Anindita Mukherjee is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Research working in the project, Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI): Sanitation. Her role focuses on informing and supporting the formulation and implementation of the Government of India's urban sanitation programmes and investments, through research in urban sanitation.
Before joining CPR, Anindita worked with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India in the project “Inclusive Cities Partnership Programme (ICPP); jointly implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and GIZ. The project supported the agenda of Government of India (GoI) in making affordable housing available to all, with a focus on the improvement of housing and living conditions in slums/ informal settlements. At the state level the project forged partnership with Government of Odisha and Tamil Nadu in planning and implementation of the select components of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and provide support in preparation of State Housing and Habitat Policy for TN.
Spanning almost fifteen years of her career she has worked with different sector partners; Government agencies e.g. the Ministry of Housing and urban Affairs and urban local body in Kolkata, civil society organisations and other bilateral agencies such as DFID India. Her key sectors of experience are urban economics, slum upgradation, inclusion, housing & urban basic services (water & sanitation) for the poor and other marginalized section of the society, issues pertaining to land and land tenure in urban areas, mainstreaming gender concerns in policy formulation and associated research work. Anindita is an economist by training and has a specialization in Statistics and Econometrics.