Professor Priya Shyamsundar

Lead Economist
The Nature Conservancy

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I am Lead Economist at The Nature Conservancy.  With extensive experience on the economics of environment and development, my research covers a range of local to global urban and rural environmental problems. 

At TNC, I lead a Global Science program on the economics of conservation that focuses on valuing green infrastructure, evaluating economic and social outcomes, identifying economic instruments and assessing behavioral nudges that may motivate environmental actions. 

Previously, I was Founder Director of SANDEE, a research network that helps examine and identify solutions to shared environment-development challenges across seven countries in South Asia. I have served on advisory committees associated with the Government of India, the World Bank and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. 

I have also consulted extensively for the World Bank, most recently working with the Program on Forests to develop a comprehensive framework on forests and poverty.

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