Dr. Mosharaff Hossain is Professor of Economics, Dhaka University, and a former member of Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh. He was a visiting scholar, Brooking Institution, Washington DC; Fellow, University of York, England; Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford; the Christian Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway; OECD Development Centre, Paris; Senior Consulting Fellow, the Population Council, New York. He is co-author of Rural Asia: Challenge and Opportunity (Asian Development Bank); Pattern of a Peasant Economy: The Assault that Failed (UNRISD, Geneva), The Floods in Bangladesh and Rural Poverty in Bangladesh.