Prahlad Shekhawat

Alternative Development and Research Center in Jaipur, India

Prahlad Shekhawat is director of the Alternative Development and Research Center in Jaipur, India.

He is a writer and journalist, with a column in Hindustan Times, and an expert consultant on Indian society to the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Shekhawat has authored three books on aspects of human development, culture, and well-being, as well as a volume of poetry. His most recent book, forthcoming from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is New Pathways for Human Progress.

Previously, Shekhawat was an associate professor at the Institute of Development Studies in Jaipur, and a research associate at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. He is also a teacher of Transcendental Meditation.

He studied creative writing at Exeter College, Oxford University, and received an M.A in development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. He has lectured in Europe and Japan.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davaodude/4379777556/in/photostream/">Daniel Peckham</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

NOV 25, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Poverty Is Never Just One Problem at a Time

Only a multidimensional approach can determine who is poor, how they are poor, and which deprivations they experience simultaneously. Indian policymakers need these details.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/guilhermececilio/3699393345">guilherme cecĂ­lio </a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 8, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: UNDP Uses a New Human Development Eco Footprint

The 2013 Human Development Report has brought hybrid economic-ecologic metrics into a new era, providing a clear path to a broader meaning of development.

Bhutanese monk blowing bubbles. CREDIT: <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/babasteve/2249740073/">Steve Evans</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JAN 22, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Redefining Progress

Prahlad Singh Shekhawat attended the fourth Gross National Happiness conference in Bhutan this past November. He reports on the conference proceedings for us and shares ...