Dr. Jaideep Gupte
Dr. Gupte is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, where he leads the Cities Cluster and convenes the MA in Poverty and Development. He is currently seconded part-time to lead the Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure portfolio of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). His research interests include the governance and infrastructural implications of violence, poverty and disenfranchisement in cities. Gupte’s research has been recognised by the Global Development Network Medal for Outstanding Research, Category: Rule of Law. He has served as a consultant for a variety of donor agencies (including DFID), UN Agencies (including UNICEF), several urban local authorities (in South Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa) and a range of national and international NGOs. He is currently the Principal Investigator on ‘Smart Data for Inclusive Cities’ funded by the European Commission; Executive Director of the ‘Mobile Training Platforms for City Police’ funded by the World Justice Project, and was the Principle Investigator on the recently concluded ‘Informal Work and Wellbeing in South Asia’ funded by the South Asia Research Hub, DFID. He was formerly Fellow of the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.