ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development.

Ameya Ravishankar

Research Associate-Strategic Development

Ameya began working with the ITDP India Programme in 2017. Her work involves researching the public financing of sustainable urban transport systems, through existing and emerging instruments used by state and municipal administrations. Through her work on strategic programme development, she pursues the creation of new opportunities for growth and institutional collaborations. Her work also supports the creation of methodologies for effective programme monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems. Prior to this role, Ameya worked as a Junior Research Fellow for the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Her work focused on understanding the impact of the Goods and Services Tax on the state’s economic growth, and on studying the economic support structures required to facilitate the state’s transition to a cashless economy. Ameya holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad and a Post-graduate Diploma in Print Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She enjoys an engrossing read over a cup of tea, music, and swears by Zumba.


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