Master of Public Affairs (Sciences Po, Paris)
BSc Politics and International Relations (London School of Economics and Political Science)
BSc Psychology (University College London)
Sumedh joined the GSDRC in 2010. He has worked as a policy analyst and researcher with the Overseas Development Institute, Development Initiatives, Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development and with the UK Department for International Development.
He has worked on issues related to peacebuilding, statebuilding, capacity development and aid with a recent focus on aid architecture, donor reform in relation to risk and aid instruments in fragile states. He is fluent in English, French, Japanese and Konkani.
Baudienville, G., Domingo, P., Basu Ray, D. Rao, S., Hedger, E. (2010) ‘Aid Instruments in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations : Impacts on the State- and Peace-Building Agenda’ Overseas Development Institute paper submitted to DFID
Development Initiatives, (2009) ‘Mapping of Transition Financing Procedures and Mechanisms’ submitted to OECD INCAF Task Team on Financing and Aid Architecture.
Rao, S., Higgins-Steele, A., Konialis, E., Ota M., Wong, I. (2008) ‘Lessons Learned from Regional Approaches to Peacebuilding’, submitted to the UN Peacebuilding Support Office
Policy Report Contributions
OECD-UNECA Mutual Review for Development Effectiveness in Africa Report (2009)
OECD-UNECA Development Finance in Africa: From Monterrey to Doha (2009)
OECD DAC 2008 Report on Multilateral Aid, DCD/DAC(2008)58/ADD