Prof. Prajapati Trivedi is currently the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for SDG Implementation. Earlier he worked as Senior Director in the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He is a visiting Economics faculty at the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he has taught various courses for the last 40 years. Currently a Visiting International Fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, Washington, DC, Prof. Trivedi has served in several key position in the Government of India, including, Secretary to the Government of India in the Cabinet Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, and Chairman, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention from 2009-2014 and Economic Adviser to the Government of India from 1992-1994.
Prof. Trivedi Worked as a Senior Economist with the World Bank from 1995-2009 and STC Chair Professor of Public Sector Management at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (1987-1992). He received M.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics in 1972 and Ph. D. (Economics) from Boston University in 1985. Author of five books and several academic papers, he has worked in more than 50 countries around the world. An elected life-time Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration, USA, he became the first Indian to receive the International Public Administration Award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of public administration as a scholar and practitioner.
Prof. Trivedi was awarded the Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Management Practice Award for 2019 in Washington, DC. This award is presented each year by the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The Harry Hatry Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding teaching, education, training, and consultation in performance management has made a significant contribution to the practice of public administration.