Prof. Nagpal is the director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She as over two decades’ experience in international development policy research and program management. Her research interests include a wide range of development issues, including sustainable and equitable water, sanitation and solid waste delivery; supporting communities and local governments to manage environmental resources; and generating support for pro-poor urban policies and programs. Her work experience ranges from positions at the World Bank to think tanks and non-government organizations. Dr. Nagpal is also an affiliated scholar at the Urban Institute where her research focuses on financing for pro-poor water and sanitation improvements. She completed her bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and her master’s degree in political science, from Brown University, Rhode Island. Dr. Nagpal holds a PhD in political science from Brown University.