I am a Lecturer in Public Policy at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.
I work in close collaboration with governments in low- and middle-income countries across South Asia and Africa to answer research questions pertaining to service delivery, policy implementation, civil service reform, and evidence-based decision making. My research has a sectoral focus on education, and (more recently) gender. My research has been funded by the International Growth Center (IGC), Economic Development Institutions (EDI), World Bank, and the University of Oxford.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to academia, I was a governance consultant at the World Bank where I worked in collaboration with the Agriculture, Education, Health, and Planning Departments across the Punjab and Sindh provinces in Pakistan to implement technology-based reforms for improving service delivery. I have also worked as a research and training manager at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan to design curriculum and deliver trainings to bureaucrats and politicians on evidence-based decision-making, and as an economist at the IGC to manage research-policy engagement across Zambia, Bangladesh, and Mozambique. I hold a DPhil in Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lahore University of Management Sciences
London School of Economics and Political Science
DPhil Public Policy
University of Oxford
Research and Professional Experience
Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School (2016-2017)
Consultant for Building Capacity for Using Research Evidence (BCURE) in Bureaucracy
Center for Economic Research Pakistan (2015-2016)
Research and Training Manager
World Bank (2014-2016)
Governance Consultant, Pakistan
Innovations for Poverty Action (2013-2014)
Senior Project Associate, Uganda
International Growth Center (2012-2013)
Hub Economist, London
Country lead on Zambia, Mozambique and Bangladesh
Poverty and Social Development Consultant, Pakistan