Swati Rao is Assistant Manager, Academy at Centre for Civil Society. Previously, she has served as Fellow for Governance and Society for the US Department of State. She worked with the Mayor's Office in improving poverty and homelessness in Philadelphia. Before that, in her role as Senior Policy Analyst at Swaniti Initiative, she worked on engaging Members of Parliament on various development policy issues. She has also worked extensively with international non-profits on improving educational and learning outcomes for low income schools in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Swati holds an Eramsus Mundus Masters in Public Policy with a specialisation in Political Economy and Development and B.A. LL.B (Hons) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur.