Herath Gunatilake

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Gunatilake joined ADB as an environment specialist and served as natural resource economist, economist, and energy economist in different departments. Prior to joining ADB, he served as head of the department and professor of environmental economics in a Sri Lankan university. He had published more than 50 journal articles; about 25 ADB publications; and five books on energy, natural resources, and environmental economics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (Sri Lanka), Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture (Norway), Masters in Natural Resources Management (Norway), and PhD in Resource Economics (United States). He also received Harvard, Cambridge, and Gothenburg University training in environmental economics.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Impact of the Electricity Price Increase on Households: Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable for Relief 07 May 2024 Slides Energy, Environment, Social Development and Protection
ADB’s Strategic Approach for the SDGs 21 February 2018 Slides Environment
Creating Enabling Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for Green Business 22 November 2016 Multimedia Environment, Private Sector
Aid Modality and Aid Effectiveness 05 June 2007 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Capacity Development, Economics