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Jaideep Gupte

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

Dr Jaideep Gupte is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, where he co-leads the Cities Cluster and co-convenes the MA in Poverty and Development. He is currently seconded part-time to lead the Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure portfolio of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Gupte’s research is on urban violence, poverty and development. His other research interests and expertise include urban inclusion, justice/security in informal settlements, and using GIS/GPS aided mobile data collection platforms for spatial research.

He is currently the Principal Investigator on ‘Smart Data for Inclusive Cities’ funded by the European Commission; Gupte’s research has received the Global Development Network Medal for Outstanding Research, Category: Rule of Law. He was formerly Fellow of the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai.

Gupte has conducted primary research in South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Sudan, Nigeria).

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Research

Programme and centre

Addressing and mitigating violence

Generating practical policy options for states and citizens so they can better address and mitigate violence in both rural and urban settings.

Programme and centre

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)

Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA) is an international research partnership. We are working together to discover how agriculture and food-related interventions can be better designed to improve nutrition, particularly for children and adolescent girls.

Project

Capacity Building for Smart Data and Inclusive Cities (SDIC)

The “Capacity Building for Smart Data and Inclusive Cities” (SDIC) project aims strengthen technical and institutional capacities by working directly with municipal authorities participating in the Smart Cities Mission in four secondary cities in India: Bhopal and Jabalpur (in Madhya...

Opinions

Opinion

Are Smart Cities like mangoes?

‘Show me the evidence!’ is the hackneyed phrase on the lips of each and every policymaker and urban local authority tasked with making their city ‘smart’. Smart City initiatives have begun playing a prominent role in the international development agenda. There are a variety of local...

Kunal Kumar

19 June 2019

Publications

Journal Article

How do the State’s Organisational Capacities at the Micro-and Macro-Levels Influence Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages in Fragile Contexts?

Food Policy Special 82

This paper systematically reviews the evidence on what capacities the state requires to leverage agriculture for nutrition in fragile contexts, maintaining a focus on state in South Asia (especially India). It uses the framework of what the state ought to do (in terms of pathways), can do (in...

1 January 2019

Jaideep Gupte’s recent work

Cluster

Cities

Cities have a distinctive role in development processes: they are focal points for economic growth, jobs and innovation but also for poverty, inequality, vulnerability and conflict. Although we can learn from historical processes of urbanisation, there are many new development elements...

Past Event

Creating Safe and Inclusive Cities That Leave No One Behind

At the Habitat III Conference, this event will focus on how well-managed urbanisation can revitalise urban spaces that had either been lost to violence or suffered from a lack of access to basic services and neglect.

19 October 2016