Dr. Giridhar is an International Faculty Member and Resource Person of ADCC. His areas of specialization include Result-Based Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation; Management Capacity Development; Population Ageing and Implications for Development.
Giri retired from UNFPA in 2009 as the Director, UNFPA Country Technical Services Team for East and Southeast Asia.
From 1995 -2003, he was Management Adviser at UNFPA CST/Kathmandu that served South and West Asia. Prior to joining UNFPA, Giri served as Director of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur from 1992 – 1995; Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA from 1992 – 1997; Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1978 – 1989); and Management Adviser, International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989 – 1991). Giri also worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and East-West Centre, Hawaii as Intern.
Dr. Giridhar holds D.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA; Diploma in Population Sciences, International Institute for Population Sciences, India; Certificate in Demography, Demographic Training and Research Center, India; Master of Statistics in Statistics and Econometrics, Madras University, India; and B.Sc. in Statistics from Loyola College, Madras University, India