Meera Tiwari is Director Impact and Innovation for the School of Education and Communities. Her research interests are exploring social and economic poverties within the Capability Approach using mixed methods in both Northern and Southern contexts as well as examining actor engagement in development. She continues to use and critique the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for poverty reduction including its ‘Leave no one behind’ ambition. Meera Tiwari has conducted primary research in the slums of Mumbai and Nairobi, as well as in rural India, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Her recent research comprises investigating how grassroots organisations can enable communities to engage with sustainability and ecological practices in UK and India with the ultra-poor households.