Dr. Nitya Mohan Khemka is an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow Commoner at Clare Hall College. She is also director of policy research at The Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation where she heads up the Foundation's initiative on "The Indian Welfare State in the 21st century". In this capacity she leads the "Action to Improve Public Scheme Access and Delivery" project (focussed on the delivery of healthcare, education and pension security by the state ) and other key governance and welfare policy initiatives of the foundation . Prior to this, she worked with the UNDP (India Country Office) and ILO (Geneva, Switzerland). Her research interests span the areas of health economics and development policy, notably topics such as well-being, gender inequality, human development and the effectiveness and decentralization of governance.