Rajeswari S. Raina (Ph.D. Economics) is a Professor with the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Shiv Nadar University, and Associate Director of the University’s Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory (C-PACT). She is a keen student of the interface between development policy and knowledge - formal organized science and technology as well as unorganized situated local knowledge systems. Her current research focuses on (a) Institutions and ways of knowing sustainability and complexity, (b) Theoretical and policy challenges in millet-based nutrition programmes, (c) Innovation for inclusive development in India and China, and (d) Changes in the knowledge-policy-practice continuum in agriculture-environment relationships.
She is a well published researcher, advisor to and participant in several environment-and-development programmes, public policy and scientific research programmes, both national and international, community-led and government or donor-led. As an active member of networks and professional societies on rural innovation, agrarian and rural studies, science-technology-society studies, rainfed agriculture, agroecology, institutional economics, ecological economics, and water, she is an ardent advocate of a bio-economic approach to a prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.