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Anshul Pachouri

Public policy researcher, youth diplomacy advocate

Anshul Pachouri is a passionate public policy researcher and youth diplomacy advocate. He represented India at World Bank Youth Summit 2014 and also participated in 2014 IMF/World Bank Group annual meetings. His research interests lie in the area of innovation policy, youth employment and private sector development. His recent working paper on SMEs innovation in India has been published as a chapter by Asian Development Bank Institute in their book “SMEs in Developing Asia” launched in December, 2016. He has presented his research papers at leading public policy schools such as Harvard Kennedy School and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He had co-authored one of its kind “Sustainable Competitiveness Report 2011”, which evaluates the progress of Indian states towards sustainable development. The report had also been quoted by many state governments while presenting/discussing their annual developmental plans. Anshul is also a Blogger with the World Bank Group and had contributed blogs for International Finance Corporation (IFC) Jobs study program and World Bank’s Lets work initiative. He has contributed many articles and opinion pieces, focusing on various socio-economic issues in leading Indian Business Newspapers such as The Indian Express, The Financial Express and The Hindu Business line. Anshul is currently working with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) as a Project Manager and helping Government of Tamil Nadu to implement their rice-fortification initiative. He has also worked with Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister, Government of India and KPMG - Global Strategy Group in the past. He is also associated with Institute for Competitiveness, India as an Institute Associate. Having a keen interest in youth diplomacy, he had also been part of reputed International youth conferences worldwide such as Harvard Conference of Harvard Project of Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). He had also been part of Indian Youth Delegation to UN Headquarters, New York during Kairos Global Summit, 2011. Anshul has completed dual degree management programme from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida.