Dr. Abdul Hameed Laghari

Email: ambreen@hsa.edu.pk ; asyed@hsph.harvard.edu

DR. Abdul Hameed Laghari

Academic Qualification

Degree

Major/Minor

Institution

Date

 

PhD Economics

Economics

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Nov 2015- Feb 2022

M.Phil.

Economics

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Aug 2011 to Sep 2014

M.Sc.

Economics

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Aug 2008 to Aug 2010

B.Sc.

Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Aug 2006 to July 2008

Professional Experience

Period

Employing organization and

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Summary of

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December 2022-to date

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Economics and Management

Health Services Academy, Islamabad

Pakistan

•                    Develop and implement research strategies and monitoring plans in line with the organization’s mission and goals.

•                    Develop research projects and coordinate the activities of research personnel.

•                    Create and maintain research budgets and ensure compliance with budgetary constraints.

•                    Manage and coordinate data collection and analysis.

•                    Represent the organization at research conferences, seminars and other events.

•                    Manage research collaborations with external entities.

•                    Teach courses in assigned areas of expertise.

•                    Develop course materials and assignments.

•                    Evaluate student performance and provide feedback.

•                    Conduct research and publish scholarly papers.

•                    Participate in professional development activities.

July 25th 2023 to 31st July 2023

Consultant

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

Pakistan

•                    Prepared methodology and internal monitoring mechanism against TORs. 

January 2019 to December 2022

Senior Economic Analyst

Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd. Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan

•                     Review relevant background documents to develop an understanding of the project.

•                     Refine the evaluation design and methods and leading the team planning workshop.

•                     Develop data collection instruments, data collection plan, and a data analysis plan.

•                     Prepare study design, methodology, sampling design and execution, trainings, and survey field work.

•                     Guide the fieldwork and ensuring the quality of the information collected.

•                     Provide technical and statistical inputs for the qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

•                     Develop statistical analysis plan and design for primary and secondary data execution.

·       Synthesize findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on available primary and secondary evidence.

September 2022-November-2022

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Expert (Consultant)

Centre for Social Research and Development (Pvt.) Ltd. & S&S Associates (Pvt.) Ltd

Pakistan

·       The Senior M&E Expert (Provincial Coordinator) will be responsible for providing guidance and direction to all the provincial as well as field teams in M&E Assignment in accordance with the scope of work.

·       Supervise the consultant provincial/field teams and coordinate with relevant government departments/agencies.

·       Lead the M&E consultant’s team for accomplishment of requisite assignments at the provincial level.

·       Lead the monitoring and evaluation of improved water management practices and techniques.

February -2022 to January 2023

Senior Researcher (Consultant)

Alternative Research Initiative (Pvt.) Ltd.

Pakistan

·       Lead research activities and survey studies.

·       Participate in team planning workshop to understand the study purpose, scope, methodology, and data collection instruments.

·       Prepare detailed study design, methodology, sampling plan, sampling frame, questionnaire, trainings, and survey field work.

·       Finalize survey-based study analysis and report writing

·       Write research paper and publish in peer review journals 

December 2022 to March 2023

Poverty Sector Expert

(Consultant)

Momentum Ventures (Pvt.) Ltd (Sindh Govt, SDGs Unit, UNICEF and UNDP)

Pakistan

·       Review Multi-Dimensional Poverty data and expenditure on poverty reduction programs by the Government of Sindh, and calculate poverty statistics related to population.

·       Calculate the Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of Sindh after floods and estimate the population living below poverty lines based on government estimates.

·       Provide guidance to a public financial management expert on budgetary allocations needed for pro-poor poverty reduction programs in Sindh by 2030, in line with SDG 1 targets.

·       Advise and update estimates for eradicating extreme poverty and reducing the population living below the international poverty line in Sindh by 2030.

·       Participate in consultations with stakeholders, review pro-poor poverty reduction expenditure in various sectors, suggest data consolidation mechanisms for SDG reporting, and prepare policy recommendations for localizing SDG 1 in Sindh province.

April 2022 to July 2022

Project Team Leader (Consultant)

Momentum Ventures (Pvt.) Ltd (FAO Project)

Pakistan

·       Preparation of inception report and engaging with FAO for all the technical inputs at the inception stage to design technically sound and viable methodology for baseline survey conduction as per standard tools and methods to be used for addressing the deliverables signed by the client with FAO.

·       Development of tools and questionnaires based on the standard approaches and methods adopted by FAO to be included in the baseline conduction.

·       Prepare and finalize the scheme of analysis (tabulation plan) and drive the data analysis through the extraction of data tables for the preparation of the report.

·       Participate in the meetings with the client, FAO, and other stakeholders as and when required.

January 2019 to January 2022

Data Analyst/Survey Specialist (Consultant)

Alternative Research Initiative (Pvt.) Ltd.

Pakistan

•                     Work with the research team in reviewing background documents for the study desk review.

•                     Participate in team planning workshop to understand the study purpose, scope, methodology, and data collection instruments.

•                     Execution of pre-test survey related activities.

•                     Prepare pre-test statistical tabulation and results.

•                     Provide survey training to field staff.

•                     Prepare sampling frame and operationalize the sample survey covering in all districts.

•                     Coordinate with relevant staff to execute the field data collection plan.

•                     Finalize survey findings and statistic report.

•                     Provide technical and statistical inputs during the study peer review process.

Jan 2020 to Dec 2020

Data Analyst/Survey Specialist (Consultant)

Pakistan Coalition for Education

Pakistan

•                     Finalization of methodology, sample size and questionnaire.

•                     Hiring & training of enumerators along with tools for enumerators to collect data from field.

•                     Supervision of collecting credible data from field.

•                     Monitoring of survey activities.

•                     Preparing STATA analysis do files and execution

•                     Data Cleaning and analysis.

•                     Technical input during report writing and finalization.

July 2015 to December 2018

Economic Analyst

Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd.

Pakistan

•                     Undertaking quantitative and qualitative research on various aspects of income growth, poverty reduction, education, socioeconomic, demographic issues, social exclusion, and food security in Pakistan.

•                     Providing assistance in carrying out varied economic analyses in preparation of technical study reports, policy briefs and other research outputs.

•                     Assisting in collection of primary and secondary data

•                     Assist in primary data management and analysis using statistical software including STATA and SPSS

•                     Providing technical assistance in preparation of survey methodology, evaluation, sampling designs, development of structural and semi-structural questionnaires.

•                     Supervising data collection teams and delivering trainings

•                     Providing technical guidelines to team members on Time series Data Econometrics, Panel Data Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Nonparametric Statistics, Structural Equation Modelling, Evaluation Techniques and Survey Sampling

•                     Conducting in-house trainings on research methodology, sample design, quantitative data analysis and tools (Models and software: SPSS and STATA).

February 2013-Jun 2015

Research Assistant

Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd

Pakistan

•                     Reviewing and analyzing primary and secondary data to prepare reports which present the results of performing research

•                     Provide advice and consultation on statistical issues related to data analysis and interpretation

•                     Develop sampling methodologies, tools, and designs for the socioeconomic, demographics, livelihoods, and agricultural, environmental and economic integrated household and enterprise level surveys

•                     Providing technical guidelines to team members about questionnaire, primary data management and analysis

Trainings, Workshops and Conferences 
  • Participation in eMHVRA & Spatial Planning for Urban Resilience at National Disaster Risk Managment (NIDM) 2024
  • Presentation as a speaker on “Scientific and Sustainable Application of Groundwater Treatment Technology for Safe Drinking Water Supply in Punjab, Pakistan” at Forman Christian College (FCCU) Lahore in 2023.
  • Training course on Responsible Conduct of Research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA 2022
  • Training on Laboratory Biosafety & General Laboratory Safety at Harvard University, USA 2022
  • Workshop on DAAD International Summer School on Spatial Ecotoxicology,KOBLENZ University, PfLAZ, LANDAU, Germany 2013
 Workshops & Seminars Organized 
  • Water Quality Training on Young Guardians of Clean Water, fluoride Awareness & Healthy Smiles supported by U.S. Mission Pakistan at Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad 2024.
  • Community awareness seminars on Young Guardians of Clean water, fluoride awareness & Healthy Smiles supported by U.S. Mission Pakistan at Islamabad 2024.
  • Seminar on “Promoting Ethical and Reasonable Research Practices in South Asia: A Path to Excellence” by Harvard University at Health Services Academy Islamabad 2023.
 Projects

Principal Investigator

  • ASG Grants supported by U.S. Mission in Pakistan (0.5 M PKR) (2023-2024)             Project: “Young Guardians of Clean water, Fluoride awareness & Healthy smiles”
  • HEC (Higher Education commission) Startup Research grant (0.5 M PKR) (2018-2019)             Project Title: “Association of arsenic methylation profile of Pakistani population inhabiting in arsenicrich environment”.
Academic Awards and memberships                                                                                                            
  • Awarded the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences overseas scholarship for Ph.D study in China (2013).
  • Awarded the Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellowship for research in USA (2021)
  • Member Pakistan US-Alumni Network (PUAN) (since 2023).

Alumni DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).

Publications

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I.ul. H., & Salam, A., (2014). Estimation of Productivity and Efficiency of Cotton Farmers: A Case Study of District Dera Ghazi Khan. Business & Economic Review: 6 (2), pp. 63-82.

 http://www.bereview.pk/index.php/BER/article/view/89

  1. Padda, I.ul.H., & Hameed, A., (2018). Estimating Multidimensional Poverty Levels in Rural Pakistan: A Contribution to Sustainable Development Policies. Journal of Cleaner Production: 197(1), pp. 435-442.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618315713

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.224

  1. Hameed, A., & Qaiser, Z., (2019). Estimating Social Exclusion in Rural Pakistan: A Contribution to Social Development Policies. Journal of Business & Economic Review: Vol. 11, No.1

http://imsciences.edu.pk/files/journals/March_2019/470_MA.pdf

https://doi.org/10.22547/BER/11.1.1

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I. U. H., & Salam, A., (2020). Estimating the Socio-Economic Factors of Food Insecurity in Pakistan: A Regional Level Analysis. FWU Journal of Social Sciences, 14(2).

https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/102290/1/MPRA_paper_102290.pdf

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I. U. H., & Salam, A., (2021). Estimating food consumption patterns in Pakistan by using almost ideal demand system. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 37(1): 92-103.

https://researcherslinks.com/current-issues/Estimating-Food-Consumption-Patterns-in-Pakistan/14/1/3590

  1. Karim, S., Xiang, K., & Hameed, A. (2021). Investigating social development inequality among steel industry workers in Pakistan: A contribution to social development policies. PLOS ONE, 16(6), e0253082.

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0253082

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I. U. H., & Salam, A., (2021). Analysis of Food and Nutrition Security in Pakistan: A Contribution to Zero Hunger Policies. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 37(3): 1025-1042. https://researcherslinks.com/current-issues/Analysis-Food-Nutrition-Security-Pakistan-A-Contribution-Zero-Hunger-Policies/14/1/4024
  2. Hameed, A., & Malik, D. (2021). Assessing the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Cigarette Smokers and Use of Alternative Nicotine Delivery Systems in Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Study. Advances in Public Health, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5555190

 

  1. Hameed, A., & Malik, D. (2021). Barriers to Cigarette Smoking Cessation in Pakistan: Evidence from Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 2021.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/josc/2021/9592693/

 

  1. Karim, S., Hussain, E., Khan, J. A., Hameed, A., Ougahi, J. H., & Iqbal, F. (2022). Spatiotemporal Investigation of Soil Salinity Using Geospatial Techniques: A Case Study of Tehsil Toba Tek Singh. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 1-20.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00103624.2022.2070189?casa_token=BCp1_6tQ7NAAAAAA:LCLgScO3GYk_-GWP0rU9xIfpDcYcPKZV9UINtnd5ytqjRjanIAsOan0g-OUA6fbgK898WWSoUTX5_A

 

  1. Salam, A., & Hameed, A. (2022). Technical Efficiency in Production of Major Food Grains in Punjab, Pakistan. Asian Development Review, 39(2) pp. 201-222.

             https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S0116110522500160

 

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I. U. H., & Karim, S. (2022). Spatial analysis of food and nutrition security in Pakistan: a holistic pathway towards zero hunger policies. GeoJournal, 1-23.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10708-022-10762-w

 

  1. Hameed, A., & Malik, D. (2022). Public Health Practitioners’ Knowledge towards Nicotine and Other Cigarette Components on Various Human Diseases in Pakistan: A Contribution to Smoking Cessation Policies. BioMed Research International, vol. 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7909212
  2. Hameed, A., & Ali, T. M. (2023). Unlocking the Secret to Business Success: Analysing the Impact of Personnel Knowledge through Structural Equation Model. Journal of Economic Sciences, 2(1), 27-38.

https://doi.org/10.55603/jes.v2i1.a3

 

  1. Hameed, A., & Malik, D. (2024). Clinical study protocol on electronic cigarettes and nicotine pouches for smoking cessation in Pakistan: a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 25(1), 9.

https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13063-023-07876-y

 

 

 

Publications in Conferences

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I.ul. H., & Karim, S. (2016). Multidimensional Poverty Mapping for Rural Pakistan. Sukkur: 1st International Conference on Business, Economics, & Education Management – ICBEM Organized by Institute of Business Administration Sukkur, December 15-16, 2016.

 https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/85022/

  1. Hameed, A., & Padda, I. ul. H., (2016). Estimating Poverty Level and Sustainable Development in rural Pakistan. Islamabad: SDPI’s Nineteenth Sustainable Development Conference Organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, December 06-08, 2016.

 http://sdpi.org/sdc/paper_details.php?event_id=610&paper_id=592

  1. Hameed, A., Padda, I. ul. H., & Dahar, M. A. (2017). Micro-Supply Capacity Assessment and Quality of Education for the Public Sector Schools in Punjab, Pakistan. Islamabad: 2nd International Conference on Research and Practices in Education Organized by Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, February 24-25, 2017.

https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/85020/

  1. Hameed, A., & Qaiser, Z., (2017). Estimating Sustainable Development and Social Exclusion in Rural Pakistan, Baragali: International Conference on Marginalization and Social Exclusion in the Perspective of Market Economy Organized by Quaid-i-Azam University and University of Peshawar, Pakistan, August 16-18, 2017.

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3149127

  1. Hameed, A., & Padda, I. ul. H., (2017). Multidimensional Child Poverty Measurement and its Mapping: Case of Balochistan, Pakistan. Islamabad: 33rd Annual Conference of the Pakistan Society Development Economists Organized by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Islamabad, December 12-14, 2017.

https://pide.org.pk/psde/pdf/AGM33/papers/Abdul%20Hameed.pdf

Publications in Newspaper:

  1. News article in titled “Smoking cessation: A challenge for Pakistan” has been published in The Asian Mirror. https://www.theasianmirror.com/news/4654/smoking-cessation-a-challenge-for-pakistan/
  2. News article in titled “Pakistan: A challenge to quitting smoking” has been published in The Asian Mirror. https://www.theasianmirror.com/news/5277/pakistan-a-challenge-to-quitting-smoking/
  3. News article in titled “Smoking initiation among marginalized communities in Pakistan” has been published in The Asian Mirror. https://www.theasianmirror.com/opinion/39149/smoking-initiation-among-marginalized-communities-in-pakistan/

News article in titled “Is Tobacco harm reduction matter in helping people quit combustible cigarettes?” https://www.theasianmirror.com/editorspick/39729/is-tobacco-harm-reduction-matter-in-helping-people-quit-combustible-cigarettes/

Video Presentations

  1. Policy presentation (video format) in titled “Tobacco Harm Reduction Can Help Pakistan Successfully Fight Smoking Epidemic” has been published in GFN Fives at Marriott Hotel in Warsaw Poland. https://gfn.events/videos/118/tobacco-harm-reduction-can-help-pakistan-successfully-fight-smoking-epidemic

Radio Programs on Smoking Cessation (Radio Pakistan)

http://www.aripk.com/radio-programs.php

  • Program No. 2
  • Program No. 6
  • Program No. 10

Work as a Reviewer

  1. PLOS ONE (Impact Factor 3.24)

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/static/publish

  1. Frontiers in Public Health (Impact Factor 3.71)

https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/public-health

  1. Cities (Impact Factor 3.85)

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/cities

  1. Agricultural and Resource Economics: International Scientific E-Journal (Scopus and Web of Science)

https://are-journal.com/are

  1. Health Education Research (Impact Factor 2.22)

https://academic.oup.com/her

  1. Sustainable Development (Impact Factor 12.5)

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10991719

  1. Sage Open (Impact Factor 2.0)

https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo

  1. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (Impact Factor 3.4)

https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/tags20

  1. Tobacco Use Insights (Impact Factor 2.2)

https://journals.sagepub.com/home/tuia

Received Scholarships

  1. Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Less Developed Areas 2015-16 (For PhD)
  1. Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship-2023 by Knowledge, Action, Change, London, UK (PKR 3.8 Million)

Language Skills (indicate only languages in which you can work): English, Urdu

Completed Projects:

Reference to Prior Work/Assignments that

Best Illustrates Capability to Handle the

Assigned Tasks

1.     BISP NSER Update Third Party Operations Review

Client: BISP

Coverage: Overall Pakistan (156 districts, including 14 pilot districts)

Date: June 2018- date

Role assigned: Senior Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed NSER census monitoring and evaluation plan, strategies, sampling design, instruments, coverage, and content error design. Train master trainers and field staff for M&E activities and spot check survey. Performed robust data analysis for the coverage and content errors.

 

2.     Clinical Study Protocol on Electronic Cigarettes and Nicotine Pouches for Smoking Cessation in Pakistan: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Client: ARI

Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Date: Feb -2023 to Jun 2023

Role: Senior Researcher

Responsibilities: Developed survey questionnaire, survey implementation plan and sampling design. Train enumerators for survey activities. Perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

 

3.     Situational Analysis of SDG 1 Localization in Sindh Province of Pakistan

Client: Momentum Ventures (Pvt.) Ltd, Sindh Govt, SDGs Unit, UNICEF and UNDP

Coverage: Province Sindh

Date: December 2022 to March 2023

Role: Poverty Sector Expert

Responsibilities: Review poverty data, calculate poverty statistics, estimate MPI and population below poverty line after floods, guide budget allocations for pro-poor programs, update estimates for poverty eradication, participate in consultations, suggest data consolidation mechanisms, and prepare policy recommendations for localizing SDG 1 in Sindh.

 

 

4.     National Program for Enhancing the Command Area in Barani Areas of Pakistan

Client: Government of Pakistan

Coverage: Overall Pakistan (Excluding Sindh Province)

Date: September 2022- November 2022

Role assigned: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Responsibilities performed: Developed monitoring and evaluation, and impact evaluation plan, strategies, sampling design and instruments. Train master trainers and field staff for spot-check activities and spot-check surveys. Perform statistical analysis for the monitoring and evaluation and Impact evaluation.

 

5.     Knowledge towards Harm Reduction and Nicotine among Public Health Practitioners in Pakistan

Client: ARI

Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Date: Feb -2022 to Jan 2023

Role: Senior Researcher

Responsibilities: Developed survey questionnaire, survey implementation plan and sampling design. Train enumerators for survey activities. Perform quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

6.     Baseline Survey for Global Climate Fund (GCF) Project “Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Water Management

Client: FAO/Momentum Ventures

Coverage: Dera Ghazi Khan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Badin, Sanghar, and Umerkot

Date: April 2022- July 2022

Role: Team Leader

Responsibilities: Manage and control project activities, developed survey tools and questionnaires, survey-sampling design. Train enumerators for survey activities. Manage quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing and editing.

 

7.     Assessing the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Cigarette Smokers and Use of Alternative Nicotine Delivery Systems in Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Study

Client: ARI

Coverage: Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Hyderabad, Karachi, Nawabshah, Peshawar, Swabi, Quetta, Qila Abdullah, Bagh, Ghanche

Date: April 2020- Feb 2020

Role assigned: Senior Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed KAP questionnaire, survey implementation plan and sampling design. Train enumerators for survey activities. Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

8.     Rapid Assessment of Smoking and Vaping in Pakistan during COVID-19 Lockdown

Client: ARI

Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Karachi, and Hyderabad

Date: Jan 2020- May 2020

Role assigned: Senior Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed semi-structure questionnaire, survey implementation plan and sampling design. Train enumerators for telephonic survey activities. Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

9.     Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study on Vapers in Pakistan

Client: ARI

Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Abbottabad, and Quetta

Date: July 2019- December 2019

Role assigned: Senior Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed KAP questionnaire, survey implementation plan and sampling design. Train enumerators, supervisors and field staff for M&E activities and spot check. Performed quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing.

10.   Barriers to Smoking Cessation in Marginalized Communities and the Use of Harm reduction Product in Islamabad, Pakistan

Client: ARI

Coverage: Marginalized Area of Islamabad

Date: Jan 2019- Jun 2019

Role assigned: Senior Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed questionnaire, survey strategies and sampling design. Train enumerators, supervisors and field staff for M&E activities and spot check. Performed qualitative data analysis and report writing.

11.  Socio-economic Profile of Out-of-School Children 5-16 Years of Age in Pakistan: A Preliminary Analysis

Client: Pakistan Coalition for Education

Coverage: Secondary Research from 2014-2019 across Pakistan

Date: Jan- June 2020

Role assigned: Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Performed Secondary data analysis and statistical report writing.

12.  Rapid Assessment of Psychological Effect of COVID-19 & School closure on Children

Client: Pakistan Coalition for Education

Coverage: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzaffarabad, and Gilgit

Date: Jun 2020- December 2020

Role assigned: Research Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed questionnaire, survey strategies and sampling design. Train enumerators, supervisors and field staff for M&E activities and spot check. Performed qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

13.  Third Party Verification of Waseela-e-Rozgar Liabilities

Client: BISP

Coverage: 77 districts (20 Service providers and 213 training institutes)

Date: Dec 2019- April 2020

Role assigned: Senior Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed questionnaire, survey strategies and sampling design. Train enumerators, supervisors and field staff for M&E activities and spot check. Performed qualitative data analysis and report writing.

14.  Multi-topic Targeting Performance Survey

Client: BISP/The World Bank

Coverage: 4 districts

Date: March –June 2017

Role assigned: Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Developed survey instruments, developed sample design, delivered data collection training, supervised district teams. Performed data analysis

15.  Youth Workforce Development Project (YWFD) Evaluation 

Client: MSI/USAID:

Coverage:  Karachi

Dates: Aug 2016-Oct 2016

Role assigned: Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Data Management and Analysis

16.  Humqadam School Construction & Rehabilitation Programme: Baseline Assessment

Client: IMC Worldwide:

Coverage:  7 districts

Dates: Apr 2016-Jul 2016

Role assigned: Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Data Management and Analysis

17.  Operational Review of the Waseela-e-Taleem Programme

Client: BISP/ The World Bank

Coverage: 13 districts

Dates: April 2013- June 2017

Role assigned: Economic Analyst

Responsibilities performed: Delivered data collection training to enumerators and supervisors, developed sample design, developed structural questionnaire, carried out data analysis

18.  Monitoring of the National Household Survey of Social Protection and Cohesion in Pakistan

Client: The World Bank

Coverage:  90 cluster across Pakistan

Date: Nov 2015 – March 2016

Role assigned: Economic Analyst, Field Supervisor

Responsibilities performed: Monitoring of data collection activities, secondary sampling unit selection, carried out data cleaning, coding and analysis

19.  Pakistan Household Skills Measurement Survey (Wave II & III)

Client:  The World Bank

Coverage: 17 districts

Date 2014 –2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant

Responsibilities performed: Data cleaning, coding, and analysis

20.  Punjab Skills Development Fund Furniture Manufacturing Sector Skill Study

Client: Punjab Skill Development Fund (Govt. Of Pakistan)

Coverage: 4 districts

Date: April – November 2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant

Responsibilities performed: Sampling design, data cleaning, coding, and data analysis

21.  The Agriculture Drip Irrigation Discrete Choice Experiment Survey

Client: IFPRI

Coverage: 4 districts

Date: Jan 2015-Jun 2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant

Responsibilities performed: Data Management, data cleaning, coding, and data analysis

 

22.  Baseline Survey for Income Generation project Phase I

Client: World Vision

Coverage: 5 districts

Date: 2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant

Responsibilities performed: Sampling design, data cleaning, coding, and analysis

23.  Pakistan Panel Rural Household Survey

Client: IFPRI

Coverage: 19 districts

Date: 2012 – 2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant

Responsibilities performed: Data cleaning, coding, and analysis

24.  Pakistan Agriculture Production Survey

Client: IFPRI

Coverage: 19 districts

Date: 2014 – 2015

Role assigned: Research Assistant, Field supervisor 

Responsibilities performed: Data cleaning, coding, and analysis