Dr. Priyadarshi Dash is Associate Professor at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India. He contributes to RIS work programmes on G20, BIMSTEC, Indo-Pacific and Asia-Africa Growth Corridor. His research interests include services trade, regional financial cooperation, infrastructure finance, macroeconomic and development strategies, and blue economy. Dr. Dash has published two books titled “Asia-Africa Growth Corridor: Development and Cooperation in Indo-Pacific” and “Universal Banking in India: Evolution, Trends and Performance” and several papers in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. He is member of Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London; member of Editorial Board of Advances in Economics and Business; Member of Editorial Review Board of Virtual Economics; and Managing Editor of G20 Digest. He has visited Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET), Seoul as a ‘Visiting Fellow’ in 2012 under a fellowship by the Asia Foundation. Dr. Dash holds PhD in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India, and has received the “Award for Excellence in Thesis Work” by IIT Bombay.