D. Narayana is the Former Director of Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT). He held the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Chair at Centre for Development Studies (CDS). He was at the State Planning Board as Technical Advisor to the Board between 2013 and 2016. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies, and a Visiting Professor at the Unit of International Health at University of Montreal. He led the team which prepared the report titled ‘Domestic Migrant Labour in Kerala’ (2013) which for the first time provided an estimate of the number of migrant labourers working in Kerala. His major book on health is, Slim Haddad, Enis Bariş, Delampady Narayana (Ed.), Safeguarding the Health Sector in Times of Macroeconomic Instability: Policy Lessons for Low- and Middle-Income Countries 2008, Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey. He was a member of the Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee.He holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. D Narayana served as consultant to International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva (2003-04), and Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila (2002) on different subjects related to Kerala. He was the technical advisor to the Selection Committee in the Award category, ‘Health, Environment and Development’, Fourth Annual GDN Conference held at Cairo in 2003.