Dr. Mohinder S. Mudahar is currently an International Consultant with the World Bank, Washington, D.C., where he was formerly a Country Manager. His last assignment was as Economic Advisor in the World Bank Country Office in Bangladesh. he has also worked in the International Fertilizer Development Center and taught at Cornell University, USA. He obtained an M.Sc. degree in agricultural economics from the Punjab Agricultural University, India; and an MS and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He has published several monographs, journal articles and papers dealing with agriculture and rural development in South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, Africa and countries in the former Soviet Union.