Rahul Sen is a Senior Fellow with PLF. His current area of research includes designing and implementing quantified participatory assessment studies that are used for planning, monitoring and evaluation and decision support systems. His previous assignments include working on bilateral projects such as participatory integrated water resources management projects in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh supported by Royal Netherlands Government, Watershed Development programs supported by GtZ/GIZ and KfW, Germany in states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh supported by Royal Danish Government and Indo-German Watershed and natural resources management programs in various capacities. He has worked as a senior consultant for the Planning Department, GoAP in its Vision Management Unit. He is well experienced in project management tools such as Logical Framework, Results Framework, Results Chain, Critical Pathway Analysis, PERT, GANTT and Force Field Analysis and MS Project.
He holds a M.Phil in Social Anthropology from Delhi University. He has over 25 years of specialization in Institutional Development, Monitoring and Evaluation and Training and Capacity Building, primarily in the Natural Resource Management Sector.
Professor Galab is the Principal Investigator for Young Lives in India and Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. He is a development economist with a doctorate in Economics and postgraduate degree in Economics and Statistics. He has carried out research on the effectiveness of public policies related to poverty alleviation, including social capital, women's empowerment, child work and livelihoods. He has also conducted research on the welfare impact of public sector reforms and is responsible for teaching and supervising MPhil and PhD students at CESS.
He has previously been Project Director for Andhra Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project (APDPIP) and Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (APRPRP). He was a member of the Welfare Commission on Farmers a Commission appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in response to the agrarian crisis. He has also beena member of the Working Group on Poverty Elimination.
His research interests include poverty, natural resource management, the handloom sector solid waste management in urban areas and agrarian distress.