Ismail Haque was a Fellow (March 2020-April 2023) working with ICRIER’s Climate Change, Urbanization and Sustainability (CCUS) initiative. He has five years of experience working on projects related to the challenges of low-income housing supply in the cities of Global South for both bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. Within ICRIER, he has worked on projects related to private informal housing market and its supply dynamics; opportunity and challenges of institutional provisioning of affordable rental housing; and structural/institutional impediments to low-income housing delivery. His projects include ‘Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities (SUD-SC)’ supported by GIZ India and ‘Urban India’s Affordable Housing Challenge: Assessment and analyses’ supported the Ford Foundation. He holds a PhD in urban and housing economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Formerly, he worked with MEL & Knowledge Management team of Swasti-The Health Catalyst as Research Associate for a project called ‘Learning for Impact’ supported by USAID/India Health office.

His current research interests include climate resilient and sustainable urban development; risk-informed residential decision tool (RIRD Tool); localization of SDG, gender and child sensitive climate adaptation plans; including geospatial data modelling and research methods.