David Lewis teaches in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London where he has specialized in research on development issues in South Asia, with a particular focus on Bangladesh. At LSE, he established the first Masters level course dedicated to the study of NGOs and development management issues in 1995. An anthropologist by background, he has published widely on development issues and has worked as a consultant for agencies such as the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Oxfam and Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).
N. Ravichandran has specialized in the area of health system research and health policy research, and currently teaching at International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi. His research has addressed a range of issues related to reproductive health, maternal health, managed care and financing of non-governmental sectors. He has authored/edited many books. He is a Fellow of The Population Council and South-Asia Economic Network of Research Institutes.