Nesar Ahmad is Director of Jaipur based policy research and budget analysis organization: Budget Analysis and Research Centre (BARC) Trust. Previously he has worked with Astha, CBGA and Indian Social Institute among others. He has long experience in research, advocacy, and training and working with various civil society networks. Nesar has worked in the areas of social policy issues like mining induced displacement and its impact on women; impact of the economic liberalization on the poor, women and children; and analysis of government budgets with a pro-poor, pro-people perspective, including local government budgets. He is author of Women, Mining and Displacement, published by the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi in 2002 and Gender Responsive Budgeting and Marginalised Women, by BARC in 2014. His PhD was on ‘Gender, Technology and Institutions in Indian Coal Mining Industry: An Evolutionary Perspective’ from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.