Mira Gupta is a Program Design and Evaluation Consultant at the World Bank’s Global Practice for Urban Resilience and Land (GPURL), in the East Africa Urban Unit and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). She joined the GFDRR Innovation Lab in 2017 to guide the design, monitoring and evaluation of the 12 projects of the Open Cities Africa initiative. In this role, Mira worked with local implementation teams and led the gender analysis, stakeholder engagement and user-centered design components of the work. In addition to her role at the World Bank she has also led recent program design and evaluation efforts for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the East African Community (EAC) and the U.S. Department of State.
For her work in designing human-centered and impactful foreign assistance projects, Mira was named a 2016 Impact House fellow by IDEO U and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy. A US national, Mira holds a Master of International Affairs in Conflict Mitigation and Economic Development from Columbia University and Bachelors of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science from the University of Michigan.