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Dr Nagesh Kumar is Director-General of Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi.
A PhD in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Dr Kumar has been on the faculty of RIS since 1985. During 1993-98, Dr Kumar served on the faculty of the United Nations University-Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH now UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, the Netherlands, and directed its research programme on Globalization, FDI and technology transfers in developing countries. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UN-ESCAP, ILO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, among other organizations.
Dr Kumar has been appointed by the Government of India as member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of India. He also serves on the Governing Boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva; the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), Kathmandu; and the Institute of Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, besides a number of government committees and expert groups.
He is the Recipient of the Exim Bank of India's first International Trade Research Award in 1989 and a GDN Medal for best research awarded by the World Bank and the Japanese Government in 2000.

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