Anand Akundy has a post graduate and doctoral degree in Social Anthropology. He served as Director of the Centre for Human Development and Area Chairperson of the Health Studies Area at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) – Hyderabad (www.asci.org.in), during which time he carried out many research, consulting projects and training programs between 2007 and 2012. He was selected into a three member National Team by UNDP – Evaluation Office, New York which commissioned the study for evaluating UNDP – India projects executed during 2007 and 12. He is currently a Senior Faculty Member at the Institute of Public Enterprise (www.ipeindia.org), Osmania University campus, Hyderabad – 500007. He is also a Senior Fellow of the ICSSR. He has recently been awarded a prestigious research grant by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for carrying out research on Social Determinants of Health. He teaches General Management, Research Methods and specialized courses on Culture and Management at IPE.