Country Director and Senior Associate, Poverty, Gender and Youth Program
Population Council Pakistan
Graduate, Smith College, US; studies in int'l economics, Population Council Pakistan; MSc in Demography, London School of Economics; PhD in Medical Demography, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Over 25 years' experience in social science research with application in programme planning and policy formulation. Former: Chief of Research-Demography, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics; consultant with the World Bank, Islamabad; Chief of Research, Demography Division, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Currently, Senior Programme Associate, Poverty, Gender and Youth Programme and Country Director, Population Council, Islamabad, Pakistan, managing one of the largest Council offices, overseeing a diverse programme of technical assistance, research and capacity building. More than 90 publications and presentations. Expertise includes formative research, large cross-national comparative studies, advocacy for policy change, analysis of demographic trends and patterns, and evaluations of health service delivery systems.