Barjor Mehta is the Lead Urban Specialist in the East Asia Urban and Disaster Risk Management team based in the Bank's China Country Office in Beijing. Between 2012 and 2016, Barjor was based in the Bank's India Country Office in New Delhi and between 2009 and 2012 in the Tanzania Country Office in Dar es Salaam working on urban development projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Before moving to East Africa, Barjor has worked on several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and South Asia. Prior to joining the Bank in 2000, Barjor was Director of the School of Planning, CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India; Senior Planner in Bhutan; Program Manager of a consulting firm working on World Bank supported urban projects in Mumbai; Research Associate at the Human Settlements Department of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and in 1981 started his career working on UN-HABITAT’s urban planning initiative in Sri Lanka. Barjor is an architect and urban planner.