Devi Prasad retired from the Indian Economic Service (IES) of Government of India after an illustrious service of over 30 years (1982 to 2014). He was the Founding Director of Fiscal Policy Institute, Bengaluru, Government of Karnataka and had served as Advisor to Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC. He carries technical and administrative experience from the Departments of Economic Affairs (Budget Division and Capital Markets Divisions), Department of Commerce, Forward Markets Commission Mumbai, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi Development Authority, Programme Evaluation Organisation Hyderabad, and Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (now part of Ministry of External Affairs). He holds a PG Diploma in Public Policy (George Mason University, USA), MPhil in Public Administration (Punjab University), LLB (Bombay University), PG Diploma in Population and Development (CDS, Trivandrum), PG Certificate in Demography (IIPS, Mumbai), and MA Economics (Kakatiya University, Warangal). He has been delivering lectures on fiscal policy, budget management, macroeconomic management, public policy, public financial management, military budget, and right to information at several institutions such as ASCI, Hyderabad; IIPA, New Delhi; IIM Lucknow and Bangalore; Indian Business School, Bangalore and Gurgaon; National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad; Administrative Training Institute, Mysore; NIT Warangal; Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi.