Dr Nitya Rao has been appointed the third co-editor of Compare. She is a Senior Lecturer at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Nitya has a distinguished publications record, has received a number of research awards and previously made substantial contributions to the journal. She joins Professor Paul Morris and Dr Yusuf Sayed in this role, and replaces Professor Anna Robinson-Pant from September 2010 onwards. Anna has made a huge and very distinguished contribution to the journal for over five years and will be very much missed.