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Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Chhibber in The Economic Times: The time couldn’t be more ripe for Narendra Modi to cement a strategic India-US alliance

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Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Chhibber in The Economic Times: Dear PM, India needs sahyog more than atmanirbharta

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Thu, May 14, 2020

Can India make an opportunity out of crisis?

India is between a rock and a hard place. The lockdowns have not reduced the increase in coronavirus spread and its economy has cratered. Modi's new stimulus package is intended to save lives and livelihoods and reset the economy. But, if it will be enough will depend on what it contains and more importantly on how it is implemented.

New Atlanticist by Ajay Chhibber

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Ajay Chhibber is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center, as well as Chief Economic Advisor to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He is Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute of International Economic Policy. He was previously Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National Institute for Public Finance. He was India’s first Director General of Independent Evaluation with the status of Minister of State. Prior to this, he was based in New York as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and head of its Asia-Pacific Bureau.

He worked at the World Bank for almost 25 years in senior positions managing its programs as Country Director in Vietnam and Turkey and in Indonesia and the Pacific. He was the lead author of the seminal work at the World Bank on Governance, 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.

He has a Ph.D from Stanford University, a Masters from the Delhi School of Economics. He attended advanced management programs at Harvard University and at INSEAD, France. He has also taught economics at Georgetown University and the University of Delhi.