Focus areas: Gender, technology and international development; children and youth in emerging economies in a digital world; digital financial inclusion (especially for women and youth) and digital identity. Special interest in qualitative research and ethnography.

Savita Bailur is an Adjunct Associate Professor at SIPA, teaching INAF U6914: Policies and Practices in Digital Development in 2019. She is a Research Director at Caribou Digital, an ethical emerging markets consultancy, and has worked with clients including the World Bank, Omidyar, UNICEF, UN Women, Facebook, Gates Foundation, Microsoft Research India, the World Wide Web Foundation, DfID, Oxfam, USAID, Pivotal (Melinda Gates’s private foundation) and others.

Savita has taught on “development in a digital world” at the London School of Economics as well as University of Manchester (where she was Co-Programme Director on the Masters course in technology and international development). She has a PhD and MSc in information systems from LSE and other degrees from the University of Cambridge and London. She is a visiting fellow at the Media and Communications Department, LSE and Digital Life Institute, Cornell Tech. She has worked in several countries, speaks Hindi and Spanish, and has a special interest in gender as well as qualitative research.