V R Raman is a public policy expert with over 25 years of experience in multiple human development sectors. His involvement has been into research, advocacy, administration, implementation and teaching of various aspects of public policies and programs, in different states of India and globally- associated with government agencies, large scale programs, civil society groups and academic institutions. He is currently working as the Head of Policy with WaterAid India, with focus on equity and inclusion in WASH policies, covering a range of critical WASH themes. He has done extensive policy work in rural sanitation, and has been one of the early advocates for the need of FSM systems in rural India. He is also the National Convenor of the Public Health Resource Network.