Anit Mukherjee

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Anit Mukherjee is an adjunct fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS. He is also a consultant at the Center for Global Development (CGD), where he works on issues of health financing and use of biometric identification for improving public service delivery. Before joining CGD in September 2013, Dr. Mukherjee was an associate professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, a think tank linked to India’s Ministry of Finance and Planning Commission. He has conducted research and policy advocacy to improve efficiency and effectiveness of public expenditure in education, health, and poverty reduction programs. Beginning in 2009, he served as an adviser to India’s biometric universal identification (UID) program, which has enrolled more than 600 million persons thus far. His research focuses on human development and the use of technology to improve the delivery and accountability of public services. Dr. Mukherjee holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He has previously worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and as an adviser to the government of Yemen.