Dr. Maitreyi Bordia Das

Practice Manager, Urban, Resilience and Land

World Bank

Maitreyi Bordia Das is Practice Manager in the Urban, Resilience and Land Global Practice of the World Bank. She oversees several global programs, including the Global Partnership for Results Based Approaches (formerly, GBOPA) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center. Previously, she was the Bank’s first Global Lead on Social Inclusion. Based in Washington DC, Dr. Das leads a talented group of professionals who work on urban development, resilience, knowledge and learning. She has long-standing experience in human development and infrastructure related sectors. Of these, urban development, water and sanitation, demography, health, social protection and social development, stand out.

Dr. Das has led and been part of several research and policy initiatives. She was lead author of the 2013 report, “Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity”;​ the 2015 publication, “Scaling the Heights: Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh”​ and most recently, “Inclusion Matters in Africa”. She started her career as a lecturer in St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, has been a MacArthur Fellow at the Harvard Center of Population and Development Studies and an advisor to the United Nations Development Program. She has a PhD in Sociology (Demography) from the University of Maryland.

Before joining the World Bank, Dr. Das was in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).