Dr. Devendra Kothari
After obtaining formal degree in population sciences from the Harvard University (1975) and Australian National University (1980), Prof. Devendra Kothari has been working in the area of population program management. He was associated with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur for more than 14 years. Currently, he is working as the Director of Forum for Population Action (FFPA), a national NGO, working on issues on population and development (

He headed the team, which drafted state-specific Population Policies for Madhya Pradesh (2000) and Rajasthan (1998). Dr. Kothari chaired the National Committee, constituted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to review the implementation of the family welfare programme..

Dr. Kothari has been a consultants to various national and international agencies including, UNFPA, UNICEF, Population Council, Population Action International, National Council of Applied Economic Research, etc.