Tariq ul Islam is a development professional, has been working on issues of, sustainable development, participatory approaches, development aid assistance and the international financial institutions for over 17 years, in different Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, China. He also was also on short term assignments in UK, India, Thailand, Nepal and Vietnam. Tariq is ActionAid China’s policy and partnership head mainly working on South – South cooperation, BRICS and Sustainable development. He is associated with different society and networks in the countries he worked. Currently he is doing a research on Chinese and Indian development assistance modality towards Asian developing countries. Through his 8 years of work in China, he has been interacting with the Chinese civil society and academic institutions on the China’s transformation and international cooperation.