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Dr. Devaki Jain

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Plumer Visiting Fellow

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Local Address:  Oxfordshire , United Kingdom
St Anne's College
Woodstock Road
Oxford , Oxfordshire OX2 6HS
United Kingdom

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Economics
    Oxford University
  • Honorary Doctorate
    University of Westville
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Devaki Jain Inaugural ..., 25 Nov 2015 [cached]
Devaki Jain Inaugural Lecture Wed, 25th November 2015: 11am-12.30pm
Devaki Jain Inaugural Lecture
Devaki Jain Inaugural Lecture Wed, 25th November 2015: 11am-12.30pm
Devaki Jain Inaugural Lecture
Conversation with Devaki ..., 27 May 2014 [cached]
Conversation with Devaki Jain Devaki Jain, alumna and Plumer Visiting Fellow at St Anne's College, is a practicing economist and feminist. She is the Founder and former Director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust based in New Delhi, India. She was...
Delhi Policy Group, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Devaki Jain
Dr. Devaki Jain is a development economist and activist. She graduated in Economics from Oxford in 1963 and taught at Delhi University for 6 years. Since then, her academic research and advocacy, influenced largely by Gandhian Philosophy, have focussed on issues of equity, democratic decentralisation, people centred development and women's rights. Throughout her career, she has bridged academic and policy-oriented work.
She was one of the founders of a wide range of institutions such as Development Alternatives for Women for a new Era (DAWN) - a third world network of women social scientists who provided an alternative framework for understanding the location of advancing the cause of poor women of the South. Indian Association of Women's Studies (IAWS), Kali, Feminist Publishing House and Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) - a research centre in Delhi where she was Director until 1994.
She is one of the two women awarded the Bradford Morse Memorial Award by the United Nations at the World Conference at Beijing for outstanding achievements through professional and voluntary activities in promoting the advancement of women and gender equality for 20 years.
At the Central Planning Commission, she has been a member of the group set up to draft the Women's Development Chapter. She was an Adviser and Convenor of Expert group on Economic Affairs at the National Commission for Women.
Delhi Policy Group [cached]
04 March, 2014 | India Today | Dr. Devaki Jain (Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group)
18 February, 2014 | DNA | Dr. Devaki Jain
Revive the Nehru solution 24 January, 2014 | Indian Express | Amb Chinmaya Gharekhan, Senior Fellow
Translating Symbolism into Action: AAP's jhadus 14 December, 2013 | Dr. Devaki Jain, Senior Fellow
07 December, 2013 | Dr Devaki Jain, Senior Fellow
Devaki Jain has had a career ..., 27 June 2014 [cached]
Devaki Jain has had a career which has taken her from Ruskin College to work as an influential academic and activist, both within India, and internationally. Devaki received the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award.
Devaki was, for many years, director of the Institute of Social Studies and has often served as an advisor to the Government of India on women's economic empowerment. She has also chaired the UN Advisory Committee on Gender in the Asia/Pacific Region, and served on the Advisory Committee Expert Groups for many UN organizations.
Devaki is also a founder member of DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era), a network of Southern women social scientists providing an alternative framework for understanding and advancing the cause of poor women in the South.
Devaki reflects on her time at Ruskin and the impact it had on her life:
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