dr. (Sunil) S Tankha

dr. (Sunil) S Tankha
Assistant professor International Institute of Social Studies
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I3-18
Email
tankha@iss.nl

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Sunil Tankha is Assistant Professor of States, Societies and World Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His research focuses on development policies and governance, in particular on issues related to infrastructure (electric power and water) and public sector management. He combines research with policy advice, symbiotically generating data and ideas which can help policymakers approach wicked problems with more nuanced approaches. He has worked intensively on four continents, and has substantial country experience in Brazil, Georgia, India, Netherlands, and the United States. In addition, he has worked in several other developing countries, including Argentina and Mexico in Latin America, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in South Asia, and Uganda in Africa. He speaks English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi and Bengali fluently, and has some knowledge of Dutch, Russian and Urdu.

In Brazil, he has studied intensively policy reforms in electric power and water management. He has also prepared reports for the World Bank on involuntary resettlement policies and practices in Ceará and on policies for urban re-development and the promotion of the creative industries in Pernambuco.

In India, he has written articles, reports and case studies on participatory water management, and reform in the water and sanitation sector. He has analyzed problems in reforming the power sector in the country. In addition, he has analyzed institutional arrangements for climate change adaptation at the state level. Currently, he is involved in a large project investigating climate change adaptation policies in practices in the Himalayan-Hindukush mountain ranges.

In Georgia, he led a project on Civil Society for Development, which involved organizing civil society groups to organize for raising awareness of decentralization and local governance issues. The network and activities developed through this project contributed to the development and passage of groundbreaking legislation in local government, including the provision for direct election of mayors.

In the United States he has prepared reports on large scale government procurement policies and their effects on industrial development, as well as on water management in the Texas-Mexico cross-border region.

 

  • Sunil Tankha (2021) - Economic, political, and social transformation in Brazil: a study in disorderly progress - Oxford University Press
  • Sunil Tankha & T Rauken (2015) - Climate politics, emission scenarios and negotiation stances in India - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Sunil Tankha & B Fuller (2011) - Tempered Responsiveness through Regulatory Negotiations: Managing Unanticipated Innovations Emerging from Participation Reforms - World Scientific
  • Sunil Tankha (2011) - Partial Privatization and Nested Regulation: Institutional Choices in Public Sector and Regulatory Reform - World Scientific
  • Sunil Tankha (2011) - Partial Privatization and Nested Regulation: Institutional Choices in Public Sector and Regulatory Reform - World Scientific
  • Sunil Tankha (2010) - Planning for Power: Lessons from Three Generations of Brazilian Electricity Reforms - Routledge
  • Sunil Tankha (2009) - Planning for Power. Lessons from Three Generations of Brazilian Electricity Reforms - Routledge

  • Sunil Tankha & Des Gasper (2009) - Trees and Water - Mainstreaming Environment In The Graduate Policy Analysis Curriculum

  • Sunil Tankha (2008) - Lost in Transition: Interpreting the Brazilian Electric Power Privatisation Failure - ISS
  • Ashwani Saith & Sunil Tankha (1992) - Longitudinal Analysis of Structural Change in a North Indian Village: 1970-1987. Some Preliminary Findings
  • Ashwani Saith & Sunil Tankha (1991) - Longitudinal Analysis of Structural Transformation in a North Indian Village 1970-1987 - ISS

4339 Development Management and Reforms

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4339-21-22

4392 GDP: Working towards the RP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4392-21-22

5401 Research Paper

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-5401-21-22

General Information

Year
2021
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-21-22

Board of Examiners

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-BOE-21-22

Major GDP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-GDP-21-22

4209 Policy Analysis and Design

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4209-21-22

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