Animesh Shrivastava is the Program Leader for Sustainable Development in Central Asia based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Animesh Shrivastava has wide experience in country and operational assignments. He served as a Program Leader for Rural and Urban Transformation in India, focusing on developing the agribusiness and the rural-urban transformation agendas.
Animesh is a member of the Agriculture Global Practice and was the Country Sector Coordinator for Agriculture and Rural Development in India. He has worked on a range of agriculture and rural development themes from both analytical and operational sides.
He has also been active under the Global Food and Agriculture Security Program (GAFSP), for which he task-managed the preparation of the two GAFSP-supported projects in South Asia (Bangladesh and Nepal) which are currently under implementation.
Animesh has also worked cross-sectorally on a number of themes and issues. He was the cluster leader for the India Water Beam – a cross-Practice umbrella for consolidating water-related activities – as well as the program coordinator for the South Asia food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI), again a cross-Practice effort to enable more effective actions relating to food and nutrition security in South Asia.
Animesh holds a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford.