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Anushree Deb

Manager, Global Networks & Partnerships

Anushree Deb is an urbanist & gender consultant whose work focuses on urban inequality, financial inclusion & climate change. Her previous research has focused on inequality and lack of social protection by highlighting impediments to digital financial inclusion in India, increasing women's agency in least-developed countries in Africa & Asia, increasing climate resilience for the urban poor in Asia-Pacific, and working with state governments for increasing access to affordable housing. Anushree has a Master's degree in Global Policy Studies from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas, Austin. She also holds a Master's in Urban Policy & Governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

Articles by Anushree Deb

India May Not Have As Much Digital Financial Inclusion As It Seems

India May Not Have As Much Digital Financial Inclusion As It Seems

India’s efforts to expand financial inclusion by leveraging digital technologies have been much publicized and lauded, both within India and internationally. But how effective have they actually been?

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Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook

Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook

The Inclusive Digital Economies & Gender Playbook is a practical how-to guide on leveraging the market system development approach to decrease the digital and financial divide for women and girls.

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The One Thing Resilient Communities Need Most

The One Thing Resilient Communities Need Most

To be resilient, urban poor and informal households need secure tenure, which is a household’s right to reside on the land on which they are living.

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Planning, ‘Violations’, and Urban Inclusion: A Study of Bhubaneswar

Planning, ‘Violations’, and Urban Inclusion: A Study of Bhubaneswar

Most cities of the global south are partially (many a times largely) auto-constructed, defying the laws or logics of planning. Too often, this auto-construction is misrecognised simply as the “failure” and “violation” of planning, what in the Indian landscape is also called an implementation gap.

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Urban Policy Dialogues: Operationalising SDGs. Understanding Inadequacy: The view from Urban India

Urban Policy Dialogues: Operationalising SDGs. Understanding Inadequacy: The view from Urban India

This includes an assessment of the current national housing policy in India and the potential for it to incorporate a more nuanced understanding of inadequacy.

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Indispensable Yet Inaccessible: The Paradoxes of Adequate Housing in Urban India

Indispensable Yet Inaccessible: The Paradoxes of Adequate Housing in Urban India

The India: Social Development Report 2016—Disability Rights Perspectives presents new research in disability studies, a little understood subject in the social sciences and humanities in India, as also in the development discourse.

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Viability of Public Private Partnership in Building Affordable Housing in India

Viability of Public Private Partnership in Building Affordable Housing in India

Housing cannot be delinked from mobility and employment as people utilise their dwelling units not just as places to reside but also as spaces to work and generate livelihoods.

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Exclusions from Water & Sanitation in Urban India

Exclusions from Water & Sanitation in Urban India

A comprehensive, annually updated analysis on the exclusion of disadvantaged groups in India.

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Urban Housing and Exclusion

Urban Housing and Exclusion

India Exclusion Report is envisioned as a widely collaborative annual effort involving numerous institutions and individuals working with disadvantaged and marginalised communities in India.

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