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 Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). Deepa holds a master’s degree in economics from the National University of Singapore and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bangalore University.