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Dr Rajeev Malhotra, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Finance, OP Jindal Global University, India

Dr Rajeev Malhotra

Rajeev Malhotra bridges the world of academics and policy making as a civil servant, both at national and international levels. A development economist with over 25 years of experience, Rajeev has worked with Government of India at the Planning Commission and at the Ministry of Finance, where until recently he was Economic Adviser to the Union Finance Minister. From 2002 to 2008, he was employed at UN office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, where he contributed to operationalization of the Right to Development mandate. He also conceptualized and led the work on development of human rights indicators. Rajeev has trained as macro-economist and has substantial experience of working on macro-econometric models, policy modelling, the formulation of Union Budget and planning process in India. He has been a consultant for Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo(1994); Commonwealth Secretariat, UK(2002); UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva and Kathmandu, Nepal(post-2007); and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific,  Bangkok (2009), on issues related to project evaluation, planning methodologies, macroeconomic developments, human rights monitoring and rights based approaches in development. Rajeev has published on methodological issues in estimation of poverty, human development, human rights indicators, right to development, fiscal policy and specific issues on Indian economy.