Dr. Ravikant Joshi is an Urban Finance and Management specialist and has worked in India and abroad. He is former chief accounts officer of Vadodara Municipal Corporation with more than 35 years of experience. He has been responsible for the conceptualisation, designing and implementation of Municipal Financial, Budgetary and Accounting System Reforms and their computerization in Vadodara Municipal Corporation. Dr Joshi conceived, designed and spearheaded implementation of Accrual Base Double Entry Accounting System in 159 municipal bodies of Gujarat. He has worked with the World Bank, CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions, National Urban Livelihood Mission – Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of the Government of India, ADB, USAID, DFID, UN Habitat, CLGF and for various national/state level organisations on urban issues. Dr. Joshi has written several articles regarding various urban issues / problems deliberately in regional language to create public awareness. Also has worked with various civil society organisations like YUVA, PRIYA, JANAAGRAHA, Centre of Environmental Education (CEE), Janawani, Avantha Foundation, etc.