Amar Bhattacharya reflects on the role of Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth and the debate surrounding it, as well on the Mutual Assessment Process at CIGI's Issues for 2010 Summits conference (May 2010). Amar Bhattacharya is the Director of the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development.
Amar Bhattacharya (1952), an Indian national, is director for the G-24 since 2007. Before, he was senior advisor, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network at the World Bank. In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating the Bankâ€™s work on international financial architecture.
Since joining the World Bank in 1979, he has had a long-standing involvement in East Asia, including as division chief for country operations in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific, and chief officer for creditworthiness. He was team leader of a special World Bank study that examined the policy implications of private capital flows and financial integration for developing countries, and was part of the Bank's senior team focusing on the East Asia crisis.
Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as an international economist with the First National Bank of Chicago.