N C Saxena, Distinguished Fellow, Skoch Development Foundation
Member, national advisory council is a distinguished fellow, Skoch Development Foundation, New Delhi. A Rockfeller Foundation Fellow, he obtained his Phd. From University of Oxford, U.K. He specializes in rural development, natural resource management, rural livelihoods, poverty alleviation, watershed and drinking water, governance, decentralization and people’s participation. A member of Indian Administrative services (IAS), Dr. Saxena recently retired as Seceretary, Planning Commission, Government of India. He was earlier, Secretary , Rural Shastri National Academy of Administration, Musoorie. Author of repute, he has contributed to several research papers to various international journals, and has written several widely acclaimed books. He is currently engaged as Consultant with UNICEF, World Bank, UNDP, European Union, GTZ, ADB, and DFID working on projects ranging from village planning, evaluation of urban poverty programmes, reforms in public distribution system, water and sanitation, land management and so on.