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Anirudh Krishna
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

India’s population is growing much quicker than the rate of available housing which forces migration into slums across the country. Unfortunately, many of the people living in slums have become “invisible” and are not part of official government registers. Without accurate census information, governments are not able to effectively plan and make policies, affecting the progress of urban development in India.

With Omidyar Network’s funding, the Duke University research team is surveying 4566 households across 135 settlements through a HRSI (high resolution satellite imagery) geospatial data and ground-up survey to understand the spatial features of slums as well as the property markets and well-being within slums.  

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Asia
INVESTMENT LEAD
Shreya Deb
TOTAL COMMITTED
$232,000 (2016)