Dr Yogesh Atal

Yogesh Atal is an Indian sociologist. He holds a Ph.D. degree and a D.Sc. (honoris causa) in Social anthropology. He joined UNESCO in 1974 and retired in 1997 as Principal Director in Social Sciences. He has been honoured by the Maharana Mewar foundationand the Indian Social Science Association for his contributions to social sciences. Author and editor of a number of books on development related themes, he edited a trilogy of books on Poverty.