Urban Development Specialist
Silpa Kaza is an Urban Development Specialist in the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice where she focuses primarily on solid waste management and low-carbon planning in cities worldwide. She has worked on waste management in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, and the Latin America and Caribbean region. Silpa developed and managed CURB, a climate action planning tool for cities. Prior to the World Bank, Silpa worked on waste management and environmental issues in the private and social sectors in New York City and India. She also modeled domestic health care policies in preparation for the Affordable Care Act at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Silpa holds degrees in public administration, economics, and mechanical engineering from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively. Her most recent publications include What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050, Sustainable Financing and Policy Models for Municipal Composting, and Decision Maker’s Guides for Solid Waste Management Technologies.