Aniruddha (Ani) Dasgupta is the WRI Director of the Coalition for Urban Transitions, a global partnership of eight economic and policy research institutes to support decision-makers to unlock the power of cities for enhanced national economic, social, and environmental performance, including reducing the risk of climate change.
Ani is also the Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI’s program that galvanises action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. Ani guides WRI Ross Center in developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions to improve people’s quality of life in developing cities. He leads the program’s team of global experts in sustainable transport, urban development and building efficiency, as well as its engagement across low-carbon energy, governance, water risk, and associated areas as well as serves as a member of WRI’s global management team, helping to shape the institute’s overall strategy and growth.
Prior to joining WRI, Ani served at the Director of Knowledge and Learning at the World Bank, where he provided leadership and direction for the Bank’s role in offering knowledge services for development. In 2010, he helped develop the World Bank’s first knowledge strategy.