Mr. Sanjay Pradhan, an Indian national, assumed the position of Vice President, World Bank Institute in October 2008.
Prior to that, he was Director of the Bank's Public Sector Group from September 2002, where he chaired the Public Sector Board and oversaw network functions (including strategy, staffing and professional development, knowledge management, quality assurance, and partnerships) for staff across the Bank who work in core areas of public sector management, public finance, and governance. Among the themes covered by this group were administrative and civil service reform, tax policy and administration, public expenditure analysis and management, decentralization, legal and judicial reform, institutional analysis and assessment, and governance and anti-corruption.
Mr. Pradhan joined the Bank in 1986 as a Young Professional in the Industry Department. Since then he has held various positions in the Bank, including Sector Manager, Poverty Reduction and Public Sector, in the South Asia Region. Mr. Pradhan was a principal author of the World Development Report 1997, The State in a Changing World. He completed his PhD and Bachelor’s degrees at Harvard University.