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CV OF TARUN KANTI DAS FOR Economic and Financial Analysis Specialist

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1. Post Applied For: International Economic and Financial Analysis 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.das1947
E-Mail Address: das.tarun@hotmail.com

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 and Financial Analysis in 26
countries in Asia, Africa, EU and USA viz. Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China,
Dubai (UAE), Ethiopia, the Gambia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand,
UK, USA and Uzbekistan. Also worked on economies of Central Asia Regional Economic
Coperation (CAREC) countries viz. (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)

9. Languages: [For each 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. Key qualifications:
I have 40 years experience as Macroeeconomist in Government Ministries in many 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) Macro-Fiscal modelling and macroeconomic assessment and forecasting,
d) Medium Term Strategic Planning/Budgeting for many sectors,
e) Public Financial Management (PFM) and Economic Reforms,
f) Management of Public and External Debt.
Prepared Guide Book and conducted capacity building workshops for multi-stakeholders on
Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial Cost-Benefit-Analysis (CBA), macroeconomic
outlook, strategic planning and budgeting in India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Laos, Gambia and

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Mongolia. Worked as Professor (Economics) teaching public policies, research methodology,


project appraisal and CBA techniques to MBA students in IILM, India.

Hold Ph.D. in Economics as Commonwealth Scholar from the East Anglia University, UK.
Possess diversity in skills in research, teaching, training, modeling and policy planning.

Worked as Consultant to ADB, AfDB, COMSEC, World Bank, IMF, UN-ESCAP, UNCTAD,
UNDP, UNECA, UNITAR and UNSIAP in 26 countries viz. Bahrain, 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. Also worked on economies of Central Asia
Regional Economic Coperation (CAREC) countries viz. (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)

Have various publications on Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial Cost-Benefit-Analysis,


Result Based Monitoring and Evaluation, Macro-Fiscal Forecasting, Medium Term Strategic
Planning and Budgeting, PFM reforms, and management of public and external debt.

Given these experiences I consider myself as an outstanding candidate for the


assignment.

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 Assessment for
2017 to 30 Philippine Transport Sector in Sri Lanka)
June 2017
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 Economic
Beneft Analsis of Hydropower Proects Cost Benefit Analsis of Hydropower Proects in
in Laos PDR through PWC India Ltd. Laos PDR
Sep 2016 to ADB Funded Project on Sub-Regional Public Resource Manageent Expert (Cost
Nov 2016 Road Map fo Bhutan Power Sector Benefit Analysis of Hydropower Projects and
Developmnent through PWC India Ltd. Public and External Debt Sustainability
Analysis for Bhutan)
April 2015, ADB funded project on Power Sector Public Finance Expert (Financial and Economic
Nov 2015 to Road Map for CAREC Countries Assessment of Power Projects and Fiscal and
June 2016 through PWC India Limited Debt Sustainability Analysis)
May 2015 to Ministry of Finance, Government of Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser (Project Appraisal,
Oct 2015 Dubai, Dubai, UAE Macro-Fiscal Policy Framework, Macro-
economic and Revenue Forecasting)
January World Bank Administered and Multi- Technical Adviser (Project Appraisal and
2011 to June Donor (DFID, EU, Netherlands, Econmic-Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis,
2014 Canada) Funded Project on MTBF and Result Based M&E, Medium Term Planning
and Budgeting for selected sectors, Debt
Strengthening Financial Accountability, Management and Policy)
Min of Finance & Planning Commission,
Govt. of Bangladesh, Dhaka.

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Dec 2008 to African Development Bank Institutional Macroeconomic Adviser (Project Appraisal and
Nov 2010 Support Project on Financial and Econmic-Financial CBA, Macro Economic
(Intermittent Economic Reforms, Ministry of Finance Modeling, Medium Term Planning and
for 20 and Economic Affairs, The Gambia, Budgeting for selected sectors, Debt
months) Banjul, Africa. Management and Policy).
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 Planning,
2010 Kathmandu. Budgeting and Policy Formulation)
01 June ADB Capacity Building Project on ADB Strategic Planning Expert
2007 to Governance Reforms, Ministry of (Financial Planing, Macroeconomic Assessent,
08 July 2008 Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Medium Term Strategic Planning and Program
Budgeting for selected sectors)
Mar 2006 to Institute for Integrated Lerarning for Professor (Project Appraisal & Economic-
May 2007 Management (IILM), New Delhi, India Financial CBA, Public Policy, Research
Methodology,)
Mar 1989 to Ministry of Finance, Government of Economic Adviser (Project Appraisal and
Jan 2006 India, New Delhi Economic-Financial CBA, Macro-Economic
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, Policy Planning,
Feb 1989 New Delhi. Project Appraisal, Financial and Economic Cost
Benefit Analysis of 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, Financial and
Economic Cost Benefit Analysis for projects on
minerals and iron and steel products financed
by the Steel Development Fund of the
government)
Oct 1982 to Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Chief (Economic Division) (Project Appraisal,
Sep 1984 Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, New Financial and Economic Cost Benefit Analysis,
Delhi. and Pricing of goods and services under
government control & administered pricing)
May 1978 to UNDP Transport Policy Planning Deputy Adviser (Transport Modelling, Policy
Sep 1982 Project, Planning Commission, Govt of Planning, Project Appraisal, Financial and
India, Delhi. Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of transport
projects)
July 1973 to Department of Economic Affairs, Research Officer (Public Finance and Fiscal
April 1978 Ministry of Finance, Govt of India, New and Monetary Policy)
Delhi. (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 Assistant Director (On-the-job training on
June 1973 of Personnel &Training, Govt of India, Project Appraisal techniques, Public Finance,
Delhi and Applied econometrics)

June 1970 Center of Advanced studies for Research Fellow (Decompositions of Poverty
to Oct 1971 Economics, Presidency College, and Inequality Measures)
Calcutta, India.

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)

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 World Bank Consultant (External Debt
Nov 2008 of Finance, Uzbekistan, Tashkent Management)
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, Special COMSEC Consultant (Debt Sustainability
31 Aug 2008 Advisory Services on Debt 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. Training on
Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, BOP, Govt. Finance, Monetary and Financial
Chiba Statistics
December Malaysian Institute for Economic Consultant (Role of Mergers and Acquisitions
2006 Research (MIER)Malaysia, Kula 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 Term Macro-
Management, Minmistry of Finance, Economic framework and External Debt
Nepal, Kathmandu Management)
15-28 Feb UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term Macro-
2006 Management, Economic framework and External Debt
Ministry of Finance, Laos Management)
PDR,Viantiane
01 – 14 Feb UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term Macro-
2006 Management, Ministry of Finance, Govt. Economic framework and External Debt
Of Cambodia, Phnom Penh Management)
Dec 2005 UNITAR Program on Public Law and UNITAR Consultant (Law, Regulation and
Legal System for debt Management, Legal System for Debt Management)
MOF, Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP, UNDP Consultant (Financing International Co-
UN Plaza, New York, USA operation Behind National Borders)
Sept 2005 UNESCAP Debt Management Project, UN-ESCAP Consultant (Medium Term Macro-
MOF, Govt. of Samoa, Apia 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 World Bank Consultant (Management of
2003 Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of contingent liabilities of the government)
Philippines, Manila

Feb 2002 International Monetary Fund (IMF), Member, IMF Expert Group (Government
USA, Washington Finance Statistics Manual 2001)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Sept-Nov UN Economic Commission for Africa Consultant (Role of Private Sector &
1998 (UN-ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Privatization in Africa)

Sep-Nov UN-ESCAP, Bangkok. Consultant (Nexus among FDI, Growth and


1997 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 UN-ESCAP Consultant (Role of FDI for
Technical Exchanges Industrialization &Technology Transfer)
July 1993 UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working Group on
and Non-Debt Creating Financial Flows
July 1994. UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA.
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 India
every year in for preparation of the Asian Development
1990-95 Outlook
For 2 weeks UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok UN-ESCAP Consultant as Country Reporter for
every year in India to prepare the ESCAP Annual Economic
1991-2005 & Social Survey
12. Detailed Professional Experiences required for the Assignment:

Scope of Work
The consultant will help the executing agency and ADB project team review the macroeconomic policy
environment that will affect the project design and implementation, and assess the economic and financial
viability of the investment program by conducting economic and financial analyses and calculating economic
internal rate of return and financial internal rate of return. The consultant will also work with Social Development
Expert on summary poverty reduction and social strategy (SPRSS).

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Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
Please refer to Scope of Work

Minimum Qualification Requirements


The consultant will have at least 10 years of experience in economic analysis and financial analysis
in related work in developing countries. The consultant will hold a minimum of a master's degree in
economics, finance, or a related field applicable to this position. Experience in preparing ADB
investment loans is desirable.

13. Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the Tasks Assigned
[Among the assignments in which the expert was involved, indicate the following information for those
assignments that best illustrate the expert’s capability to handle the tasks listed under 12.]

Name of assignment or project:


Year / Location: / Client:
Main project features:
Positions held:
Activities performed:

Please see the following sections:

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


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13-A. Name of assignment or project: ADB Project: Contract No.133436-S93479 TA-7997 REG:
Strengthening Knowledge-Driven Development in South Asia-Research Specialist (Transport Sector
Assessment Specialist) (45282-001).
Year: 27 March 2017 to 30 June 2017
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka and Delhi, India
Client: ADB
Main Project Features: Financial, Economic, Social, Technological and Environmenal Sustainability
Analysis of Transport Sector Development in Sri Lanka
Position Held: Research Specialist (Transport Sector Assessment Specialist)
Activities Performed: Prepared comhrehensive report on assessment of transport sector
developoment in Sri Lanka i.e. Financial-Economic-Social-Technological-Environmental
Sustainability Analysis for various modes of transport (Roads, Rail, Air, Ports, Coastal Shipping)
13-B. Name of assignment or project: World Bank Financed Project on Improving Hydropower
Independent Power Producers (IPP) Process; Concession Agreement Management and Monitoring
and the Implementation of Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Development (Project ID: P148755,
Contract # C2bcd-CS04)
Year: December 2016 to January 2017
Location: Vientiane
Client: World Bank and Ministry of Energy, Government of Laos PDR through PWC India Pvt. LTd.
Main Project Features: Financial, Economic & Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Hydropower Projects
Position Held: Financial and Economic Assessment Expert
Activities Performed: Conducted capacity building Workshops on project appraisal and economic,
financial and social cost benefit anaysis of hydropower projects at the National University of Laos

13-C. Name of assignment or project: ADB TA-9005 BHU: South Asia Subregional Economic
Cooperation Green Power Investment Program (48489-001), Contract No.: 124786-S52800
Year: September 2016 to November 2016
Location: Thimpu, Bhutan
Client: ADB and Ministry of Finance, Government of Bhutan through PWC India Pvt. Ltd.
Main Project Features: Project Appraisal, Financial-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Hydropower
Projects, and Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bhutan
Position Held: Public Resource Management Specialist
Activities Performed:
 Assisted Financial-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Hydro Power Projects for Bhutan;
 Conducted Macro-economic Forecasting of major macro-economic–fiscal variables for Bhutan,
 Conducted public debt and external debt sustainability analysis for Bhutan for financing the
development of ongoing and proposed hydropower projects in Bhutan in collaboration with the
government of India and external finance from other sources
13-D. 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: Project Appraisal, Financial-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Power
Projects in CAREC Countries and Debt Sustainability Analysis
Positions held: ADB Public Financial Management Expert
Activities Performed:
 Assisted for Economic-Financial Cost Benefit Analysis of Power projects in CAREC Countries;
 Conducted Macroeconomic Forecasting and Prepared Medium Term Fiscal Framework;
 Made assessment of Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal-Financial Viability, Debt Sustainability for each of
10 CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) Countries (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan,
China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
13-E. Name of assignment or project: Macro-Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomic and Revenue
Forecasting
Year / Location: May 2015 to Oct 2015, Dubai, UAE
Client: Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai, Dubai
Main project features: Public Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: Macro-Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic and Revenue Forecasting Expert
Activities Performed:
 Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
 Assisted for preparation of Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Medium Term Budget,
 Made Macro-economic and Revenue Forecasting, and formulated revenue mobilisation policies,
 Prepared medium term macroeconomic framework and fiscal policy papers,
 Conducted capacity development training and multi-stakeholders workshops on these subjects.

13-F. 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; Project Appraisal and Economic and Financial Cost Benefit Analysis, Medium
Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation, Macro-Fiscal
Modelling and Macroeconomic Forecasting, Debt Management and Policy.
Positions held:
Technical Adviser (Project Appraisal, Economic and Financial Cost Benefit Analysis, Result Based
M&E, Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Debt
Management and Policy)
Activities performed: Performed various tasks as follow:
(a) Prepared methodologies anf conducted project appraisal and financial and economic cost
benefit analysis of development projects/ programs,
(b) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals and prepared operational Medium Term Strategic Plans
(MTSP) and budgets for selected line ministries such as agriculture and food, Power;
education, health, local government and social securities;
(c) Prepared policy papers and performance reports for various sectors;
(d) Prepared medium term macroeconomic framework, strategies and policies;
(e) Conducted result-based monitoring and evaluation of programs and plans;
(f) Conducted debt sustainability analysis and prepared medium term debt strategy;
(g) Prepared guidelines/ manuals, and conducted capacity building training programs and
workshops for multi stakeholders;
(h) Prepared various reports on macroeconomic assessment and forecasting, project appraisal
and economic-financial cost-benefit analysis, medium term strategic planning and budgeting,
and debt sustainability analysis.

13-G.Name of assignment or project:


African Development Bank (AfDB) Institutional Support Program on Economic and Financial
Governance (ISPEFG)
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: Project Appraisal and Financial-Economic CBA, Macroeconomic
Modelling and Strategic Planning
Macroeconomic Adviser (Macroeconomic Modelling and Strategic Planning and Budgeting)

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(From To)
Activities performed:
 Prepared methodologies and conducted project appraisal and economic and financial cost benefit
analysis of development projects/ programs,
 Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP) and budgets,
 Supported ministry of Finance for macroeconomic forecasting and preparation of medium term
strategic plans and budgets for selected ministries such as Agriculture, Power, Edication, Health,
Road Development.
 Supported Ministry of Finance for formulation of macroeconomic policies and fiscal policies for
povery and inequality reduction and accelerating employment and growth;
 Conducted macro-fiscal modeling and macroeconomic forecasting;
 Provided support for preparation of Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) for
IMF and Project Proposals for donors.
 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;
 Designed and conducted training programs on these topiccs.
 Prepared various reports on macroeconomic assessment and forecasting, public financial
management reforms and policies and debt sustainability analysis.

13-H. 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:
 Prepared Guide Book and Manuals and operational Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP) and
program budgets for selected line ministries such as Finance; Agriculture and Food; Education,
Culture, Science and Technology; Health, and Labour, Employment and Social Welfare;
 Linked Medium term strategic plans and budgets for line ministries with National Development Plans,
Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP);
 Provided Support and Advice for macroeconomic assessment, forecasting and policy formulation,
 Prepared Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework, and Financial Plan for Budget;
 Supported preparation of Economic, Financial and Technical Memorandum for the donors;
 Designed and conducted training programs on macroeconomic forecasting, medium term strategic
planning and budgeting, output costing, financial planning and budget performance evaluation;
 In October 2007 at UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, presented a Report on Inter-linkages between MDG,
PRSP and National Development Plans;
 In August 2007 at UN Statistical Institute for Asia and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Chiba, Japan conducted an
inter-governmental training program for Official Economic, Fiscal and Financial Statistics.
 Prepared various papers on macroeconomic outlook, strategic planning and budgeting.

13-I. 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: Project Appraisal and Financial Economic Cost Benefit Analysis, Macro-
Fiscal Projections and Debt Sustainability Modelling
Positions held: Economic Adviser (Macro-Fiscal Projections, Public Finance, Social Sectors
and Debt Management and Policy)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Activities Performed:
(a) Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
and assisted the Public Investment Bureau foe economic-financial cost-benefit analysid of mega
public sector projects in the social and physical infrastructure sectors,
(b) Assisted the Ministry of Finance for fiscal decentralisation and provision of grants and revenue
shares at the sub-national levels;
(c) Conducted Macroeconomic assessment and forecasting, and formulated fiscal policies;
(d) Prepared medium term macroeconomic framework and budget strategy papers;
(e) Served as Guest Faculty for the Indian Statistical Service and Indian Economic Service Training
Institutes for conducting training programs on macro-economic forecasting; project appraisal and
economic-financial cost benefit analysis;
(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 short-term Consultant for the ADB every year during 1990-1995 for preparation of
the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) and for the UN-ESCAP every year during 1991-2005 for
preparation of the ESCAP Annual Survey;
(h) Published a number of papers on Project Appraisal Techniques, Macro-Fiscal Forecasting,
Public Financial and Economic Reforms and Policies, and Debt Sustainability Analysis.

13-J Name of assignment or project: UNDP Transport Policy Planning for India
Year / Location/ Client: January 1987-Feb 1989, New Delhi, India
Planning Commission, Govt of India
Main project features: Project Appraisal and Financial Economic Cost Benefit Analysis, Medium
Term Strategic and Investment Planning for the Transport Sector
Positions held: Adviser (Transport Modelling and Policy Planning)
Activities Performed:
(a) Prepared methodologies and conducted project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/
programs for the transport sector;
(b) Prepared medium term strategic plan ans investment plan for transport sector

13-K Name of assignment or project: Project Appraisal and Economic Financial CBA
Year / Location/ Client: October 1984-December 1986, New Delhi, India
Economic Research Unit. Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt of India
Main project features: Project Appraisal and Financial Economic Cost Benefit Analysis
Positions held: Chief Economist (Economic Research Unit)
Activities Performed:
Conducted project appraisal and Financial-Economic cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs for
the minerals and iron and steel products financed by the Steel Development Fund

13-L Name of assignment or project: Project Appraisal and Economic Financial CBA
Year / Location/ Client: October 1982-September1984, New Delhi, India
Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry, Govt of India
Main project features: Project Appraisal and Financial Economic Cost Benefit Analysis
Positions held: Chief (Economic Division)

Activities Performed:
Conducted project appraisal and Financial-Economic cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs for
the products and services under government control and administered pricing

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)

Short Term International Consultancy on Related Subjects

Dec 2010 ADB Program on Strengthening Public Debt Management Specialist


Institutional Capacity for
Macroeconomic Management, MOF,
Govt. Of Maldives, Male
Sept 2008- World Bank Resident Office, Minstry World Bank Consultant (External Debt
Nov 2008 of Finance, Uzbekistan, Tashkent Management)
15 July to Commonwealth Secretariat, Advisory COMSEC Consultant (Debt Sustainability
Aug 2008 Services on Debt Management, U.K. Modeling and Analysis)
Aug 2007 UN Statistical Institute for Asia and Resource Person for Inter-Govt. Training on
Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, Chiba Govt. Finance Statistic
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Management, MOF, Kathmandu Management)
Feb 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Management, Ministry of Finance, Management)
Laos PDR,Viantiane, and Govt. Of
Cambodia, at Phnom Penh
UNITAR Program on Public Law and UNITAR Consultant (Law, Regulation and
Legal System for debt Management, Legal System for Debt Management)
MOF, Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta
Nov 2005 Office of Development Studies, UNDP, UNDP Consultant (Financing International
UN Plaza, New York, USA Co-operation Behind National Borders)
UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Management, Ministry of Finance, Management)
Govt. of Samoa, Apia
Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Social Security and Provident
Funds in ESCAP Economies)
Jan-March World Bank Resident Office and World Bank Consultant (Management of
2003 Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of contingent liabilities of the government)
Philippines, Manila
Feb 2002 International Monetary Fund (IMF), Member, IMF Expert Group (Government
USA, Washington Finance Statistics Manual 2001)
UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working Group on
Non-Debt Creating Financial Flows
UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA.

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 wilful misstatement described herein may lead to disqualification or
dismissal, and/or any other disciplinary action being taken by the donor.
Signature of expert:
Date:

07 January 2018

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Annex-Major Publications of Dr. Tarun Das

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

1. Macroeconomic Assessment, Project Appraisal, Economic-Financial Cost Benefit


Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation, Medium Term Strategic Planning and Budgeting

A. Consultancy Reports

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 Assessment of Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal-Financial Viability and Debt Sustainability of
CAREC Countries, pp.1-125, ADB Funded Project on Central Asia Regional Economic
Cooperation, February 2016.
1.4 Alternative revenue projections for Dubai by 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
1.5 An operational consistent macroeconomic accounting spreadsheet model for Bangladesh-
analytical framework, model structure, data base, test and calibration techniques and base
line projections, pp.1-96, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor (DFID, EU,
Netherlands) Funded Project on DMTBF, MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, 20 May 2014.
1.6 Public investment Management in Bangladesh, pp.45, World Bank Administered and Multi-
Donor Funded Project on DMTBF, MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, July 2012.
1.7 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, MOF, Bangladesh, Dhaka, June 2012.
1.8 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.
1.9 An Operational Guide to Prepare Medium Term Strategic Business Plans (MTSBP) for Line
Ministries/ Divisions, pp.1-60, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Funded Project
on DMTBF, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh, Dhaka, April 2012.
1.10 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.
1.11 Guidebook for Project Appraisal of Development Projects 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.
1.12 An Operational Macro-econometric 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.
1.13 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.
1.14 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.
1.15 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.

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1.16 Budget Performance Evaluation- Methodology, Systems and Management, pp.1-55, ADB-
CBPGR, MOF, Gov. of Mongolia, May 2008.
1.17 Performance Based Budgeting- Methodology, Systems and Management, pp.1-55, ADB-
CBPGR, MOF, Gov. of Mongolia, March 2008.
1.18 Financial Planning- Part-1: Methodology, pp.1-34, Part-2: Policies, pp.1-32, ADB-CBGGR,
MOF, Gov. Of Mongolia, January 2008.
1.19 Preparation of Strategic Business Plans- Structural Framework and Guidelines to Line
Ministries, pp.1-74, ADB-CBPGR, Mongolia, Sep 2007.
1.20 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.
1.21 Guidebook for preparation of Strategic Business Plan and Program Budget for Line
Ministries, pp.1-50, ADB Capacity Building Projects on Governance Reforms (ADB-
CBPGR), Ministry of Finance, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Sept 2007.
1.22 Pricing of Environmental Resources and Environmental Cost Benefit Analysis, pp.1-20,
Institute for Integrated Learning and Management, New Delhi, India, Oct 2006.
1.23 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.
1.24 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.
1.25 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.
1.26 A Social Cost Benefit analysis of Indian Railways, pp.1-30, UNDP Transport Policy
Planning Project, Planning Commission, New Delhi, August 1981.
1.27 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.
1.28 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.

B. Published Papers in International Journals and Government Reports

1.29 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.
1.30 Monitoring and Projecting Budget Deficits of the Government – A Technical Note, Ministry
of Finance, pp.1-21, August 1990.
1.31 Multisectoral and multiregional transport model for India–database and calibration
techniques, pp.391-403, Environment and Planning, 15-A, 1983.
1.32 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. Macro Stabilization Policies and Structural Reforms


A. Books and Research Reports Published by Donors

2.1 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.
2.2 Financing International Cooperation behind National Borders- a Case Study for India, pp.1-
46, Off. of Dev.Studies, UNDP, New York. March 2006.
2.3 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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2.4 General Agreement on Trade in Services– Implications for the Indian financial sector, pp.6-
14, Bima Vidya, Management Development Centre, Mumbai, July 2003.
2.5 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.
2.6 Economic Reforms in India- Rationale, Scope, Progress and Unfinished Agenda, pp.1-80,
Bank of Maharashtra, Pune, February 2003.
2.7 Preparation of Indices for Services Production, pp.1-250, National Institute for Banking
and Management, Pune, India, Jan 2003.
2.8 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.
2.9 Social Security System in India – Needs and Policy Issues, pp.1-40, ESCAP, United
Nations, Bangkok, December 1999.
2.10 Role of private sector including Privatization in Asian Countries and Lessons for Africa,
pp.1-110, UN-ECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 1998.
2.11 Foreign Investment- Technology Transfer- and Growth Nexus in Asian Economies, pp.1-
158, ESCAP, United Nations, Bangkok, Oct 1997.
2.12 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.
2.13 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.
2.14 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.
2.15 Pricing, productivity & competitiveness of Indian Steel industry, pp.269-292, Indian
Industrialization, ed. Arun Ghosh, Oxf. Unv.Press, Delhi, 1992.

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


A. Books and Research Reports Published by Donors

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


Secretariat, London, U.K. August 2008,
3.2 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.
3.3 Governance of Public Debt- International Experiences and Best Practices, pp.1-44, Best
Practices Series No.10, UN Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR), Geneva, 2006.
3.4 Financing International Cooperation behind National Borders- a Case Study for India, pp.1-
50, Off.of Dev.Studies, UNDP, New York. March 2006.
3.5 Economic Situation and Management of External Debt in Nepal, pp.1-15, UN-ESCAP,
Bangkok, May 2006.
3.6 Management of external debt in Nepal- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, May 2006.
3.7 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.
3.8 Manual on Effective Debt Management, pp.1-118, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006.
3.9 Management of external debt in Samoa- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, Sept 2005.
3.10 Country Experience of External Debt Managenent in India, pp.141-147, part-2, External
Debt Statistics- Guide for Compilers and Users, IMF & WB, Washington D.C., 2003.
3.11 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.

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3.12 Management of Contingent Liabilities in Philippines- Policies, Processes, Legal Framework


and Institutions, pp.1-60, WB, Washington D.C., 2002.
3.13 Management of Public Debt in India, pp.85-110, in Accompanying Document to the
Guidelines for Public Debt Management, IMF, June 2002.
3.14 External Sector Related Contingent Liability- a Case Study on India, pp.1-123,
Commonwealth Secretariat, London, U.K., Jan 2001.
3.15 Sovereign Debt Management in India, pp.561-579, Sovereign Debt Management Forum:
Compilation of Presentations, WB, Washington, 2000.
3.16 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.
3.17 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

3.18 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.
3.19 Guidelines for Management of Government Guarantees in Bangladesh, pp.1-40, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, April 2014
3.20 Concept Paper on Public Debt and Design for Quarterly Reports, pp.1-43, World Bank
Administered DMTBF Project, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Nov 2013.
3.21 Alternative Medium Term Debt Management Strategies for Bangladesh, pp.1-28, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Oct 2013.
3.22 Debt Sustainability Analysis for Bangladesh 2013, pp.1-25, World Bank Administered
DMTBF Project, Finance Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, July 2013.
3.23 Concept Paper for Setting Up a Full Fledged Middle Office within Treasury and Debt
Management Wing,pp.1-38, World Bank Administered DMTBF Project, Finance
Division, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, May 2013.
3.24 International Best Practices for Medium Term Debt Management Strategy, pp.1-20, World
Bank Administered DMTBF Project, MOF, Govt of Bangladesh, Aug 2012.
3.25 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.
3.26 External Debt Management in Uzbekistan- Policies, Strategies, Procedures, Legal and
Institutional Set Up, pp.1-45, World Bank Office, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Nov 2008.
3.27 Management of external debt in Indonesia- legal, institutional framework and policy issues,
pp.1-30, MOF, Govt of Indonesia, Dec. 2005.
3.28 Sustainability of External Debt- Conceptual Issues, Methodology and International Best
practices- pp.1-36, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, January 2006.

4. MDGs, PRSP, Poverty and Inequality Analysis

A. Published Consultancy Reports by Donors

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, Oct 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.

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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

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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