Gyanendra Badgaiyan (Gyan) was a Resident Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute. Previously, Gyan was Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance. He has worked as Chief Economist at United Nations Development Programme and Research Fellow at UN University. As a former IAS officer, he has served in numerous positions including Head of District Administration in Dadra Nagar Haveli and Delhi, Secretary to a Chief Minister, and to many departments in various administrations in the country.
He taught at LBSNAA, Mussoorie as Professor of Economics. He has an MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge, and an MPP and PhD in Public Policy from Princeton University.