Naren Prasad is Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) where he coordinates research projects on social policy and development, and market, business and regulation. Currently he is working on “the impact of private sector participation in public services: water, education, health”, constructing a “social policy index” and “social policies in small states”. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris and has worked with various United Nations agencies.