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Principal Public Management Specialist, Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank
Since joining ADB in 2017, Hanif’s focus is on leading and contributing to operational engagements in public investment management for better service delivery. Prior to ADB, he was the senior operations officer at the World Bank Group (2010–2017). He has supported operations in India, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Tajikistan, and Mongolia. He has a doctorate degree from University College London and is a postdoctoral fellow at Canada’s McGill University.
A series of reviews or "gateway" assessments by an independent agency helps ensure proper preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects.
A sound governance framework, supported by qualitative and quantitative value for money analysis, maximizes benefits from infrastructure investments.
Design a framework that minimizes extra-contractual renegotiations and upholds prudence and transparency.
To mainstream PPPs in the water sector, implement a holistic governance framework, foster an enabling environment, and incorporate transaction design.
Increasing disaster risks in developing countries call for strategic planning and investments in resilient and low-carbon infrastructure.
Challenges include creating an enabling environment, national and sectoral planning, multiyear assessment of fiscal risks, and gaps in project preparation.