Md. Ayub Ali was born in 1967 at Khayerhuda village in Jibannagar Upazila under Chuadanga district. He achieved his BSS, MSS and M. Phil., degrees from the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently Executive Director of Society for Research and Development Steps-a non-government research and development organization and a reputed researcher in field of rural development with special concentration on poverty and human development, minority people’s right to development, population and health, water and sanitation, and poverty & food security, etc. His specialization is in both participatory and quantitative research, monitoring and evaluation. He is author of numbers of books, which include, THE HIDDEN MATRIX : Women’s position and Gender Relations in Adivasi Communities, The Untold Voice, Propelling Participation, Total Sanitation : A Community Stakes, Inching Towards A New Horizon. A Win Over Bad Bygone Habit, Secret to the Success of poor and Vulnerable People in the Chars and Haors, and Sustaining the Success. He is also the author of more than 10 articles published in national and international Journals and prepared about 50 research reports.