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About Me

 

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford for the Deliver Education Reforms project DeliverEd.

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 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.

Education

2008

BSc Economics
Lahore University of Management Sciences

2011

MSc Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science

2021

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

 

Oxfam (2008-2010)

Poverty and Social Development Consultant, Pakistan

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