Ajit M. Banerjee is a consultant on foreign policy and governance. He was a faculty member of the National Institute of Public Administration, Consultant to Punjab government, and Government of India on management improvement. He was invited by the United Nations (UN) and assigned to the UN Economic Commission for Asia and Far East (ESCAP), as Regional Advisor, to assist Asian and Pacific governments on administrative reform, civil service restructuring, and capacity building for development. This was followed by appointment as Deputy Director of the UN Center for Development Administration. Dr Banerjee was the main architect of the concept of the Regional Center based in Malaysia. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Director of the Center. Later, he was assigned to UN Headquarters in New York as Special Advisor and Principal Coordinator for administrative reform, governance, and foreign policy programmes. He led over 50 UN missions to governments in Asia, Middle East, West Africa, and Caribbean countries dealing with these programmes, and advised on establishing foreign service training institutes. He was also part of a core group of specialists for political negotiations to several governments (Cambodia, Cyprus, Namibia, Haiti, Afghanistan), in peace maintenance and governance. His books include Organization of Government of India, published by Asia Publishing House; Asian Civil Service, published by EROPA; Renewing Governance, published by Tata McGraw-Hill; co-edited Reinventing the United Nations, published by Prentice-Hall; and UN International Civil Service: Perceptions and Realities, published by Academic Foundation. He has contributed numerous technical articles in professional journals. He obtained his MA from Maxwell School, and PhD in Public Policy as a Fellow in Social Sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation. Paul Appleby Award was bestowed on him 2013, for his outstanding service in Public Policy and Management.
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