Palash Kamruzzaman is a professor of social policy at the University of South Wales, UK. Palash has degrees in Sociology and Social Policy (PhD), and Anthropology (MSS & BSS (Hon.)). Before joining the University of South Wales, Palash taught international development, politics, sociology, and anthropology at the University of Bath, University of Leicester, University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, and Independent University (Bangladesh). Palash has convened research in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nigeria and Afghanistan and published in the areas of aid ethnographies, expertise in international development, politics of development, participation in policymaking, displacement, global development goals (e.g., SDGs, MDGs), civil society and extreme poverty. Palash is the author of “Poverty Reduction Strategies in Bangladesh - Rethinking Participation in Policy-making” (2014) and “Dollarisation of Poverty - Rethinking Poverty beyond 2015” (2015), and the editor of “Civil Society in the Global South” (2019).