Prabhu Ghate Independent researcher, journalist and consultant, New Delhi
Prabhu Ghate is an independent researcher, journalist and consultant, based in New Delhi, with a Ph.D. in public policy from Princeton University. While on study leave from the IAS, he conducted extensive field work on anti-poverty programmes in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and authored Direct Attacks on Rural Poverty: Policy, Programmes, and Implementation (1984). Thereafter, as a Senior Economist at the Asian Development Bank, Manila, he anchored a six-country comparative study, Informal Finance: Some Findings from Asia (1992). He has worked in many countries of Asia in the areas of rural and financial development, has a number of journal articles to his credit, and writes frequently for Economic and Political Weekly and The Economic Times.