Debapriya Bhattacharya is a macroeconomist and public policy analyst, and currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka. He is a former ambassador and permanent representative of Bangladesh to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and UN Offices of Geneva and Vienna, and special adviser on LDCs to the Secretary-General of UNCTAD. Dr Bhattacharya sits in many international expert groups, governing bodies of a number of leading institutions and editorial board of reputed journals. He has published extensively on pro-poor macroeconomics, development challenges of the LDCs and issues related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Bhattacharya has studied in Dhaka, Moscow and Oxford. He held a number of visiting positions, including at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC. Dr Bhattacharya is the chair of two global initiatives, LDC IV Monitor and Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals. Southern Voice is an open platform for think tanks that contributes to the global dialogue on the SDGs, aiming to “address the existing knowledge asymmetry and participation deficit in the dialogue on development by disseminating evidence-based policy analysis by researchers from the Global South”.