Experts' profiles - Anjan Datta
Anjan Datta
Anjan Datta studied Economics and Development Studies. After receiving a Masters in Economics with Honours, he started his career as a development worker and later moved into research leading to Ph.D in Development Studies. In 2002 he joined the United Nations Environment Programme as Programme Officer, and presently he acts as the Officer-in-Charge of the UNEP/GPA Coordination Office.

Prior to joining UNEP he worked with various research institutes, UN agencies, the World Bank, NGOs and bi-lateral donor agencies from 1976 to 1999. During this time he also worked at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands as a Fellow. In 1999 he joined the University of Leeds, UK as a staff member. During his tenure in the University of Leeds (1999 to 2002) he also acted as a Research Coordinator for the South Asia Sustainable Livelihood Policy Research Programme, and worked as a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Water Policy and Development housed within the School of Geography.

Over the years he has published extensively on land and water resources management. He is the author of three books, published numerous articles for academic journals and edited books, and written many research monographs.
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