Gayatri Singh

Senior Urban Development Specialist

World Bank

Gayatri Singh is a Senior Urban Development Specialist at the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience, and Land Global Practice. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia within and outside the World Bank.

In her current role, Gayatri is collaborating with urban and national governments in Southeast Asia to create inclusive, sustainable and efficient cities through a combination of investment projects, policy reform and technical assistance, as well as cutting-edge research and technological innovations.

Gayatri trained as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and subsequently completed her Ph.D. at Brown University. Her areas of expertise include urban management and service delivery, municipal spatial data infrastructure, capital investment planning and budgeting, integrated spatial planning, urbanization and migration, demography poverty, social inequality, conflict-displaced populations, and residential segregation. She has authored several academic and policy publications on these topics.