Gautam, Kumar a post graduate in Economics,is a research consultant. He has been engaged in policy research and advocacy for favourable changes on the livelihoods issues of farmers and artisans. H e has worked as policy and advocacy coordinator at All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), New Delhi. Besides having worked as a researcher with Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Centre for Trade and Development, both based in Delhi; he has been an articulate campaigner for fair, equitable and sustainable trade polices while working for Oxfam’s global campaigns namely ‘Make Trade Fair’ and ‘Economic Justice’. Kumar has published several research articles, case studies and articles on development issues in journals, newspapers and magazines both in English and Hindi.