Local Governance Policy Specialist in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at the United Nations Development Programme
Amita Gill is the Local Governance Policy Specialist in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at the United Nations Development Programme, with over 15 years’ experience in policy development and the design and management of local governance and recovery programmes. She has focused on service delivery, decentralization, federalism and strengthening state-society relations in urban and rural settings. She has supported local governance programming in a variety of settings including Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Madagascar, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Sudan, Indonesia, Philippines, Central African Republic, Yemen, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. She has been a contributing specialist to different policy fora including the World Humanitarian Summit and Habitat III. Prior to joining the United Nations, Amy worked with non-governmental organisations, DFID and the EU. Amy holds a Master of Science in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London.