Resource Persons – N C Saxena

N C Saxena

N C Saxena

Former Member, National Advisory Council & Distinguished Fellow,
SKOCH Development Foundation

NC Saxena is the Former Member of the National Advisory Council and is also a Distinguished Fellow, SKOCH Development Foundation, New Delhi. A Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, he obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford, UK He specialises in rural development, natural resource management, rural livelihoods, poverty alleviation, watershed and drinking water, governance, decentralisation and people’s participation.

A member of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Dr Saxena recently retired as Secretary, Planning Commission, Government of India. He was earlier, Secretary, Rural Development and Director at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

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.

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