Farzana Afridi is an associate professor in the Economics and Planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi. Her research interests lie in the areas of child development, gender, social identities and governance. She has conducted extensive research on different facets of India’s school meal program and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Her current research agenda focuses on school accountability, women’s labor force participation and corruption in the delivery of social security programs. Prior to ISI, she was an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University (New York) and the Delhi School of Economics. She is a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn, Germay). Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change, among others. She obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2006..