Rahul Raturi brings over 30 years of professional experience, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (10 years) and the World Bank (over 20 years), in designing programs for alleviating rural poverty, through agriculture and rural development, and the sustainable management of natural resources. Rahul has worked on countries in East Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and in Sub Saharan Africa – providing leadership in the design of rural and agriculture sector development strategies, and specific development programs, with a special interest in decentralization and local government reform; community driven development programs, to improve rural incomes and local level governance and service delivery; analysis of rural, microfinance and local level institutions; and water resources. At the time of retiring from the World Bank, he was Sector Manager, for Agriculture and Rural Development in the East Asia and Pacific Region.
Since 2010, Rahul has been working as an Independent Public Policy Professional. In 2012 he was invited to become a member of the National Government Task Force of the Government of India on supporting Performance Management in National and State Government Agencies. He has also been engaged on various policy and investment program related tasks, working with international and local organizations, such as the World Bank, JICA, the Government of India, as well as civil society. He has worked with PTF International in India, Nepal and Myanmar, and is a founding director of the Partnership for Transparency Foundation India, which aims to work with local NGOs and communities in improving the governance around the delivery of services and programs targeted at the poor. Finally, he has been a guest lecturer, most recently at the Business School at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell Campus).