Dr. (Ms) Uma Lele
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1998

Born in Koregaon, Satara, India on 28 August 1941. Educated at Ferguson College, Pune, B.A. 1960 & M.S. 1963; Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Ph.D.1965.

Independent Scholar, currently working on a Book titled: Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture; Commissioner, International Initiative For Impact Evaluation, (3IE); Senior Advisor, The Global Water Partnership; Senior Advisor, The Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Nebraska Water Center, the University of Nebraska; Member, President's Advisory Council, Cornell University.

Senior Adviser, The Operations Evaluation Department, World Bank, 2000-2005, and various other research and management positions in the World Bank, 1971-2000; Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1973-74; Graduate Research Professor and Director of International Studies, University of Florida, 1991-95; Director Global Development Initiative, the Carter Center, 1992-93; Member, Board of Directors, Center for International Forestry Research, (CIFOR), 1992-93; Member of the Technical Advisory Committee, CGIAR, 1994-95; formerly on the Board of Directors of Institute of Development Studies 2006-2012; Panel Member, Independent External Evaluation of FAO 2006-2007.

Awards/Honours: American Association of Agricultural Scientists Outstanding Scientist of Indian Origin, 1995.

Fellow: American Agricultural Economic Association, 1999.

Research Areas: Global development, global public policies and partnerships, agriculture and rural development, environment management, human health, aid effectiveness

Address: 700 New Hampshire Avenue, Apt 304, Washington, D.C. 20037, USA; [Tel: Res. 202-337-1916, Cell: 571-274-1916; Email: uma@umalele.org; umalele1@gmail.com]

Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2015-2016