Sundar R. Ramanujam

Research Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development

Sundar Ramanujam, a research associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS, focuses on the role of the private sector in global development challenges. His research and analysis extend to a range of subjects, including democracy and capacity building in frontier markets, structural reforms in emerging markets, and the impact of the digital revolution on sustainable development. Mr. Ramanujam has helped lead numerous working groups and research projects that studied how the United States can preserve the international liberal order by leveraging its bilateral agencies, long-standing relationships with allies and partners, and the effective use of the multilateral institutions. Mr. Ramanujam has been credited with several publications on development finance, the digital revolution, economic governance, quality infrastructure, and sustained private sector development in low-income countries, among other subjects. Some of his work on infrastructure and development finance has meaningfully impacted the outcome of the 2019 G20 Summit. Mr. Ramanujam has a personal research interest in understanding the role of constitutions and high courts in shaping the rule of law and the political economy. Before joining CSIS, he had worked for the renowned political scientist, Prof. Donald L. Horowitz, at the National Endowment for Democracy. He was also associated with the CSIS as a research intern for the Wadhwani Chair for U.S.-India Policy Studies during the summer of 2016. Mr. Ramanujam has received his undergraduate training as an electrical engineer from Shiv Nadar University in India and holds a master’s degree in Democracy & Governance from the Department of Government at Georgetown University.

Contact Information
Email: SRamanujam [at]
Tel: (202) 775-3297