Ms. Vanita Leah Falcao

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellow for Leadership
Field of Specialization: Public Administration
Name: Ms. Vanita Leah Falcao
Official Address and Designation: World Bank Group Short Term Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Consultant
Rural Development Department
Government of Bihar
Old Secretariat, Bailey Road
Patna 800 001
Telephone (O): 91-612-2217504   
Duration of Grant: Two years
Study Objectives:
I foresee myself playing a role in policy formulation (particularly with regard to rights-based policy), while pursuing independent research and advocacy. During my Master's program in Public Policy in the U.S., I hope to understand different approaches to policy, learn methods of studying public policy, and explore debates concerning issues of development. I look forward to returning to India with a nuanced understanding of philosophical debates that shape policy, a fresh perspective to policy formulation and an in-depth understanding of policy analysis.

Academic Background :
P.G. Dip. Conflict Transformation and Peace Building Delhi University, Delhi 2008
B.A. Political Science Delhi University, Delhi 2007
Professional Background :
Consultant World Bank Group, Patna 2010–2011
Research Intern Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi 2008–2009
Research Officer Lokniti, CSDS, Delhi 2009–2010
Ms. Vanita Leah Falcao