"Deepa Narayan has been selected by the US based Foreign Policy
magazine as one of the 100 most influential Global Thinkers of 2011."
World Economic Forum, Global Advisory Council, India, 2012-2015
Named one of India's 35 great minds by India Today, 2011
One of 100 disruptive heroes by Hacking Work, USA, 2013
Dr. Deepa Narayan is an independent international poverty, gender and development advisor and writer with over 25 years of experience working at the World Bank, the UN, and NGOs. Until 2008, she served as Senior Advisor in the Vice Presidents office of the Poverty Reduction Group of the World Bank. Dr. Narayan spent many years living in village communities in Africa, South and East Asia. This led to her focus on ‘people first’, and local community driven approaches nested in social and political processes.