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Devaki Jain is Honorary Fellow at St Anne’s college, Oxford. She was a lecturer in Economics in Delhi University from 1963-69. She moved on from teaching to full time research and publication as the director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust which she founded in 1966. She has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University, Boston University, University of Sussex, SIAS, Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, and Wolfson College, Oxford University. She has an honorary doctorate from the University of Westville, Durban, South Africa. She has been a member of several policy making bodies in India and abroad, such as State Planning Board of Karnataka; the expert group on local self-government of the Planning Commission, Working group of feminist economists of the Planning commission, 10 th five-year plan, Governing Council of the Universities of Bangalore, Banaras, Gandhigram. At the international level, she is founding member of DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era - a network of scholars and activists from the south continents), the erstwhile South Commission, led by Dr Julius Nyerere; the Advisory Committee for three UNDP Human Development Reports; the UN eminent persons group for studying the impact of war on child soldiers (the Graca Machel Committee). She was awarded the Padma Bhushan. She has published several papers drawn from field work, notably, the first time use study on women and work, the women workers on the Maharashtra Employment guarantee sites and books related to women and their engagement with Development.