Current Institutional Engagements

Punjab Education Foundation – Lahore, Pakistan

AALIMS (Association for Analytic Learning in Muslim Societies)

Center For Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)

  • 2008 – present, Co-founder, Board member, and Social Policy Program Lead
  • To learn more, please visit https://www.cerp.org.pk/

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore Pakistan

  • 2014 – present, Member of External Advisory Committee
  • To learn more, please visit https://lums.edu.pk/

Past Institutional Engagements

The World Bank and DFID, Building Evidence in Education

  • 2020, Invited Member of Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

DFID funded Punjab Education Sector Programme 2 (PESP II)

  • 2019-2020, Principal Investigator

  • Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) Training Pilot Project (in collaboration with the Punjab School Education Department)

Advisory Board, GEO Television, Pakistan, Public Interest television Campaign on Education

  • 2011-2013, Member

External Advisory Committee, Economics Department, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore Pakistan

  • 2010-2012, Member

DFID, UK, The Education Fund for Sindh Evaluation

  • 2012, Consultant


  • 2005, Co-Founder
  • Information coordination website and tool used for coordination of relief effort in the South Asia earthquake at the village level.

  • To learn more, please visit www.risepak.com,

The World Bank

  • 2002-2007, Consultant (Education Sector Feasibility Project, Public/Private Educational Partnership Project, Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools School reform in Rural Sindh)

American Institute of Pakistan Studies

  • 2002-2005, Institutional Trustee

Active Learning Initiatives Facility

  • Non-profit organization dedicated to the education of children through creative uses of the media. Responsible for creating Sesame Street in Urdu

  • 1999-2000, Founding Director, Islamabad, ALIF

Economic Advisory Board, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan

  • 1999-2000, Invited Member

Overseas Pakistanis Task Force, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan

  • 1999-2000, Member

American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Planning Committee

  • 1997, Member

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) TOKTEN program

  • Visiting Consultant

Pomona College