Deepa works closely with governments and foundations to provide advisory support on urban sanitation and finance. She has been instrumental in developing and leading a number of multi-disciplinary programs to address the challenges of “service-delivery” in changing urban contexts. Her core interests include urban infrastructure and governance. She also sits on the Technical Advisory Group for the Global Partnership for Development Data (Data4SDGs). Deepa holds a master’s degree in economics from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bangalore University.