Nipa Banerjee

Nipa Banerjee

Nipa Banerjee earned Doctorate and Master's degrees, specializing in development studies, from Toronto, Carleton and McMaster Universities. She served as a practitioner and policy analyst in international development and foreign aid for over 30 years. She worked with CUSO and IDRC and 33 years in CIDA. She represented CIDA in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and in Afghanistan (2003-2006) heading Canada's aid program in the four latter countries. She joined the University of Ottawa in July of 2007, teaching international development. Her primary objective as a teacher is to transfer development knowledge, expertise and skills to young Canadians and prepare them as analytic and critical thinkers and future practitioners in international development. She strives to promote debates and dialogue on development and aid, aiming to influence public opinion and public policies. She has to her credit several published policy briefs and Chapters on books on Canada's and international Community's role in Afghanistan in a few books. Her geographic area of interest is Asia (focus on south and south-east Asia). Her research interests and sectoral specializations include foreign aid- policies, practical ramifications and impact; development and aid effectiveness; policies, programming for reconstruction and development, management and impact in post conflict low income countries and fragile states, in general, with a special focus on Afghanistan, where she travels frequently. Her other activities comprise capacity building in partner developing countries in planning and managing for results, monitoring & evaluation, aid management & aid effectivness monitorig and evaluation. She conducts evaluation of effectiveness of aid in partner countries. Additionally Nipa has been invited to participate in numerous media events spanning different mediums such as radio/television and on the internet in Canada, the United States and Russia.

Telephone : 613-562-5800 ext. 4531
Fax : 613-562-5817
Email : nipa.banerjee@uottawa.ca
Office (building, room number) :
Social Science Building, 8063

Office hours : By appointment Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Sessional Lecturer

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  • Ph.D., Development Studies-Development Economics, University of Toronto, Toronto, 1977
  • Master, International Development, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1969
  • Master, History, Sociology & Political Economy of developing countries, McMaster University, Hamilton, 1966
  • Bachelor, History, Politics and Economics in developing countries, Calcutta University, India, 1960

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  • Foreign Aid
  • Development policies
  • Fragile states - focus on Afghanistan
  • Development in Asia - focus on South Asia
  • Aid Effectiveness- monitoring and assessment
  • Planning and managing for results, monitoring and evaluation
  • Provision of technical assistance to local developing partner country personnel