Deepti Samant Raja
Disability and Development Consultant
Deepti Samant Raja has worked for over twelve years on the socioeconomic inclusion of persons with disabilities and mainstreaming disability in development. Her work has spanned research, policy analysis, capacity building, and knowledge exchange programs. She currently works with the World Bank’s Global Disability Advisor, providing technical assistance and operations support to teams on good practices to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities. Raja's publications have looked at economic participation, the role of technology for inclusion, access to education, and inclusive disaster management. Previously, she worked as Director of International Programs and Senior Researcher at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, Senior Research Analyst at the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, and Research Coordinator for the Secretariat of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development.