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Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati University, India

Saumya Chakrabarti did his MPhil and PhD from University of Calcutta, India. He is currently holding the position of Associate Professor (Economics) in Visva-Bharati University, India. He has collaborated/undertaken various national (UGC/ICSSR) and international (SANEI) projects.

 

Saumya Chakrabarti es maestro por la Universidad de Calcuta, India. Actualmente es Pro...

Founder and Director, SPARC

Sheela Patel is the founder and director of SPARC, an NGO committed to supporting the network of community federations in the Indian cities that work with poor men and women living in informal settlements towards forced evictions and access to basic services. A post graduate in Social Work by education, she is also the chair of Shack dwellers international which is a transnational network of...

Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009.

Dr. Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy ...

Assistant Professor, Chitkara University, Punjab

Ms Shweta Sharma works as an Assistant Professor at Chitkara School of Languages, Chitkara University in Rajpura, Punjab. Ms Sharma holds a Master’s Degree in Water Resources Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India. She has done research under the guidance of Dr. Anil Kumar Roy, Associate Professor, CEPT University on ‘Perceptions and Adaptations of the Coastal Comm...

Postdoctoral Research Economist, London School of Economics

Simon Franklin is a Postdoctoral Research Economist at the London School of Economics, at the Centre for Economic Performance, where he is part of a programme of research on Urbanisation in Africa. He received his DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2015, where he is Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies. His research interests include Developmen...

Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Simon Quinn is a researcher in development economics, with a particular interest in the role of firms. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford Department of Economics, where he is also a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of...

Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Professor of Medicine, UCSD

Dr. Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego where she directs a campus-wide Global Health Institute. 

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Comment of the Week

"Innovations go beyond technology. Policy innovations are also critical as they can help to make priorities of both human health and the environment. Governments should eliminate subsidies for nutrient-poor foods and convert those funds to investments for more nutritious crops such as fruits and vegetables."

By Shenggen Fan

 

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