Smita Nakhooda

About Smita Nakhooda
  • Senior Results Management Specialist, Strategy and Policy Department, Asian Development Bank
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Smita Nakhooda is a Senior Results Management Specialist in the Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division of the Strategy and Policy Department of ADB. The Division serves as ADB’s focal point on the Sustainable Development Goals, where she leads this area of work. Prior to joining ADB, Ms. Nakhooda was a Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London, the UK where she led the team working on climate change and finance. Her work focused on strengthening the effectiveness of finance for environmentally sustainable development. Previously she was a Senior Associate at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC, USA from 2003 to 2011, where she led work on energy governance and environmental finance.

Ms. Nakhooda is an Indian national. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Government and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College, USA in 2003.


Building the Policy Environment for SDG Financing in Asia-Pacific: Experiences in Integrated Financing Frameworks

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It is more important than ever before that countries approach financing from a holistic perspective not only for their COVID-19 responses, but in how funds are allocated, spent and leveraged for the SDGs. Governments in Asia-Pacific are taking action to…Read More

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