Narayan, Deepa

Poverty and Inequality, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management, World Bank


I lived in remote communities in Africa, East Asia and South Asia for 8 years where I assumed that poor people are resources not the problem. This people-first approach questioned underlying assumptions in theory and practice in program delivery from water supply to participation in markets. I used my Ph.D research training in cross-cultural psychology to challenge the basic assumptions of international development approaches.
What is measured is seen.  I focused on defining concepts, identifying and measuring ...