Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya is a macro-economist and public policy analyst. Currently he is a Distinguished Fellow at the CPD in Dhaka, where he was previously Executive Director. He is a former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO and UN Offices of Geneva and Vienna. He has been the Special Advisor on LDCs to the Secretary General of UNCTAD. He is currently the chair of two global initiatives, viz. LDC IV Monitor and Southern Voices on Post MDG International Development Goals. He has published extensively on pro-poor macro-economics; trade, investment and finance related issues of LDCs; as well as on the post-2015 international development agenda. He has studied in Dhaka, Moscow and Oxford. He held a number of visiting positions including at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC.