Sudhir Anand

Professor Anand was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Cost of Inaction.

Sudhir Anand is a world-recognized development microeconomist. He has published widely on economic inequality and poverty; undernutrition; human development; population ethics; health economics; human resources for health; health inequalities; and other subjects in economics and health. He is co-author of The Cost of Inaction: Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola. He is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, UK, and Senior Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Professor Anand chaired the WHO Scientific Peer Review Group on health systems performance assessment, and has been a member of various WHO advisory committees. Other affiliations include: Advisor to Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative,  Department of International Development, Oxford since May 2007; Co-Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue Program on Poverty, Columbia University, New York; and Member of the International Jury for the Scientific Francqui Prize 2007 (Human Sciences).

Professor Anand is the author of numerous books and journal articles. He received his MA in mathematics and B.Phil. and D.Phil. in economics from the University of Oxford.