Professor Ehtisham Ahmad has been Directing a Project on Sustainable Transitions in China and Mexico, at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE over the past three years. He also worked with the ADB to provide recommendations for consideration for the 14th Five Year Plan. During the past decade, he has been Visiting Professor at the LSE, Pao Yu-Kong Professor at Zhejiang University, Senior Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn as well as Senior Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Science/Ministry of Finance Research Institute (2018-21). At the IMF during 1990-2010, he led several technical assistance missions to support fiscal reforms in China, including the revenue-sharing and intergovernmental reforms in 1993-4; as well as budget, treasury and intergovernmental reforms. He was a member of the World Bank Staff Team for the 1990 World Development Report on Poverty. Previously he was Director of the Development Economics Research Program, LSE (to 1990); and Deputy Director of the Development Economics Research Center, University of Warwick (to 1986). He has written extensively on multilevel finance, taxation, fiscal management, social policy, poverty alleviation, and spatial development.