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Professor Prathivadi Anand

Professor-Public Policy & Sustainability

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 233957


Dr Anand is a specialist in environmental economics and public policy with a focus on the interface of urban economy, environment and sustainability. Dr Anand has held various leadership positions including as the Head of Centre for International Development at Bradford (2010-2015). Currently he is the PI of a three year British Academy funded project on infrastructure governance for inclusive, smart and sustainable cities (jointly with Prof Rajan of IIT Madras, India). He was the team leader and principal author of the Mongolia National Human Development Report 2011 titled From vulnerability to sustainability for UNDP. Previously, he had co-organised and led two international workshops at Cambridge (2006 and 2009) and a major international conference at Bradford (2011). He served as elected member of the Senate (2007-2010 and 2013-18) and elected member of senate on the University Council (2015-18). He is a council member of the Development Studies Association and a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association.


Teaching interests

Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Governance for Development

Public Policy Analysis

Sustainable Cities

Teaching highlights

Winner of Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching- July 2017

Winner of Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in September 2016 for my work with Chevening Scholars and promoting Chevening Scholarships at Bradford.

Winner of National Award for Student Nominated Award for Teaching Excellence, Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy, September 2005.

Winner of the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching, July 2001

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  

Year Module code Title Subject
DEV7033-BProject Planning and Design
DEV7038-BIssues in Development Practice (AfDB)
PES7048-BSecurity and Development in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Areas
DEV7037-BPolicy Analysis for Governance and Development
DEV7042-BPolicy Analysis for Governance and Development (Distance Learning)
PES7052-BSustainable Cities
DEV7026-BCritical Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Professional activities

  • Organiser: Organised a Workshop on ‘Markets, governance and human development’ at Robinson College, Cambridge, jointly with Des Gasper and Miriam Teschl
  • Principal Investigator: Principal investigator on project ‘Sharing water peacefully: Understanding when collective action for sharing water works and why’ - with a focus on River Cauvery dispute in India - supported by a Small research grant of the British Academy
  • Principal Organiser: Principal Organiser of an international conference on ‘Making development inclusive: MDGs and beyond’
  • Programme Director: Programme director, Chevening Fellowship programme of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Reform, regulation and public service provision
  • Programme Director: Team leader and programme director, knowledge transfer programme of executive education for senior staff of China Development Bank
  • Specialist Consultant: Specialist consultant - design and conduct of household surveys for understanding socio-economic well-being of communities in remote mountain regions in the Pamirs of Tajikistan for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
  • tbc: Delivering economic and regulatory reform
  • Research: Designed and conducted a study for the evaluation of ‘Aim 4- right to be heard’ for Oxfam GB
  • tbc: National Human Development Report of Mongolia


TitleCovid-19 and the digital revolution (2020)
AuthorsHantrais L., Allin P., Kritikos M., Sogomonjan M., Anand PB, Livingstone S., Williams M., and Innes M
JournalContemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis
TitleAssessing smart city projects and their implications for public policy in the Global South (2020)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalContemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences
TitleAssessing smart city projects and their implications for public policy in the Global South (2020)
AuthorsPrathivadi Anand
JournalContemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
TitleData quality and governance in a UK social housing initiative: Implications for smart sustainable cities (2018)
AuthorsDuvier, C., Anand, P. B., Oltean-Dumbrava, C. (2018). “Data quality and governance in a UK social housing initiative: Implications for smart sustainable cities”, International Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Special Issue on Smart and Sustainable Cities: Policy, Urban Public Services & Social Issues, October 2017, Vol 39, pages 358–365,, ISSN 2210-6707
JournalSustainable Cities and Society
TitleThe complexity and consequences of the policy implementation dealing with sustainable ideas (2018)
AuthorsPurnomo E.;Anand P.;Choi J.
JournalJournal of Sustainable Forestry
TitleGovernance and economics of smart cities: opportunities and challenges (2018)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.; Navio-Marco, J.
TitleData quality and governance in a UK social housing initiative: Implications for smart sustainable cities (2018)
AuthorsDuvier, Caroline; Anand, Prathivadi B.; Oltean-Dumbrava, Crina
TitleThe conflict of forest tenure and the emergence of community based forest management in Indonesia (2014)
AuthorsPurnomo, Eko P.; Anand, Prathivadi B.
TitleRight to information and local governance: An exploration. (2011)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleRight to Water and Access to Water: An Assessment (2007)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleSemantics of success or pragmatics of progress?: An assessment of India's progress with drinking water supply (2007)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalJournal of Environment and Development
TitleCapability, Sustainability and Collective Action: An Examination of a River Water Dispute (2007)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleWater and Identity: An analysis of the Cauvery River water dispute (2004)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleFinancing the provision of global public goods (2004)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalWorld Economy
TitleFrom conflict to co-operation: Some design issues for local collective action institutions in cities (2003)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalJournal of International Development
TitleIntroduction: Conflict and co-operation for natural resources (2003)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalJournal of International Development
TitleFinancing the Provision of Global Public Goods. (2002)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleDevelopment and the environment: An introduction (2000)
AuthorsPerman R.;Anand P.
JournalJournal of Economic Studies
TitleCo-operation and the urban environment: An exploration (2000)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalJournal of Development Studies
TitleWaste management in Madras revisited (1999)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalEnvironment and Urbanization
TitlePreferences, inequity and entitlements: Some issues from a CVM study of water supply in Madras, India (1999)
AuthorsAnand P.;Perman R.
JournalJournal of International Development
TitleNew Frontiers of the Capability Approach (2018)
AuthorsComim F, Fennell S, Anand PB
PublisherCambridge University Press
TitleScarcity, Entitlements and the Economics of Water in Developing Countries (2007)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleIssues of inequality in managing water supply in asian cities (2019)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalThe Challenge of Environmental Management in Urban Areas
TitleExtractive economies, institutions and development: implications for BRICS and Emerging Economies (2019)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleBRICS and Emerging Economies: an assessment (2019)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.; Comim, F.; Fennell, S.
TitleCities and the Capability Approach (2018)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleSustainability and the capability approach: from theory to practice? (2014)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleAddressing infrastructure needs in post-conflict reconstruction: An introduction to alternative planning approaches (2013)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalAssessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
TitleEnvironmental valuation (2012)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleEnvironmental valuation (2012)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalCurrent Issues in Project Analysis for Development
TitleMeeting the MDG water target in Asia: The role of regional co-operation (2008)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalInfrastructure and Trade in Asia
TitleCauvery dispute: An analysis of a river dispute (2007)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleHandbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies (2020)
AuthorsPB Anand, S Fennell, F Comim
PublisherOxford University Press
TitleTowards Green and Inclusive Prosperity: Building green economies that deliver on poverty reduction (2015)
AuthorsBann, C.; Anand, Prathivadi B.; Iftikar, U.; Scott, T.; Bouma, G.; Dutta, S.
TitleExtractive Economies and Sustainable Development: An analysis of infrastructure, health and social development (2014)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
TitleFrom Vulnerability to Sustainability: National Human Development Report of Mongolia 2011 (2011)
Other typeEditorial
TitleGovernance and economics of smart cities: opportunities and challenges (2018)
AuthorsAnand P.;Navío-Marco J.
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Other typeWorking Paper
TitleViolence and urbanisation: The Kerala-Bihar paradox and beyond. (2009)
AuthorsAnand, Prathivadi B.
Other typeEditorial
TitleGuest editorial: Conceptual framework and overview. Special issue on human security, well-being and sustainability: Rights, responsibilities and priorities (2007)
AuthorsAnand P.;Gasper D.
JournalJournal of International Development
Other typeReviews
TitleIndia's economic policy reforms: A review (1999)
AuthorsAnand P.
JournalJournal of Economic Studies