Ajay Chhibber

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

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Crisis response, Economic recovery, Gender equality, Inclusive growth, Sustainable development

Ajay Chhibber is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator in UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. He manages UNDP’s Asia-Pacific programmes covering 39 countries. Prior to that, he worked at the World Bank for almost 25 years on a range of development issues, managing its programmes in Indonesia, Macedonia, Turkey, Vietnam and the Pacific and worked in its research department on public finance and public economics.

Mr. Chhibber was the lead author of the seminal work on Governance at the World Bank and the 1997 World Development Report on the Role of the State. He has published widely including five books on economic development and many articles in international journals and in major newspapers.

Mr. Chhibber has worked at the Indian Planning Commission and at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He has also taught economics at Georgetown University and the University of Delhi.

Mr. Chhibber holds a PhD from Stanford University (USA) and a Master’s Degree from the Delhi School of Economics (India).