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Senior Partnership Officer, Global & Multilateral Engagement

Shantanu Mathur

Shantanu Mathur is the lead adviser and senior partnership officer, Global and Multilateral Engagement in the Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Office (GPR). Previously, he was the Lead Adviser to the IFAD’s Associate Vice President, Programme Management. In these roles he has also managed IFAD’s engagement with the G20, the UN Reforms Agenda, coordinated the UN Rome-based Agency Collaboration (IFAD-FAO-WFP) and represents IFAD in selected multilateral partnerships and platforms including the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Mathur previously served as Head of the Quality Assurance Group at IFAD in the Office of the President and Vice President. As Head, Corporate Grant Secretariat he managed the IFAD Grant programme for over 25 years. Co-Chair of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (GDPRD) 2016-19, Mathur was also the first CGIAR Fund Council Chair of the Evaluation and Impact Assessment Committee (EIAC); and served as Vice-Chair of the CGIAR Finance Committee (2001-2004) and Vice Chair, GFAR (2017).

Mathur holds two MA degrees in Economics from Cambridge, United Kingdom and Delhi. He has contributed to five books in the fields of rural development, research and impact assessment.

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