Barjor E. Mehta

Lead Urban Specialist
World Bank Group

Barjor Mehta is currently the Lead Urban Specialist with the East Asia Urban team based in Beijing, China and a Co-Global Lead of the City Management, Governance and Finance Global Solutions Group. From 2000 to 2009, Barjor was located in Washington DC and worked on several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia focusing on urban planning and management, city development strategies as well as municipal institutional strengthening. He then moved to Dar es Salam, Tanzania (2009 to 2012) and also worked on Kenya, Uganda and South Africa focusing on decentralization, municipal infrastructure and urban local government strengthening. In 2012 he moved to the Bank’s India Country Office where he helped the Government of India design and roll out nation-wide multi-billion dollar programs such as the 100 Smart Cities Mission and 500 Cities Mission.  Prior to joining the Bank in 2000, Barjor was Director of the School of Planning, CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India; Senior Planner in Bhutan; Program Manager of a consulting firm working on World Bank supported urban projects in Mumbai; Research Associate at the Human Settlements Department of the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and started his career working on UN-HABITAT’s urban planning initiative in Sri Lanka. Barjor is an architect and urban planner.