Laure Criqui is an international urban development specialist (access to basic services, informality and planning, urban governance). She is a research fellow at IDDRI (think-tank for Sustainable Development and International Relations). After a master at the London School of Economics in 2005, she worked at the French embassy in Morocco on urban issues and at Isted for European cooperation of the French Ministry of Sustainable Development. From 2010 to 2014, she did a PhD in urban studies at LATTS / University Paris-Est on the extension of electricity, water and sanitation networks in the popular settlements of Delhi and Lima. Laure is a member of the professional associations AdP-Developing cities, N-Aerus of European researchers on urbanisation in the South and think-tank (Re)sources; she is also the president of réseau Projection (network of young professionals working for urban basic services).