Kala S Sridhar is a professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India. She has authored books on Paving the Way for Better Governance in Urban Transport: The Transport Governance Initiative; The Paradox of India's North South Divide: Lessons from the States and Regions; The State of Our Cities: Evidence from Karnataka; State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing, to name a few, and has published papers in international journals of high repute. Li Jingfeng is an Assistant Researcher at the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) and the Director of the Regional and Strategic Research Office of SASS. He was in charge of one National Social Science Fund project at the state level and two provincial- and ministerial-level social sciences projects. He has authored four books on South Asian countries' relations and has published over twenty papers on various matters regarding social security, economy, and inter-country relations.