||Uma Rani is a Senior Development Economist and joined the ILO in 2008. Prior to joining the ILO she worked as an Associate Professor at Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India. She has also held Visiting Fellow positions at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan; ETH-NADEL, Zürich and Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Paris to undertake research on informal employment, precarious and non-standard forms of work.
Her main research interest lies in development economics, the informal sector, social policies and gender. She is author and co-author of numerous articles in refereed journals and books. Two recent books she has co-authored are Social Income and Insecurity: A Study in Gujarat (Routledge 2010) and Flexibility of Labour in Globalizing India: The Challenge of Skills and Technology (Tulika Books 2008).
She joined IZA as a Policy Fellow in 2012.