The Society for International Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Pooja Rangaprasad as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development.

In her capacity as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development, Pooja will lead and facilitate strengthened policy dialogue and advocacy efforts of the Civil Society FfD Group towards UN Member States, with special reference to the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Regional Economic (and Social) Commissions, while also promoting a Southern-led agenda based on human rights, equity and sustainability. She will also contribute to facilitating the Civil Society FfD Group’s partnership relations with the UN Secretariat and the Institutional Stakeholders of the FfD process as well as SID’s ongoing coordination of the Civil Society FfD Group, including the preparations for the annual FfD Forum, the HLPF and the UNGA High-Level Event.

Pooja previously worked as Policy Coordinator at Financial Transparency Coalition, providing strategic policy direction to the global network working to curtail illicit financial flows. Prior to that, Pooja worked at the Delhi-based think tank Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) where she established their work on illicit financial flows, including building a network of Asian organisations working on these issues, and led policy engagement efforts on tax at the national, regional and global levels. Pooja has closely tracked issues of tax and illicit financial flows in global norm-setting processes in the G20, OECD and particularly the United Nations (UN). Prior to joining the development sector, she worked briefly at Goldman Sachs. Pooja holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from London School of Economics where she graduated with the Titmuss Prize for Outstanding Performance.

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