Experts' profiles - Jyotsna Puri
Jyotsna Puri
Jyotsna (Jo) Puri is currently working as adviser on green economy transformation at UNEP. She has 14 years of professional experience in the field of development, especially in the areas of poverty, environment, infrastructure and energy. She has worked as associate research scientist at the Earth Institute, Columbia University where she was also adjunct faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs.

She has led and been a team member for several thematic and country level evaluations and work in the field of rural development and environment at UNDP. She has also worked in policy assessment at the World Bank where she was the economist for the Guatemala Poverty Assessment and was a consultant at the Development Economics Research Group. Puri is the lead author of a book on development indicators produced by UNDP and the co-author of a book discussing implications of climate change commitments for developing countries. Puri holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Agriculture and Resource Economics, and a Masters in Development Economics.
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