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REGIONAL CHAIR

DR AMAR PATNAIK

INDIA

Dr Amar Patnaik is an Indian politician and public intellectual. He was an Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) officer and former principal accountant general (PAG) of Sikkim, Odisha, West Bengal, and Kerala.

Since June 2019, Dr Patnaik is an elected Member of Parliament of India, representing Odisha in the Rajya Sabha and general secretary of the BJD Parliamentary Party office.

Dr Patnaik has a background in law from Utkal University and holds two master's degrees: one in finance and systems from the Xavier’s Institute of Management, and another in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Within global health, Dr Amar Patnaik has a longstanding track record of working closely to strengthen healthcare systems, through budget allocation & reinforcing the power of social determinants of health, such as education and sanitation infrastructures.

His current research interests include institutional perspectives on developmental interventions and public policy, transparency and accountability, public finance reforms, urban sector governance, energy security, environment and sustainability issues.

Dr Amar Patnaik is a member of UNITE since August 2020.

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