Arun Arya
I dream of a world free of poverty with shared prosperity. The world where there is no discrimination and injustice. The world which is liberal, secure, and values individual freedom. The world that values integrity, respect and sincerity.

I am contributing my bit as a leader in governance and public sector management with over 25 years of extensive operational experience in 14 countries spanning across South Asia, Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, Africa, Central America and East Asia and Pacific regions, as part of the government, as an adviser to the government and an independent evaluator.

My core competencies include Public Finance Management, Digital Government, Anti-Corruption, Law and Public Administration, Civil Service Management, Criminal Administration and Civil Society Engagement. I fight for providing justice and prosperity to the underprivileged.
I have a proven track- record of policy-making and public administration as part of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) under Government of India; that of influencing legislations, policies, design and execution of government programs as an advisor to the government while working for the World Bank and DANIDA; and, an independent evaluator as part of the Independent Evaluation Group.
With about 14-year operational experience in the World Bank, I have an excellent track-record in leading policy dialogues in countries like Yemen, Iraq, Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Honduras, Ghana, Nepal, Sierra Leone, and Indonesia where I delivered high quality technical assistance, analytical work, investment lending, and advisory services. I have experience of being a country-based Governance Adviser in Yemen for 4 years and Indonesia for 3 years (currently posted and continuing).
Prior to joining the Bank, I have worked in the Indian Administrative Service, where I have served as the District Magistrate, Managing Director, Divisional Commissioner, Director/ Head of Department, and Secretary to the Government. I have also worked for the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA) as their Senior Sector Adviser for Water and Sanitation sector for Government of Bangladesh for two years.
about arun arya

Global Footprint



India needs a new Health Minister now!

April 29, 2021
Please listen to Dr Devi Shetty. A very calm presentation of the impending disaster, with practical solutions. This is the kind of approach we need on an immediate basis. I would like to urge our … Continued

Oxygen Emergency in India

April 26, 2021
Picture this: – AIIMS raises alarm over shortage of oxygen and restricts admission to emergency ward. – 25 patients in Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi, died for lack of oxygen. – Moolchand hospital has sent out … Continued

Obtained Certificate in Data Science from Harvard University!

April 1, 2021
I am feeling accomplished to have completed a certificate course in Data Science from Harvard University! This is the first course I did with Harvard and was extremely pleased with the methodology adopted – the … Continued

Why Indonesia needs to prioritize its capital budgets to meet development goals?

March 18, 2021
Prior to 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Indonesia’s economy had shown relatively robust growth over the last couple years,  averaging at around 5 percent year-on-year. Infrastructure investment is one high potential area Indonesia can … Continued