Reader in Environmental Economics and Public Policy,
Bradford Centre for International Development,
University of Bradford
Dr Anand is a specialist in environmental economics and public policy for promoting equality, human development and sustainability. He has over 25 years of professional experience including 8 years in public and private sector positions. Since April 2007 he has been a Reader. Countries of his expertise include: India, China, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and the Caribbean.
Dr Anand has held various leadership positions. He has recently completed being the team leader and principal author of the Mongolia National Human Development Report 2011 for UNDP. In this role, he has lead a team of 21 researchers in terms of their own papers and wrote the final report based on these and further analysis. The report was launched by the Prime Minister of Mongolia on 23rd June 2011.
Previously, he had co-organised and led two international workshops at Cambridge (2006 and 2009) and a major international conference at Bradford (2011). He served as elected member of the Senate (2007-2010) and held the position of Director of Research in BCID (2007-2010).
He has been invited to give seminars at Cambridge, University of Roma Tre, Universities of Surrey, Manchester, Heriot-Watt, Exeter and Bath. He has external examined PhD theses at Birmingham, Cambridge, Heriot-Watt, Manchester, Southampton, Surrey, and Strathclyde.
He is one of the strongest contributors to knowledge transfer work in the Faculty of Social and Sciences at Bradford. The most important KTP work was to win the prestigious Chevening Fellowship courses on economic and regulatory reform in 2009 and 2010. Since 2007, he has been instrumental in developing a strong link with China Development Bank and Barclays Capital. Other programmes where he played a key role include: Caribbean Development Bank programme (2006 to 2009) and Tajikistan (2004-07). Prior to this, he had led and delivered a special programme for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Federal Government of Ethiopia (2002-04) and the Federal Ministry of Finance in Nigeria (2005).