Dr. Sekhar Bonu

Dr Sekhar Bonu is a Senior Fellow at the NITI Aayog. He worked as the Director General of the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) from April 2019 to June 2022. Before joining NITI Aayog, Dr Bonu worked with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila for 15 years. At ADB, he worked in health, urban infrastructure development and regional cooperation, mainly in South Asia.

Dr Bonu worked in the Indian Administrative Services and served as a civil servant in Rajasthan between 1987-2003, among others, as district magistrate, director of primary and secondary education, and chief executive officer of state-owned enterprises.  Dr Sekhar Bonu has a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He has a research interest in state capacity building, and outcomes measurements, and has published in peer-review journals.

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