© Lena Ingelstam Lena Ingelstam is Director of Global Cooperation, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). She has been working in Sida since 2001 in a number of positions, both in Stockholm and abroad. Before joining Sida she worked forDiakonia as a Regional Director at the office for South America. She is also a delegate to the Board of Global Partnership for Education (under the World Bank).
© Finn Tarp Finn Tarp is Director of UN University-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland. Finn Tarp also holds the Chair of Professor of Development Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. 
© Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Miguel Niño-Zarazúa is a Research Fellow at  UNU-WIDER. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre at the University of Manchester, where he investigated the long-term effects of social transfer programmes in developing countries. Miguel holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sheffield, in the United Kingdom.
© Arnab Acharya Arnab Acharya is Professor, Vice Dean and Executive Director of the Centre for Health, Education and Poverty at the Jindal School of Governance and Public Policy within the OP Jindal Global University, located near New Delhi. He is a theoretical and development economist who has worked over the last two decades on issues related to health care in India, Bangladesh, and several countries in East Africa and Latin America. He holds a PhD from University of Illinois in Microeconomics. In recent years he held senior positions at the Institute of Development Studies, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, both in United Kingdom.
© Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta is the Noordin Noormahomed Sheriff Endowed Professor and Founding Chair of the Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. He also holds adjunct professorships at the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore), Harvard School of Public Health, Tufts University (Boston), University of Alberta, Sick Kids (Toronto), as well as the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is one of the seven member Independent Expert Review Group set by the UN Secretary General in September 2011 for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health MDGs. Dr Bhutta received his PhD from Karolinska institutet in Stockholm.
© PB Anand PB Anand is a reader in environmental economics and public policy and the Head of the Centre for International Development at the University of Bradford. His work focuses on public policy for promoting equality, human development and sustainability. He has over 25 years of professional experience including 15 years in UK Higher education sector. He has written and published extensively on the institutional economics of water, waste management and sustainability.
© Bob Baulch Bob Baulch is Associate Professor of Economics at the RMIT University Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Tan Tao University, also in Vietnam. From 2005-2011, he led the Poverty Dynamics and Economic Mobility theme for the Chronic Poverty Research Centre. He has worked extensively on poverty dynamics, food price analysis, household surveys and social policy, and published widely in the area of development economics. His most recent book is Why Poverty Persists: Poverty Dynamics in Asia and Africa (2011), published Edward Elgar.
© Katharina Michaelowa Katharina Michaelowa is professor at the Institute for Political Science (IPZ), University of Zurich. From January 2009 to December 2011 she was Director of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS). Since July 2011 she is chair of the Research Committee on Development Economics of the German Economic Association.
© Abby Riddell Abby Riddell is an education specialist who has worked in the area of educational planning and school effectiveness for over thirty years, most recently as Aid Effectiveness Advisor in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia, and before that as a senior programme specialist at UNESCO/Paris, and in a variety of other capacities, as DFID’s education adviser in Zambia, as a senior lecturer in educational planning at the University of London’s Institute of Education and the Harvard Institute for International Development.
© Elizabeth Kristjansson Elizabeth Kristjansson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. She is a health measurement expert whose research focuses on the spatial dimensions of health and health inequalities, Photovoice, food insecurity, and health and social indicators. Another primary research interest is in systematic reviews on interventions to reduce socio-economic inequalities in health.
© Armando Barrientos Armando Barrientos is Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI). Before joining BWPI in 2007, he was Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and Senior Lecturer in Public Economics and Development at the Institute of Development Policy and Management at Manchester.
© Iara Costa Leite Iara Costa Leite is a research associate at the South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Center (Articulação SUL) in Brazil. She has taught development cooperation, foreign policy and international relations in several institutions, including the University of Brasília (UnB), the Pontifical Universities of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas) and Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).
© Charlotte Petri Gornitzka Charlotte Petri Gornitzka is Director-General of Sida, working on behalf of the Swedish Government to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Prior to joining Sida, Ms Petri Gornitzka was Secretary-General of the International Save the Children Alliance and before that from 2003-2008 the Secretary-General and CEO of Save the Children Sweden. She has also had a successful career as the Under-Secretary-General of the Swedish Red Cross. Ms Petri Gornitzka is currently the Deputy Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Youth and Unemployment, and has previously been its Chair.
© Romain Murenzi Romain Murenzi is the executive director of TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, in Trieste, Italy. He was born in Rwanda and raised in Burundi. Murenzi has been professor of physics at Clark Atlanta University in the United States. Between 2001 and 2009, he served as the minister of science and technology in Rwanda. He returned to the United States in 2009 to assume a joint appointment as director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, and visiting professor at the University of Maryland's Institute of Advanced Computer Studies in College Park, Maryland. He was appointed executive director of TWAS in April 2011.
© Tony Addison Tony Addison is Chief Economist and Deputy Director of the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. 
© Sharon Jåma Sharon Jåma is a Swedish journalist who has been working for SVT, UR and TV4. She is an experienced moderator and she has been involved in a number of national and international conferences. She has a BFA from Tel Aviv University.