Arin Dutta

Arin Dutta

Senior Health Specialist
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Arin Dutta is a Senior Health Specialist at ADB. He is a health economist who has worked extensively on health sector reform and health financing, especially on scale-up of health insurance schemes. Before ADB, he held lead technical roles while supporting USAID-funded projects across Asia and the Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa and worked on innovative financing for social protection in Asia. He has experience in health system strengthening, with a focus on primary care and maternal and reproductive health costing and financing. Previously, he worked at Palladium and Abt Associates, both USAID implementer organizations, as well as the Clinton Foundation, RAND, and the World Bank. He has a PhD in Policy Analysis, with a focus on health economics, a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi.


  • | Papers and Briefs | Sustainable Development Working Papers

    Adult Vaccination in Asia and the Pacific: Policies, Financial Needs, and Fiscal Impacts

    Immunization is one of the most cost-effective tools for improving health and well-being. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic illustrated the importance of having a well-functioning vaccination delivery system that can deliver vaccines to all population groups.

  • | Papers and Briefs | ADB Briefs

    Expanding Hospital Access in Rural and Remote Areas

    This brief analyzes the challenges of providing hospital services to rural and remote communities in Asia and the Pacific and suggests ways of expanding access as demographics, technology, and climate risk evolve.
  • | Papers and Briefs | ADB Briefs

    Achieving Integrated Primary Care in Asia and the Pacific

    Analyzing the hurdles to developing cost-effective integrated primary care in Asia and the Pacific, this brief sets out ways health-care providers can improve services for patients as they grapple with ageing societies and the rise of non-communicable diseases.