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Revati Dhoble

24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034, India | | +91-99626 36674

M.A. Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2006-2008 Concentration: Diversity, Exclusion and Development of the Marginalised B.A. Economics, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, 2003-2006 Apprentice Training Course in Photography, Sir J. J. School of Applied Art, Mumbai, 2003-2004

Work Experience
Researcher, Infrastructure and Governance Organisation: Centre for Development Finance, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai Duration: June 2008 to Present Key Research/ Projects: Urban Finance, Infrastructure and Service Provision  Report on the financial position of urban local bodies and status of urban service delivery in Tamil Nadu, submitted to the Fourth State Finance Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu  A study on measuring the market worthiness of urban local bodies in India, conducted for the High Powered Expert Committee for estimating investment requirements for urban infrastructure services, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India  Consulting and advisory on policy formulation and scheme implementation for the Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu Agricultural Water Management and Water Users’ Associations  Team member for a project report submitted to the Food and Agriculture Organization, UN and World Bank on stocktaking of agricultural water management in India in three states  Conducted a field study in Nasik, Maharashtra through interviews and group discussions with farmers, state government officials and other stakeholders Black Carbon Emissions and Indoor Air Pollution from Cooking Practices  Working paper on traditional cooking practices in rural India and user-experience with traditional and improved cookstoves  Visual documentation of cooking processes across four states in India-Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh  Conducted a field study in the four states through observational research, interviews and group discussions at household and community level


Indian Political Economy and Federalism Research Assistance to Prof. T.N. Srinivasan (Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University, U.S.A) & Dr. Jessica Seddon (Head of Research, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, India)  ‘India’s Economic Development Strategy and Economic Reforms: A Political Economy Perspective’, research paper presented at Stanford India Conference 2009  ‘Elastic Institutions: Political Change and Intergovernmental Transfers Oversight in Post Independence India’, research paper submitted to India Policy Forum 2010-11 Internship, Tribal Rights and Advocacy Organisation: Kashtakari Sanghatna (a tribal rights and advocacy movement), Thane, Maharashtra Duration: April-July 2007  Conducted interviews and group discussions to assist in the documentation of tribal people’s historical narratives of rights over land, forests and other natural resources  Assisted in community mobilization and in implementation of Government schemes Research Assistant, Water and Sustainable Development Organisation: French Research Institute LEPPI, Grenoble, France; French Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi and IGIDR, Mumbai Duration: October-November 2006  Conducted field interviews and data collection to study the informal economy of water in the peri-urban territories of Mumbai Junior Field Research Officer, Export-Import Infrastructure and Management Organisation: Metric Knowledge Management Services, Pune Duration: November-December 2005  Conducted field interviews with international trade managers across 20 companies in Mumbai

Academic Research
  M.A. Dissertation, ‘Appropriation of Water Resources by the City of Mumbai: A Water Footprint and the Urban-Rural Water Conflict’ B.A. Research Project, ‘Urban Informal Labour: A Case Study of the Diamond Processing Workers in Mumbai’

Language Skills
English (Fluent), Hindi (Fluent), Marathi (Native)

Seminar/ Conference
  Participant, Institute on ‘Re-Imagining the World Class City’, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, Bangalore, 2010 Participant, ‘Academic Writing Workshop’, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 2007