Anjali Mahendra is Director of Research at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She leads the research agenda, guiding our worldwide team in conducting policy-relevant, innovative and interdisciplinary research across all program areas of WRI Ross Center. She advises staff on research design, ensuring the production of high-quality knowledge products and robust evidence to guide WRI’s engagements in cities around the world.
Anjali is currently co-leading development of the World Resources Report, Towards a More Equal City, a flagship WRI publication, working with thought leaders from around the world. Her current research focuses on how rapidly growing cities in the global South can manage urban expansion in a way that ensures equitable access to core services, and more resource-efficient economic and environmental outcomes.