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Dr. Ravindra P. Rannan-Eliya is Executive Director & Fellow of the Institute of Health (IHP). He has expertise in a number of areas relating to health systems equity, health financing and policy, social protection and public expenditure analysis, with research, consulting and field experience in UK, Serbia, Turkey, Kyrgyz Republic, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia.

He is a leading international expert in health expenditure estimation and projection methods and health accounts systems, collaborating extensively with WHO, World Bank, OECD and Eurostat and has been lead analyst of several assessments of pension and social security schemes in Sri Lanka, and currently leading team designing new pension scheme for informal workers. He has extensive experience in design and analysis of large household and health care provider surveys, in a diverse range of settings (Africa, Asia, Latin America).

His doctoral work from Harvard University USA focused on research on developing comparable indicators of trends in productivity of public sector health delivery systems.