Economic Advisory Services

Overview

The Economic Advisory Services (EAS) team works in the areas of urban and rural economic services, economics and public policy, government financial sector regulation, and trade. The EAS team comprises 136 professionals with over 15 years of experience serving clients in the private sector, public sector, and across all levels of government. It has a track record of successfully delivering multiple assignments with development cooperation agencies such as Asian Development Bank, UK Aid, JBIC, KfW, GIZ, UNDP, the World Bank, JICA, European Union, multinational firms, and private equity players.

The geographical coverage of assignments undertaken by the EAS team spans Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Caribbean countries, China, Mongolia, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Malawi, Maldives, Middle East (UAE and Saudi Arabia), Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Marshall Islands and East Africa.

Our Service Offerings

The Economic Advisory Services (EAS) practice comprises a wide canvas of service offerings. These include four major pillars of work:

Urban and Rural Economic Services

Our Urban and Rural Economic Services practice is one of the leading advisors in the urban infrastructure sector. Our end-to-end cross-functional service offerings span across water supply, waste management, sewerage and sanitation, housing, disaster and resilience, sports and related services.

We have a dedicated team of qualified professionals from civil and public health engineering, urban planning, environment management, economics, finance, public policy, business administration, with national and international project experience. The practice has over 15 years of experience in working with clients in the private sector, public sector and across all levels of government as well as key donors such as ADB, AFD, DFID, JBIC, KfW, GTZ, UNDP and the World Bank.

We have undertaken projects for various local and state governments in more than 15 states and union territories of India. Our international engagements include projects in Bangladesh, Maldives, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Africa and the Middle East.

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Public Financial Management

The Public Financial Management (PFM) unit has been closely working with clients in the public sector and with all levels of the government as well as key donors such as DFID, JBIC, World Bank and ADB. Projects undertaken by the PFM team involve budget management, revenue administration, public sector enterprise reforms, budget reform, revenue augmentation strategies, automation/ computerisation, expenditure frameworks, macroeconomic forecasting and debt management. An intrinsic component of these projects has been training and capacity building of government counterparts working with the PFM team on specific modules. In addition, the team has gained traction in the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA)/Fiduciary Risk Assessment (FRA) area with assignments across South Asia and Africa. PwC India has been the pioneer in providing advisory services to governments in the South Asian region in the PFM domain and has unmatched experience across South Asia, East and Central Asia and also in Africa.

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Economics and Public Policy

The Economics and Public Policy team consists of specialists who apply quantitative techniques/econometric models in developing solutions for clients. For over half a decade, the team has been helping clients in devising strategies, studies, reports, policy recommendations and application tools. Given our experience in the government sector, we are uniquely positioned to advise both the government sector and private sector. Our work stream is tuned in such a way that it benefits both start-ups and mature firms. Our service offerings include macro-micro linkage, micro-economic analysis, impact evaluation, competition economics, development of economic accounts, economic intelligence through econometric analysis and central bank and financial stability related services.

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Economics of Trade

Our Economics of Trade practice is one of the leading advisors in MSME development, ease of doing business (EoDB) and access to finance. Our end-to-end cross-functional service offerings span across access to finance, cluster development, women entrepreneurship, supply chain finance, policy reforms, regulatory assessment, micro insurance, banking and project finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME), value chain mapping, design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, process reengineering for MSMEs and support services for EoDB.

We have a dedicated team of qualified professionals from the following sectors - development, banking, finance, public policy and business administration, with national and international project experience. The Economics of Trade practice has over 15 years of experience in working with clients in the private sector, public sector and across all levels of government as well as key donors such as ADB, DFID, JICA, USAID, UNCDF, UNDP and the World Bank.

We have undertaken projects for various local and state governments and union territories of India. Our international engagements include projects in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Ranen Banerjee

Ranen Banerjee

Leader, PwC India

Tel: +91 12 4330 6009

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