Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the India Observatory and an Associate of the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE). She holds a PhD from LSE and is a Cambridge Commonwealth Fellow. She is involved in research, publication and public policy engagement on environmental sustainability, green growth and inclusive development in Asia and Europe. With over twenty-five years of experience in lecturing, research and policy engagement globally, she has pioneered several innovative programmes. She is actively engaged in promoting south-south co-operation. Prior to joining the LSE, she was a Professor in Statistics and Computer Science in India. She has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Award 2014 in recognition of her achievements and contributions for India’s development.