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Maninder Gill has been working as a sociologist at the World Bank for the past five years, on leave of absence from the Indian Administrative Service, the senior civil service of India. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was responsible for planning and implementing the resettlement program for the 3500 families belonging to indigenous groups affected by the Narmada project in Maharashtra State. For the first four years of his tenure at the Bank, he worked on a broad range of social issues in development projects in the World Bank's East Asia and South Asia regions. Since July 1997, he has been appointed Coordinator of the Bank's "resettlement thematic group," a group consisting of about 35 resettlement professionals working both at the headquarters and field offices of the World Bank.


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