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CV OF TARUN KANTI DAS FOR Transport Financial Management Expert

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1. Post Applied For: Transport Sector Reform and Modernization - Financial


Management 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 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 more than 40 years experience as Public Financial Management in Government Ministries in 26
countries in Asia, Africa, EU and USA with expertise in:
a) Project Appraisal and Economic-Financial-Cost-Benefit Analysis,
b) Public Financial Management, and advice on budget framework, internal/external audit,
cash/asset management, Financial/Management Information System;
c) Medium Term Strategic Planning/Budgeting for Transport.
d) Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation of programs,
e) Debt Management.

I prepared Guide Book and Manual and conducted capacity building workshops for multi-stakeholders on Project
Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation and Economic-Financial Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Methodology in India,
Bangladesh, 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.

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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.

I 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.

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-Fiscal-
2017 to 30 Philippine Financia Assessment for Transport
June 2017 Sector in Sri Lanka)
Dec 2016 to World Bank Funded Project on Financial, Resource Person for capacity building for
Jan 2017 Economic and Social Cost Beneft Analsis project appraisal and Financial and
of Hydropower Proects in Laos PDR Economic Cost Benefit Analsis of
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 through Economic Assessment of Power
to June PWC India Limited Projects, Macroeconomic Stability and
2016 Fiscal and Debt Sustainability Analysis)
May 2015 to Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai, Macro-Fiscal Policy Adviser (Project
Oct 2015 Dubai, UAE Appraisal, Macro-Fiscal Policy
Framework, Revenue Forecasting)
January World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Technical Adviser (Project Appraisal and
2011 to (DFID, EU, Netherlands, Canada) Funded Econmic-Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis,
June 2014 Project on MTBF and Strengthening Result Based M&E, Medium Term
Planning and Budgeting for selected
Financial Accountability, Min of Finance & sectors including transport and power,
Planning Commission, Govt. of Public Debt Management and Policy)
Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Dec 2008 to African Development Bank Institutional Macroeconomic Adviser (Project
Nov 2010 Support Project on Financial and Appraisal and Econmic-Financial CBA,
(Intermittent Economic Reforms, Ministry of Finance Macro Economic Modeling, Medium Term
for 20 and Economic Affairs, The Gambia, Planning and Budgeting for selected
months) Banjul, Africa. sectors including transport and power,
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)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
01 June ADB Capacity Building Project on ADB Strategic Planning Expert
2007 to Governance Reforms, Ministry of Finance, (Project Appraisal and Economic-
08 July Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Financial CBA, Financial Planing,
2008 Medium Term Strategic Planning and
Budgeting for selected sectors including
transport and power)

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 India, Economic Adviser (Project Appraisal and
to New Delhi Economic-Financial CBA, Macro-
Jan 2006 Economic Forecasting and Budgeting,
Medium Term Fiscal Policy and Budget
Framework for line ministries including
transport and power, Public and External
Debt Management)

Jan 1987 to Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Adviser (Transport Modelling and Policy
Feb 1989 Delhi. Planning), (Project Appraisal and CBA for
transport projects)

Oct 1984 to Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of India, Chief Economist and Head of the
Dec 1986 New Delhi. Economic Research Unit (Project
Appraisal and CBA for projects, and
transport of distribution of 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, transport,
Delhi. distribution and Pricing of 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, Delhi. Policy Planning) (Project Appraisal and
CBA for transport projects)

Nov 1971 to Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Research Officer (Project Appraisal
April 1978 Finance, Govt of India, New Delhi. techniques, Public Finance, Economic
Forecasting, Finance and 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)

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

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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 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
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)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
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
12. Detailed Professional Experiences required for the Assignment:
Scope of Work
The financial management specialist is responsible for:
(i) Preparing a financial management assessment for the proposed Railway Modernization Project;
(ii) Preparing a financial management assessment for the proposed Yangon Urban Transport Project;
(iii) Assisting ADB in developing the financial management framework for the proposed Rural Roads and
Access project, and advising on the implementation of the financial management plan for the proposed GMS
Highway Modernization Project.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


The purpose of the assessments is to (i) identify the capacity, procedural, and organizational
constraints that could hinder effective project implementation and agree on an action plan with the
executing agency and/or implementing agency to address these constraints; and (ii) determine the overall
financial management risk, and establish appropriate review and supervision processes to mitigate these
risks. The assessment must be undertaken in accordance with ADB’s relevant due diligence guidance and
requirements.
In preparing the financial management assessments, the financial management specialist will:

(i) assess the strength and weaknesses in project financial management practices and capacity from the
perspective of (a) organizational and staff capacity; (b) information management; (c) financial
management practices; and (d) effectiveness;
(ii) identify and evaluate financial management and internal control risks at the project level; and
(iii) propose risk mitigation and management strategies and/or activities with appropriate timelines
and suggested responsibilities.

The review will include, but not be limited to:


(i) assess relevant previous experience with the executing and implementing agencies;
(ii) review the available reports which may include internal audit reports, external audit reports,
management letters for at least 3 years;
(iii) assessment of project financial management arrangements–based on interviews with government
counterparts, executing and implementing agencies, development partners and other relevant stakeholders
supported by review of the internal control arrangements, internal and external auditor’s reports, and
sampling of specific transactions, if/as required. The financial management assessment questionnaire
should be completed by the reviewer, in consultation with the counterparts for each of the project’s
executing and implementing agencies.

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


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(a) The assessment should include a review of the tone at the top, budgetary framework, external and
internal audit, staffing, fund flows, mechanism, financial accounting and reporting, management
information system, and detailed internal control activities (over payments, payroll, maintenance of
bank balances, imprest accounts, advances, fixed assets, completeness of liabilities, etc.); and
(b) Identify and recommend appropriate funds flow mechanism, for all sources of project funding;
recommend ring-fencing of ADB-funded expenditure, if necessary;
(iv) prepare a narrative description of the project financial management system, including
identification of strengths and weaknesses;
(v) identify and assess financial management and internal control risks, on the basis of degree of
impact and likelihood of concurrence using the following scale:
High: likely to occur, high impact if occurs
Substantial: unlikely to occur; high impact if occurs
Moderate: likely to occur; low impact if occurs
Low: unlikely to occur, low impact if occurs;
(vi) Propose risk mitigation/management strategies to address identified risks:
High: risk avoidance/mitigation/transfer recommended
Substantial: risk avoidance/mitigation/monitoring recommended
Moderate: risk monitoring recommended
Low: risk documentation/identification;
(vii) Summarize findings in the Financial Management and Internal Control Assessment Report; and
(viii) RRP and PAM inputs prepared

Key deliverables:
(i) Two (2) Financial Management Assessment Reports;
(ii) RRP and PAM inputs for both projects;
(iii) Comments and suggestions on submitted documents for other projects, sections of terms of
reference for project management consultants related to financial management, and contributions to
review mission aide-memoires.

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:

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 transport sector assessment for Sri Lanka i.e.
Financial-Economic-Social-Technological-Environmental Sustainability Analysis for various modes of
transport (Roads, Rail, Air, Ports, Coastal Shipping and Water)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


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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 and 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: Financial-Economic CBA of Hydropower Projects, Public Debt Management for
Bhutan
Position Held: Public Resource Management Specialist
Activities Performed:
 Made Financial-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis of Hydro Power Projects for Bhutan;
 Macro-economic Forecasting of major macro-economic–fiscal variables for Bhutan,
 Made 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 debt 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: Financial-Economic CBA of Power Projects in CAREC Countries and Public
Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: ADB Public Financial Management and Governance Reforms Expert
Activities Performed:
Conducted Economic-Financial Cost Benefit Analysis of Power projects in CAREC Countries, Prepared
Medium Term Macroeconomic Forecasting and Medium Term Fiscal Framework for assessment of
Macroeconomic Stability, Fiscal Viability and Debt Sustainability Analysis for CAREC (Central Asia
Regional Economic Cooperation) Countries (viz. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz
Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)

13-E. Name of assignment or project: Macro-Fiscal Policy and Macro-economic and Revenue
Forecasting
Year / Location/ Client: May 2015 to Oct 2015, Dubai, UAE
Ministry of Finance, Government of Dubai, Dubai
Main project features: Public Financial Management Reforms
Positions held: Macro-Fiscal Policy and Macro-Economic Forecasting Expert
Activities Performed:
 Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
 Prepared Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Medium Term Budget,

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 Advice on budgetary framework, external and internal audit, cash and assest management, fund flows,
mechanism, financial accounting and reporting, management information system, and detailed internal
control activities;
 Made Macro-economic and Revenue Forecasting,
 Formulated revenue mobilisation policies,
 prepared medium term macro-economic 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 M&E, Macroeconomic and Fiscal Modelling and
forecasting, Public Debt Management and Policy.
Positions held:
Technical Adviser (Project Appraisal, CBA, Result Based M&E, Medium Term Strategic Planning and
Budgeting, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Management of Public Debt and Policy)
Activities performed: Performed various tasks as follow:
(a) Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
(b) Prepared Guide Book, and prepared actual Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP) and outcome
based program budgets for selected line ministries including Transport and Power;
(c) Advise on budgetary framework, external and internal audit, financial accounting and reporting,
management information system, Cash management and detailed internal control activities;
(d) Preparation of policy papers and performance reports for various sectors;
(e) Preparation of medium and long term macroeconomic framework, strategies and policies;
(f) Formulation, execution, and result-based monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic policies;
programs and plans and impact of socio-economic policies on macroeconomic performance;
(g) Public debt sustainability modelling and analysis and medium term debt strategy;
(h) Preparing guidelines/ manuals, conducting Training for capacity building of the officers;
(i) Prepared various reports on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, strategic planning etc.
(see list of papers given in the Annex).

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)
Activities performed:
(a) Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
(b) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on Medium Term Strategic Plans (MTSP) and outcome based
program budgets for line ministries;
(c) Advise on budgetary framework, external and internal audit, financial accounting and reporting,
management information system, Cash management and detailed internal control activities;
(d) Supported ministry of Finance for macroeconomic forecasting and preparation of medium term
strategic plans and program budgets for selected ministries including Power.

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(e) Supported Ministry of Finance for formulation of macroeconomic policies and fiscal policies for
povery and inequality reduction and accelerating employment and growth;
(f) Supported Economic Monitoring and Planning Unit (EMPU) in the Ministry of Finance for evaluation
of EU funded projects and programs for development of roads and social sectors,
(g) Provided support for preparation of Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) for
IMF and Project Proposals for donors.
(h) 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;
(i) Designed and conducted training programs on these topiccs.
(j)Prepared various reports on macroeconomic forecasting and debt sustainability modeling (see list of
papers given in the Annex).
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-Economic CBA, Financial Planning, Program
Budgeting
Positions held: Strategic Planning Expert
Activities performed:
(a) Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs,
(b) Advise on budgetary framework, external and internal audit, financial accounting and reporting,
management information system, Cash management and detailed internal control activities;
(c) Prepared Guide Book and Manuals on, and prepared actual Medium Term Strategic Plans
(MTSP) and outcome based program budgets for selected line ministries such as Finance,
Agriculture and Food, Education, Culture and Science, Health and Labour and Social Welfare;
(d) Linking Medium term strategic plans and budgets for line ministries wiyh National Development
Plans, MDGs, PRSPs;
(e) Provided Support and Advice for macroeconomic modelliy and policy formulation, medium term
strategic planning for selected line ministries;
(f) Prepared Macroeconomic Framework, Outlook and Financial Plan for Budget;
(g) Supported preparation of Economic and Technical Memorandum for the donors;
(h) Designed and conducted training programs on macro-econometric and time series forecasting
and simulations models for alternative scenario building for the Mongolian economy;
(i) In October 2007 at UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, presented a Report on Inter-linkages between MDG,
PRSP and National Development Plans;
(j) At UN-SIAP, Chiba, Japan conducted a training program during August 2007 for Measurement
and Analysis of Poverty and Inequality and Govt Finance Statistics.
(k) Prepared various papers on macro-econometric modelling and strategic planning (see list of
papers given in the Annex).
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 Public Debt Management)

Activities Performed:
(a) Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs in
the social and physical infrastructure,
(b) Advise on budgetary framework, external and internal audit, financial accounting and reporting,
management information system, Cash management and detailed internal control activities;

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


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(c) Assisted the Ministry of Finance for fiscal decentralisation and provision of grants and revenue
shares at the sub-national levels;
(d) Macro-fiscal modelling, and formulation of fiscal and budgetary policies;
(e) Preparation of medium term macro-economic framework and policy;
(f) Served as Guest Faculty for the Indian Statistical Service and Indian Economic Service Training
Institutes for conducting training programs on macro-econometric forecasting;
(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 Report 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;
(i) Prepared and published a number of papers on Macro-Fiscal Forecasting and Debt Sustainability
Modelling (see Annex for the list of publications).

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:
Prepared methodologies for project appraisal and cost benefit analysis of projects/ programs for the
transport sector; 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

Short Term International Consultancy on Related Subjects

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, Advisory COMSEC Consultant (Debt Sustainability
Aug 2008 Services on Debt Management, England Modeling and Analysis)

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Period Employng Organization Position Held (Major Taasks)


(From To)
Aug 2007 United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia Resource Person for Inter-Govt. Training
and Pacific (UN-SIAP), Japan, Chiba on Govt. Finance Statistic
May 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Management, Minmistry of Finance, Management)
Nepal, Kathmandu
Feb 2006 UNESCAP Program on Debt Management, UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Ministry of Finance, Laos PDR,Viantiane, Management)
and Ministry of Finance, Govt. Of
Cambodia, at Phnom Penh
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 Program on Debt UN-ESCAP Consultant (External Debt
Management, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Management)
Samoa, Apia
Oct 2004 UN-ESCAP, Thailand, Bangkok Consultant (Social Security and Provident
Funds in ESCAP Economies)
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)
July 1993. UNCTAD, Switzerland, Geneva, and Member, UNCTAD Ad-hoc Working
July 1994. Group on Non-Debt Creating Financial
July 1995 UNCTAD, UN, New York, USA. Flows

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

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Annex-Major Publications of Tarun Das

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

Major Publications by Tarun Kanti Das on Transport Planning and Related Topics

1.1 Medium Term Strategic Plans for Selected Sectors (viz. Railways, Air, Waterways, and Roads
Transport and Power Sectors), pp.1-300, World Bank Administered and Multi-Donor Funded
Project on DMTBF, MOF, The Govt. of Bangladesh, April 2012.
1.2 Medium Term Strategic Plans for selected Line Ministries (viz.Transport and Energy), pp.1-274,
African Development Bank Institutional Support Project for Economic and Financial
Governance, MOF, The Gambia, Dec 2009.
1.3 An Operational Macroeconomic Forecasting Model for Gambia- Basic Concepts, Data Base,
Calibration Techniques and Projections, pp.1-71, African Development Bank Project, the Gambia,
Banjul, 31 January 2009.
1.4 Preparation of Strategic Business Plans- Structural Framework and Guidelines to Line Ministries
(including Transport and Communications), pp.1-74, ADB Capacity Building Projects on
Governance Reforms, MOF, Mongolia, Feb 2008.
1.5 Topics on Applied Econometrics- Economic Modeling and Forecasting Techniques, Part-1, pp.1-210,
and Transport Modelling and Demand Forecasting Techniques, Part-2, pp.1-55, Institute for
Integrated Learning in Management, New Delhi, May 2007.
1.6 Environmental Impact Analysis and Financial, Economic and Social Cost Benefit Analysis for the
Transport sector, pp.1-80, Training Material prepared for the Ministry of Transport, Govt of India,
March 2007.
1.7 Public-Private Partnership for financing infrastructure including Transport and Communications in
Asian economies- Scope, Progress, Issues and Perspectives, pp.-1-30, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok,
December 2005.
1.8 Social Cost of Indian Railways, pp.1-30, prepared for the Ministry of Railways, Government of
India, Aug 2004.
1.9 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.
1.10 Origin-Destination Survey of Traffic Flows and Transport Costs for Railways and Roads in India,
pp.1-40, Planning Commission, Government of India, April 1987.
1.11 Test and calibration of Linear Programmimg anf Gravity Models for Transportation of Goods on
Roads and Railways, pp.1-25, Planning Commission, Nov 1987.
1.12 A multimodal, multi-goods and multiregional transport model for India – database, test and calibration
techniques, and model results, pp.1-210, Planning Commission, July 1987.
1.13 A multisectoral and multiregional transport model for India – database and calibration techniques,
pp.391-403, Environment and Planning (London), 15-A, 1983.
1.14 An Operational Cybernetic Transport Model for India, in Applied cybernetics, ed. A. Ghosal, Asia
Publishing House, October 1982.
1.15 Economic and Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Public Road Construction and Transport in India, pp.1-
40, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project in India, April 1982.
1.16 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.
1.17 Economic and Social Cost Benefit Analysis of New Railway Lines in the North East Indian States,
pp.1-80, UNDP Transport Policy Planning Project in India, Aug 1980.
1.18 Economic and Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Metro Rail in Delhi, pp.1-45, Planning Commission,
Government of India, August 1988.
1.19 Preparation of Price and Production Indices for Services, pp.1-250, National Institute for
Banking and Management, Pune, India, Jan 2003.
1.20 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.
1.21 Role of private sector including privatisation in selected Asian countries and lessons for Africa, pp.1-
110, UN Eco. Commission for Africa, Addis Abada, Ethiopia, Oct. 1998.
1.22 Foreign Investment- Technology Transfer- and Growth Nexus in Asian economies, pp.1-158, ESCAP,
United Nations, Bangkok, Oct 1997.
1.23 Policies and Strategies for Promoting Private Sector’s Role in Industrial and Technological
Development in Asia, pp.1-171, ST/ESCAP/1696, UN, New York, 1996.

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1.24 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, Geneva, 1993.
1.25 Pricing, productivity and competitiveness of Indian Steel industry, pp.269-292, in Indian
Industrialization, edited by Dr. Arun Ghosh, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1992.
1.26 Administered Pricing System in India- Basic Concepts and Methodology, pp.1-30, Bureau of
Industrial Costs and Prices, Government of India, New Delhi, Dec 1983.

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 UNDP Human Development Index – Some Methodological Issues and Alternative
Measures, pp.1-30, UNDP, UN Plaza, New York, March 1993.
2.7 Inequality index with differences in inequality aversion for groups, Rivista Internazionale
di Scienze Economiche e Commercialli (Milan, Italy), 1983.
2.8 Decompositions of inequality measures and a comparative analysis, jointly with Prof. A.
Parikh, pp.23-48, Empirical Economics (Vienna, Austria), vol.7, 1982.
2.9 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.
2.10 Decompositions of inequality measures and a comparative analysis, jointly with Prof. A.
Parikh, pp.23-48, Empirical Economics (Vienna, Austria), vol.7, 1982.
2.11 Decompositions of Atkinson’s measure of inequality, jointly with Prof. Ashok Parikh,
pp.171-178, Australian Economic Papers, vol.20 (36), June 1981.
2.12 Choice of demographic units in analyzing the size distribution on income, pp.20-29,
Journal of Income and Wealth, 3 (1), 1978.

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


4.
3.1 External Debt Management in Maldives- Debt Sustainability Analysis and Debt
Management Policies and Strategies, pp.1-54, ADB Project on Public Financial Reforms,
Min of Finance and Treasury, Maldives, Male, Dec 2010.
3.2 Debt Management in Uzbekistan- Policies, Strategies, Procedures, Legal and Institutional
Set Up, pp.1-45, World Bank Country Office, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, November 2008.
3.3 External Debt Sustainability Analysis for Gambia- Trends and policy issues, pp.1-40,
Commonwealth Secretariat, London, August 2008. www.scribd.com/tarundas/
3.4 The Gambia- Independent Debt Sustainability Analysis, Commonwealth Secretariat,
London (major contribution). www.publications/thecommonwealth.org/
3.5 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.
3.6 Governance of Public Debt- International Experiences and Best Practices, pp.1-44, Best
Practices Series No.10, UNITAR, Geneva, 2006.
3.7 Financing International Cooperation behind National Borders- a Case Study for India, pp.1-
50, Office of Development Studies, UNDP, New York. March 2006.

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3.8 Management of external debt in Cambodia, Nepal, Lao PDR and Samoa- legal, institutional
framework and debt management policies, pp.1-50, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, May 2006.
3.9 Manual on Effective Debt Management, pp.1-118, UN-ESCAP, Bangkok, 2006 (major
contributor). www.unescap.org/pdd/publications/debt-manual/
3.10 Country Experiences of India, pp.141-147, part-2, External Debt Statistics Guide for
Compilers and Users, IMF, Washington D.C., 2003.
3.11 Off budget risks and their management, Part-2, Chap-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.
3.12 Management of Contingent Liabilities in Philippines- Policies, Processes, Legal Framework
and Institutions, pp.1-60, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2002.
3.13 Prepayment of expensive external debt of India, Expert Group Report, pp.1-40, Ministry of
Finance, New Delhi, Sept 2002.
3.14 Management of Public Debt in India, pp.85-110, in Accompanying Document to the
Guidelines for Public Debt Management, IMF, Washington, June 2002.
3.15 Sovereign Debt Management in India, pp.561-579, Sovereign Debt Management Forum:
Compilation of Presentations, World Bank, Washington, 2000.
3.16 External Sector Contingent Liability- a Case Study on India, Tarun Das, Raj Kumar, A. Bisen
and M.R. Nair, pp.1-123, Commonwealth Sect, London, Jan 2001.
3.17 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.
3.18 Fiscal Policies for Management of External Capital Flows, pp. 194-207, in Corporate
External Debt Management, edited by Jawahar Mulraj, CRISIL, Bombay, Dec 1999
3.19 Management of external debt in India and lessons for developing countries, IMF Singapore
Regional Training Institute, Singapore, Sept 1998.
3.20 Macro-economic Framework and Non-Debt Creating Financial Flows to India, prepared for
the Working Group on Non-Debt Creating Financial Flows, pp.1-75, TD/B/WG.1/Misc.3/
Add.3, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993

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