Dr Abusaleh Shariff is the Chief Scholar at the US India Policy Institute. He is an economist and demographer, and works on various aspects of human development and inclusive growth He was a Senior Fellow/Chief Economist with the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. He was on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India ‘Committee for the Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh’ during 2010. His research focus at IFPRI is in the areas of food and nutrition security, social safety nets with a special focus on rural and agrarian communities in Asia; labour markets and income diversity. His publications include Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights: Post-Sachar Committee Scenario; State, Markets and Inequalities: Human Development in Rural India and Handbook of Muslims in India: Empirical and Policy Perspectives.