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Gayatri Singh

Consultant, East Asia and Pacific Infrastructure Unit (EASIN) and the Development Economics Prospects Group’s (DECPG) Migration and Remittances Unit

Gayatri Singh is a Consultant with the East Asia and Pacific Infrastructure Unit (EASIN) and the Development Economics Prospects Group’s (DECPG) Migration and Remittances Unit. As a Rhodes Scholar she studied at Oxford University earning degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA Honors, senior status) and Forced Migration Studies (MSc). Trained as a demographer, she is currently completing her PhD at Brown University. Her expertise spans areas of poverty andinequality, urbanization and urban policy, migration, displaced populations, public health, HIV/AIDS and application of mixed methods in development research using spatial, survey and qualitative approaches. She has worked on development issues in several countries including India, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, and is most recently focusing on urban poverty in the East Asia and Pacific region. In South Africa and India, she has worked with local governments andinternational organizations on health policy issues and identifying social assistance needs of urban poor and migrants. She was a core contributor to the Global Monitoring Report 2013: Rural toUrban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals.