Anit Mukherjee joins ORF America as Senior Fellow

As a Senior Fellow, he will be engaging with the G20 agenda and development issues globally. 

Anit Mukherjee joins ORF America as Senior Fellow, Economic Policy. As a Senior Fellow, he will be engaging with the G20 agenda and development issues globally. 

Past Experience 

Before his stint at ORF America, Mukherjee was a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. He worked on issues of governance, public finance, and service delivery in developing countries. His research focused on the impact of biometric ID and digital payment systems to reform public subsidies. He coordinated a Working Group that provided recommendations to improve health financing in decentralized countries for better outcomes. 

Prior to joining CGD, Mukherjee was an associate professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi. While working as a professor, he designed and implemented innovative citizen-led public expenditure tracking surveys in education and health. He was also involved in designing direct benefit transfer of subsidies in India in the Aadhaar program. 

Experience in Finance 

Previously, Mukherjee has served as MDG financing advisor to the Government of Yemen. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNAIDS on the financing of HIV/AIDS programs in Asia-Pacific. He designed gender-focused social protection policy as an advisor to the Commonwealth Secretariat. 


Mukherjee holds a Bachelor of Economics from Presidency College. He has a Master of Economics degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Doctorate degree in policy and planning sciences (Economics) from the University of Tsukuba. 


Mukherjee has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has been cited in major news outlets including Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, and NPR. His latest book, Social Sector in a Decentralized Economy: India in the Era of Globalization, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

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