Ernest Aryeetey is the Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. He is a current member of the Boards of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Global Development Network. He studied Economics at the University of Ghana and holds a PhD from the University of Dortmund, Germany.
Lawrence Bategeka is a Senior Research Fellow with the Economic Policy Research Centre at Makerere University in Kampala. His main areas of research are public sector policy, vulnerability, and institutional performance. Mr Bategeka holds a Master's Degree in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University, and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Bristol, UK.
Debbie Budlender is a specialist researcher with the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE), a non-governmental organization working in the area of social policy research. Previous employment includes administrative and research work for trade unions, and research for the Cape Town Universitybased Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit at the time of the Second Carnegie Enquiry into Poverty.
Daniela Casale is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. She works mainly in the fields of labour and household economics, and is particularly interested in the gender aspects of development. She completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Natal in 2003.
Lekha Chakraborty is a Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, India. Her research areas are macroeconomic issues in public finance, fiscal decentralization, gender budgeting, and human development. She holds an MPhil in Applied Economics and a PhD in Economics from the Centre for Development Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Pinaki Chakraborty is a Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, India. His main research areas are macroeco-