Prof S Galab is a Development Economist with a doctorate in Economics and Post Graduation in Economics and Statistics. Currently, he is Director of Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad and leading the Young Lives, an International Longitudinal Project in Andhra Pradesh, on Childhood Poverty. He has carried out research in the broad fields of Rural Development and Agriculture on various aspects like Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Project Affected People, Natural Resource Management, Handloom and Power loom sector, Rural Indebtedness, Agrarian Distress and Farmers’ Suicides, MGNREGS, Dry Land Agriculture. He also worked on the Effectiveness of Public Policies related to Poverty Alleviation including Social Capital, Women Empowerment, Child Labour and Livelihoods. He has been Project Director for Andhra Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project (APDPIP) and Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (APRPRP). He has research publications in national and international journals.
Besides conducting research he also does teaching and supervising M Phil and Ph.D. students. He was a member in Welfare Commission on Farmers - a Commission appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in response to the Agrarian Crisis in the State, Working Group on Poverty Elimination and also was associated with the Expert Group on Agricultural Indebtedness. He is one of the co-authors of the book ‘On Joint Forest Management in Andhra Pradesh’ and “Organizing Poor Women – The Andhra Pradesh Experience”. He is a member of the Commission on “Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Development of Andhra Pradesh” constituted by Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Telangana Minority Commission of Enquiry.