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POONAM GUPTA APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL “NATIONAL COUNCIL OF APPLIED ECONOMIC RESEARCH (NCAER)”

POONAM GUPTA APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL “NATIONAL COUNCIL OF APPLIED ECONOMIC RESEARCH (NCAER)”

Context

World Bank economist Poonam Gupta has been appointed as the new Director-General of the policy think tank “National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)”.

Details

  • She is the 1st woman director general of NCAER.
  • She would succeed Shekhar Shah who was appointed in 2011 and will complete his second 5-year term in early May 2021.
  • She is presently working as a lead economist at the Washington DC-based World Bank.

National Council for Applied and Economic Research (NCAER)

  • Established in 1956, NCAER is India’s oldest and largest independent, non-profit, economic policy research institute.
  • It is one of a handful of think tanks globally that combine rigorous analysis and policy outreach with deep data collection capabilities, especially for household surveys.

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