Vanita Leah Falcao is a public policy analyst who is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Scholar at King’s College London. Her research project ‘Food Security in India: Sub-nationalism and rights-based social policy’seeks to explore questions related to democratic contestation, federalism, and social justice in light of the rights-based approach to welfare provisioning, adopted in India since 2005.
In the past, as a member of the Social Protection and Labor – Global Practice of the World Bank, she conducted state-level assessments of safety nets in India. She has also assisted the Office of the Food Commissioners of the Supreme Court of India in monitoring the implementation of the National Food Security Act, 2013. She is a Fulbright-Nehru fellow and holds an MA in public policy from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA.