelling and
Feb 1989 India, New Delhi. Policy Planning)
Oct 1984 to Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. Chief Economist and Head of the
Dec 1986 of India, New Delhi. Economic Research Unit
Oct 1982 to Bureau of Industrial Costs and Chief (Economic Division)
Sep 1984 Prices, Ministry of Industry, India,
New Delhi.
May 1978 to UNDP Transport Policy Planning Deputy Adviser (Transport Modelling
Sep 1982 Project, Planning Commission, and Policy Planning)
India, New Delhi.
July 1973 to Department of Economic Affairs, Research Officer (Public Finance
April 1978 Ministry of Finance, Govt of India, Management and Policies), Study
New Delhi. Leave during Sep 1974-July 1977
Nov 1971 to Indian Economic Service, Assistant Director (Economic
June 1973 Department of Personnel and Administration and on the job training)
Training, Govt of India, Delhi
June 1970 to Center of Advanced studies for Research Fellow (Measurement and
Oct 1971 Economics, Presidency College, Analysis of Poverty and Inequality)
Calcutta, India.

Short Term External Consultancies

Oct 2007 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Interlinkages of MDGs


with PRSP Reports and National
Development Plans and Budgets)
Aug 2007 United Nations Statistical Institute Resource Person for Inter-Govt.
for Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Training on Govt. Finance, BOP and
Japan, Chiba Monetary-Financial Statistics
Oct 2006 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Infrastructure Financing in
ESCAP Economies)
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Public UNESCAP Consultant (Public Debt
Debt Management, Ministry of Management, and Public Policy)
Finance, Nepal, Kathmandu
Feb 2006 UNESCAP Program on Public Debt UNESCAP Consultant (Public Debt
Management, at Viantiane, Management, and Formulation of
Ministry of Finance, Laos; and at Fiscal-Monetary Policies, and
Phnom Penh, Ministry of Finance, Measures for Capital Market
Govt. Of Cambodia, Development)
Dec 2005 UNITAR Program on Public Law UNITAR Consultant (Public Law, Acts,
and Legal System for Debt Regulation and Legal System for Debt
Management, Ministry of Finance, Management)
Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP Consultant (Financing
UNDP, UN Plaza, New York, USA International Co-operation Behind
National Borders)
Sept 2005 UNESCAP Program on Public UNESCAP Consultant (Debt
Debt Management, Ministry of Management,)
Finance, Govt. of Samoa, Apia
Jan 2005 Global Development Network, GDN Consultant, Bridging Research
University of Senegal, Dakar and Policy- A Case Study for India in
Post-Reforms Period
Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Social Security and
Provident Funds in Asia & Pacific)
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 Tasks)


(From To)
Export Promotion in Asian
Economies)
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 Member, IMF Expert Group
(IMF), USA, (Government Finance Statistics
Washington Manual 2001)
Sept-Nov 1998 UN Economic Commission for Consultant (Role of Private Sector &
Africa (UN-ECA), Addis Ababa, Privatization in Africa)
Ethiopia.
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, Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working
July 1994. and Group on Non-Debt Creating
July 1995 Financial Flows
UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA.
March 1993 UNDP, UN-Plaza, New York, USA. Consultant (Human Development
Index),
For two weeks every ADB, Manila, Philippines ADB Consultant as Country Reporter
year 1990-95 for India for the Asian Development
Outlook
For two weeks every UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok UN-ESCAP Consultant as Country
year in Reporter for India for the ESCAP
1990 to 1995 Economic &Social Survey
11. Detailed Tasks Assigned: Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output:
The work will involve but will not be limited to the following tasks:
• prepare a short methodological and guidance note for the team of international and national consultants on how to
proceed with the assessment and data collection on financing selected priorities of social protection programs,
including conduct cost-benefit analysis on the proposed priorities;
• analyze current government budget allocations for social protection programs (with reference to the SDGs);
• develop detailed analysis on expected fiscal requirements for the implementation of national polices to meet the
targets of the SDGs and provide initial considerations on the fiscal space to be opened up to finance the closure of
the observed social protection gaps;
• identify possible financing options to introduce and/or scale up social protection systems and provide a detailed
description of the distinct risks and trade-offs that are associated with each of the options. The uniqueness of each
country requires that fiscal space options be carefully examined at the national level and alternatives fully explored in
consultation with relevant government agencies;
• conduct training for government agencies responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring social protection
policies and programs; and
• consolidate country-level findings to come up with policy & program recommendations and prepare country reports,
strategy framework for financing, policy briefs on the requirement for financing and fiscal space for social protection
programs to achieve SDG targets and the implementation of training programs/capacity building for government
agencies responsible in designing, implementing, and monitoring of social protection programs and policies;
• in collaboration with the national consultants, prepare the regional report on financing and fiscal space for
expanding social protection programs, fiscal space and strategic framework;
• contribute as a resource person during inception and final technical workshops for capacity building and information
dissemination in DMCs;
• contribute to and support the information dissemination activities of ADB’s social protection team in ADB’s
Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) Department and the technical capacity-building activities
under the TA; and undertake other tasks necessary in relation to the implementation of the study.
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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Tasks)


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12. Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned
[Among the assignments in which the expert has been involved, indicate the following information for
those assignments that best illustrate the expert’s capability to handle the tasks listed under point 11.]
Name of assignment or project:
Year / Location:
Client:
Main project features:
Positions held:
Activities performed:

Please see the following sections:

12-A. Name of assignment or project: ADB Contract No.133436-S93479 TA-7997 REG:


Strengthening Knowledge-Driven Development in South Asia-Research Specialist (Transport Sector
Assessment Specialist) (45282-001), SARD, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines.

Year / Location: 27 March to 30 June 2017, at ADB Sri Lanka Resident Office at Colombo, and at New
Delhi, India.
Client: Asian Development Bank, South Asia Department, Manila, Philippines.
Main project features: Economic Assessment of Transport Sector Development in Sri Lanka
Positions held: ADB Research Specialist
Activities Performed:
(1) Prepared a Report on assessment of the financial, fiscal, economic, social, technological and
environmental sustainability of the transport sector development in Sri Lanka.
(2) Report dealt with sector and Political-Economic-Social-Technological context; institutional set up
and regulatory framework; national and sector development strategies, problems, constraints and
policies; Medium Term Macro-Economic and Fiscal Framework; Medium Term Investment Plan for
major sectors; and national and transport sector Development challenges and Prospects;
(3) Report made situational analysis and assessment of operational and financial performance of
various transport modes, Strength-Weakness-Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) Analysis, Multi-
Stakeholders Analysis (MSA), sector development and investment plan and financial budget; and
funding by the Asian Development Bank and other development partners during the past decade.
(4) Report also made a review of recent Country Assistance Program Evaluation (CAPE) and
Transport Sector Assistance Program Evaluation (SAPE) by ADB/ IED and review of recent Project
Completion Reports by ADB; and drew lessons for future for ADB Assistance Programs in Sri Lanka
regional integration in South Asia.

12-B. Name of assignment or project: World Bank Funded Project on Improving Hydropower IPP
Process; Concession Agreement Management, Monitoring and Implementation of Policy on Sustainable
Hydropower Development (Project ID: P148755, Contract # C2bcd-CS04)
Year / Location: Dec 2016 to Jan 2017 at Vientiane, Laos PDR and New Delhi, India.
Client: World Bank and Ministry of Energy, Laos through PWC India Private Limited.
Main project features: Capacity Building on Economic-Fiscal-Budgetary- Financial-Technological-
Social- Environmental Assessment of Hydropower Projects in Laos PDR
Positions held: World Bank Resource Person
Activities Performed:
(1) Prepared Guide Book and Training Manuals on Social-Environmental Impact Analysis and Financial-
Economic Cost Benefit Analysis Techniques and Methodology and Applications for Hypower Projects
of Laos;
(2) Conducted capacity building Workshops at the Laos National University at Vientianne for Multi-
Stakeholders on Project Appraisal Techniques and Methodology, Macroeconomic Prospects and
Power Demand Forecasting, Budgetary and Fiscal Analysis; Financial-Economic Cost Benefit
Analysis, and Environmental and Social Impact analysis of hydropower projects in Laos PDR.
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12-C. Name of assignment or project: ADB TA-8727 REG: Research and Development Technical
Assistance for Study for a Power Sector Financing Road Map within Central Asia Regional Economic
Cooperation (CAREC)
Year / Location: April 2015, and November 2015 to April 2016 at New Delhi, India.
Client: Asian Development Bank through PWC India Private Limited
Main project features: Economic-Financial Assessment of Power Sector Development in CAREC
(Central Asia Regional Economic Co-operation) Countries
Positions held: Public Financial Management Expert
Activities Performed:
(1) Analysed macroeconomic prospects and conducted Project Appraisal of Power Projects;
(2) Made Macroeconomic Forecasting for assessment of Macroeconomic Stability and Fiscal-Financial Viability and
Debt Sustainability Analysis in each of the CAREC Countries (VIZ. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).
(3) Provided advice on fiscal-monetary policies and capital market development measures for debt
sustainability and macroeconomic stability.

13-D. Name of assignment or project: Public Financial Management Policies and Reforms.
Year / Location: May to October 2015 at Dubai, UAE.
Client: Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai.
Main project features: Public Financial Management and Governance Reforms
Positions held: Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser
Activities Performed:
Major Tasks Performed:
(1) Conducted economic research and analysis for public financial management reforms and policies,
(2) Prepared strategic plans and budgets for selected sectors including social security and welfare

13-E. 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: World Bank and Ministry of Finance and Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh.
Main project features: Strategic Planning and Budgeting; Project Appraisal and Result-Based
Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects, Programs and Plans; Public Debt Management and
Policy
Positions held: Technical Adviser (Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Project Appraisal, M&E)
Activities performed:
During three and half years, I performed multi-disciplinary tasks as follow:
(a) Linked SDGs with National and Sectoral Plans and Budgets,
(b) Formulated methodology for economic/financial cost-benefit analysis and result-based monitoring
and evaluation of economic policies, programs and environmental and social impact analysis;
(c) Provided advice for preparation of Medium Term Strategic Plans and budgets for selected line
ministries such as Social Securities and Social Welfare, Agriculture and Food, Education, Health,
Transport and Power, Local Governments;
(d) Prepared Guide Books and training manuals and conducted capacity building training programs for multi-
stakeholders on medium term strategic planning and budgeting, Project Appraisal.

13-F.Name of assignment or project: African Development Bank (AfDB) Institutional Support


Program on Economic and Financial Governance (ISPEFG)
Year / Location: Dec 2008 to Nov 2010, Banjul, the Gambia (for 20 months on intermittent basis).
Client: Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Government of the Gambia, West Africa.
Main project features: Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy Formulation, Strategic Planning and
Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programs, and Public Debt Management
Macroeconomic Adviser (Macroeconomic Modelling and Strategic Planning)
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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Tasks)


(From To)
Activities performed: During 20 months performed multi-disciplinary tasks as follow:
(a) Linked SDGs with National and Sectoral Plans and Budgets,
(b) Formulated methodology for economic/financial cost-benefit analysis and result-based monitoring
and evaluation of economic policies, programs and environmental and social impact analysis;
(c) Provided advice for preparation of Medium Term Strategic Plans and budgets for selected line
ministries such as Social Securities and Social Welfare, Agriculture and Food, Education, Health,
Transport and Power, Local Governments;
(d) Prepared Guide Books and training manuals and conducted capacity building training programs for multi-
stakeholders on medium term strategic planning and budgeting, Project Appraisal.

13-G. Name of assignment or project: ADB Capacity Building Project on Governance Reforms
Year / Location: June 2007-July 2008, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Client: Ministry of Finance, Government of Mongolia.
Main project features: Strategic Planning, Financial Planning, Program Budgeting
Positions held: Strategic Planning Expert
Activities performed: During 12 months performed the following multi disciplinary tasks:
(a) Linked SDGs with National and Sectoral Plans and Budgets,
(b) Formulated methodology for economic/financial cost-benefit analysis and result-based monitoring
and evaluation of economic policies, programs and environmental and social impact analysis;
(c) Provided advice for preparation of Medium Term Strategic Plans and budgets for selected line
ministries such as Social Securities and Social Welfare, Agriculture and Food, Education, Health,
Transport and Power, Local Governments;
(d) Prepared Guide Books and training manuals and conducted capacity building training programs for multi-
stakeholders on medium term strategic planning and budgeting, Project Appraisal.
(e) In October 2007 at UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, presented a Report on Inter-linkages between MDG,
PRSP and National Development Plans and Budgets;
(f) In August 2007 at UN-SIAP, Chiba, Japan conducted a inter-government training program for
Govt Finance Statistics, Balance of Payments, and Monetary and Financial Statistics;

13-H. Name of assignment or project: Teaching Public Policy and Research Methodology to the
MBA students
Year / Location: March 2006- May 2007, New Delhi, India
Client: Institute of Integrated Learning and Management (IILM), Lodi Road, New Delhi-110002.
Main project features: Teaching Public Policy, Research Methodology, Applied Econometrics,
Positions held: Professor (Public Policy and Research Methodology) and Head of the Economics
Department
Activities Performed:
(a) Delivered lectures on Public Policy, Research Methodology, Project Appraisal and
Economic/Financial Cost-Benefit Analysia to MBA students;
(b) Conducted a training program and acted as a Resource Person for in-service training on
Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Security and Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Programs to
officers of the Indian Economic Service during April 2007;

13-I. Name of assignment or project: Macro-Fiscal Modelling & Debt Sustainability Analysis;
Year / Location: March 1989- January 2006, New Delhi, India
Client: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India
Main project features: Economic Policies and Public Finance Management Reforms, Macro-Fiscal
Projections and Public and External Debt Management
Positions held: Economic Adviser (Public Finance Management Reforms, Macro-Fiscal Projections, and
Public and External Debt Management)
Major Tasks Performed:
During almost 17 years as Economic Adviser, I performed the following multi-disciplinary tasks:
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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Tasks)


(From To)
(a) Provided advice to the Ministry of Finance on formulation, execution, coordination and monitoring
of implementation of policies, plans, programs and budgets of various line ministries;
(b) Linked SDGs with National and Sectoral Plans and Budgets,
(c) Formulated methodology for economic/financial cost-benefit analysis and result-based monitoring
and evaluation of economic policies, programs and environmental and social impact analysis;
(d) Provided advice for preparation of Medium Term Strategic Plans and budgets for selected line
ministries such as Social Securities and Social Welfare, Agriculture and Food, Education, Health,
Transport and Power, Local Governments;
(e) Prepared Guide Books and training manuals and conducted capacity building training programs for multi-
stakeholders on medium term strategic planning and budgeting, Project Appraisal.
(f) Organised four international conferences on macroeconomic policies and debt management at
Delhi, Goa, Kovalumpur in India and Kathmandu in Nepal funded by the World Bank IDF grant.
(g) 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.
(h) Worked as Country Reporter 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

Short Term International Consultancy on Related Subjects

Period Employing Organization Position Held


(From To)
Aug 2007 United Nations Statistical Institute Resource Person for Inter-Govt.
for Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Training on Measurement and Analysis
Japan, Chiba of Poverty and Inequality and
Government Finance Statistics
Oct 2007 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Interlinkages of MDG with
PRSP and National Development
Plans and Budgets)

Oct 2006 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Infrastructure Financing in


ESCAP)
Jan 2005 Global Development Network, GDN Consultant, Bridging Research
University of Senegal, Dakar and Policy- A case study on India in
post reforms period
Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Economic and Financial
Surveillance in ESCAP region)
Oct 2003 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Role of Resource Based
SMEs for Poverty Reduction and
Export Promotion)
Sept-Nov 1997 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Nexus among FDI,
Growth and Technology Transfer in
Asian Economies)
Sep-Oct 1995 UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand. Consultant (Role of Private Sector
and Privatization in Asia in Asian
Economies)
March 1993 UNDP, UN-Plaza, New York, USA. Consultant (Human Development
Index),
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13. Certification:
YES NO

I, the undersigned, certify to the best of my knowledge and belief -

(i) this CV correctly describes my qualifications and my experience YES 


(ii) I am employed by the Executing or theImplementing Agency  NO
(iii) I am a close relative of a current ADB staff member  NO
(iv) I am the spous of a current ADB staff member  NO
(v) I am former ADB staff member  NO
 if yes, I retired from ADB over 12 months ago  NOI
(vi) I was part of team who wrote the terms of reference for this
 NO
consulting services assignment
 NO
(vii) I am sanctioned (not eligible for engagement) by ADB.

I understand that any willful misstatement described herein may lead to my disqualification or dismissal,
and/or other disciplinary action being taken by ADB.

Date: 07 January 2018


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ANNEX

Major Publications of Dr. Tarun Kanti Das on


Development Planning and Strategic Planning
Most of the Publications are accessible in: www.scribd.com/tarundas/

1. Economic Reforms, Strategic Planning and Public Debt Management

1.1 Medium Term Strategic Business Plan for Agriculture in Bangladesh, pp.1-80, World Bank
Administered and Multi-Donor (EU/ DFID) Funded Project on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance,
Bangladesh, Dhaka, May 2012.
1.2 An Operational Guide for the preparation of a Medium Term Strategic Business Plan for Line
Ministries in Bangladesh, pp.1-71, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor (EU/DFID) Funded
Project on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, February 2012.
1.3 Budget Strategy and Fiscal Policy Framework Paper, pp.1-39, AfDB-ISPEFG, MOFEA, the
Gambia, Banjul, July 2010.
1.4 An Operational Macro-economic Model for Nepal- Model Structures, Data Base, Test and
Calibration Techniques, Summary Results and Policy Recommendations, Part-1: 60 pages and
Part-2: 65 pages, ADB Resident Office and Nepal Rastra Bank, Kathmandu, Oct 2009.
1.5 Macroeconomic Analysis, Modelling, Projections and Recommended Policy Reforms- pp.1-57,
African Development Bank (AfDB) Institutional Support Project on Economic & Financial
Governance (ISPEFG), Gambia, Banjul, 31 Jan 2009.
1.6 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.
1.7 Manual on Medium Term Budget Preparation and Procedures for Line Ministries, pp.1-34, ADB-
CBPGR, MOF, Mongolia, Feb 2008.
1.8 Strategic Plans and Program Budgets for 3 Pilot Ministries in Mongolia- Ministry of Education,
Culture and Science; Ministry of Food and Agriculture; and Ministry of Social Welfare and labour,
pp.1-94, ADB-CBPGR, MOF, Mongolia, January 2008.
1.9 Official Economic statistics- Part-1 on Government Finance Statistics (GFS) and Balance of
Payments (BOP) Statistics, Part-2 on Monetary and Financial statistics (MFS) and Multi–Factor
Productivity Measures (MFP), pp.1-70, UN Statistical Institute for Asia and Pacific, Chiba,
Japan, Aug 2007.
1.10 Economic Reforms in India- Rationale, Scope, Progress and Unfinished Agenda, pp.1-80, Bank of
Maharashtra, Pune, Feb 2003.
1.11 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.
1.12 Country Experiences of India, pp.141-147, part-2, External Debt Statistics - Guide for Compilers
and Users, IMF and World Bank, Washington D.C., 2003.
1.13 General Agreement on Trade in Services– Implications for the Indian financial sector, pp.6-14,
Bima Vidya, Management Development Centre, Mumbai, July 2003.
1.14 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.
1.15 Management of Contingent Liabilities in Philippines- Policies, Processes, Legal Framework and
Institutions, pp.1-60, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2002.
1.16 Management of Public Debt in India, pp.85-110, in Accompanying Document to the Guidelines for
Public Debt Management, IMF, Washington, June 2002.
1.17 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.
1.18 Fiscal Policies for Management of External Capital Flows, pp. 194-207, in Corporate External Debt
Management, edited by Jawahar Mulraj, CRISIL, Bombay, Dec 1999
1.19 Sovereign Debt Management in India, pp.561-579, Sovereign Debt Management Forum:
Compilation of Presentations, World Bank, Washington, 2000Role of private sector including
privatization in selected Asian countries and lessons for Africa, pp.1-110, UN-ECA, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, Oct. 1998.
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1.20 Foreign Investment- Technology Transfer- and Growth Nexus in Asian economies, pp.1-158, UN-
ESCAP, Bangkok, Oct 1997.
1.21 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.
1.22 Structural Reforms and Stabilization Policies in India- Rationale and Medium Term Outlook, pp.20-
56, in Economic Liberalization and its Impact, ed. SP Gupta, Macmillan India Ltd, Delhi, 1993.
1.23 Pricing, productivity and competitiveness of Indian Steel industry, pp.269-292, in Indian
Industrialization, ed. Arun Ghosh, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1992.
1.24 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.
1.25 Multisectoral and multiregional transport model for India– database and calibration techniques,
pp.391-403, Environment and Planning (London), 15-A, 1983.
1.26 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. MDGs, PRSP, Poverty and Inequality Analysis

2.1 Inter-linkages between development research and policy planning in India- analytical lessons for
other developing countries, jointly with Arvind Virmani, pp.1-115, East Asian Bureau for
Economic Research (EABER), Australia, April 2008.
2.2 Interlinkages between UN Millennium Development Goals, National Development Plans and
Poverty Reduction Growth Strategy - Selected Country Experiences from ESCAP, Part-1, pp.1-84,
Part-2, pp.1-78, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, October 2007.
2.3 Bridging research and policy- a case study of India, pp.14-15, Global Development Network
Research Monitor. No.1, Sept 2006.
2.4 Promoting resource-based export-oriented SMEs for employment generation 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.
2.5 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.
2.6 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.
2.7 UNDP Human Development Index – Some Methodological Issues and Alternative Measures,
pp.1-30, UNDP, UN Plaza, New York, March 1993.
2.8 Inequality index with differences in inequality aversion for groups, Rivista Internazionale di
Scienze Economiche e Commercialli (Milan, Italy), 1983.
2.9 Decompositions of inequality measures and a comparative analysis, jointly with Prof. A. Parikh,
pp.23-48, Empirical Economics (Vienna, Austria), vol.7, 1982.
2.10 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.
2.11 Decompositions of inequality measures and a comparative analysis, jointly with Prof. A. Parikh,
pp.23-48, Empirical Economics (Vienna, Austria), vol.7, 1982.
2.12 Decompositions of Atkinson’s measure of inequality, jointly with Prof. Ashok Parikh, pp.171-178,
Australian Economic Papers, vol.20 (36), June 1981.
2.13 Choice of demographic units in analyzing the size distribution on income, pp.20-29, Journal of
Income and Wealth, 3 (1), 1978.