Current Institutional Engagements



  • 2022 – present, Invited Researcher

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/

The World Bank and DFID, Building Evidence in Education

  • 2020 – present, Invited Member of Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP)

Past Institutional Engagements

Research in Systems of Education (RISE)

  • Punjab Education Foundation – Lahore, Pakistan

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)

School of Education, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore Pakistan

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

  • 2014 – 2016, Member of External Advisory Committee
  • To learn more, please visit https://lums.edu.pk/

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