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Shanker Lal

Lead Procurement Specialist

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Shanker is a Lead Procurement Specialist at the Solution and Innovations in Procurement (SIP) Department of the Governance Global Practice and is based in New Delhi (India). He has a post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU) and Graduate Diploma in Purchasing & Supply from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, U.K.(MCIPS). Since July 2014, he is the Country Focal Point for the India Procurement Team. Apart from heading the Bank Procurement Team in India, he has been working on procurement capacity building and procurement reform initiatives. He has been the Task Leader for (a) Development of an Assessment Tool for Public Procurement Agencies in Health Sector in India (2009); (b) Conducting a Market survey of manufacturers and suppliers of health sector goods for improving procurement performance (2011); (c) Conducting a study of the operation of dispute resolution mechanisms in India (2013); (d) Setting up procurement observatories in low income states in India (2013-14); and (f) Conducting the assessment of procurement systems (using OECD-DAC methodology) in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Before joining the Bank, he was working for Department for International Development (DFID), Government of U.K. at New Delhi office.

His current areas of interest are framework agreements, health sector procurement, demand-side procurement reforms, procurement performance benchmarking and open contract data.