Team

Without people, organizations are merely concepts that are incapable of action. Precision Development is privileged to draw on the talents of a strong multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-talented team dedicated to empowering people living in poverty.

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Adeel Shafqat

Adeel Shafqat

Pakistan Country Director

Leadership Team, Pakistan Team

Adeel Shafqat is PxD's Country Director for Pakistan. He holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick. Previously, Adeel worked at a Canadian Public Financial Management services firm where he helped introduce ERP software to governments in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Ahmad Ayub

Ahmad Ayub

Senior Research Associate

Pakistan Team

Ahmad Ayub is a Senior Research Associate at PxD Pakistan. He holds an MSc in Development Economics from University of Oxford as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar, and a Bachelors (Hons) in Economics from LUMS. His substantive interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics, econometrics and research methods. He previously worked on the Asset Transfer Project at Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) aimed at poverty alleviation of the ultra-poor via asset transfers in parts of Southern Punjab. He has also served as the Project Manager for the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) financial inclusion drive in Lahore to revolutionize the asset financing for small entrepreneurs being implemented by University of Oxford and LUMS researchers.

Bakhtawar Ali

Bakhtawar Ali

Project Manager

Pakistan Team

Bakhtawar Ali is a Project Manager at PxD Pakistan on the IFAD project. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics from the University of Punjab, Pakistan. In his postgraduate education, Bakhtawar graduated with a perfect GPA and was awarded an Honorary Gold Medal by the Chief Minister on account of his 1st Position in the State. He previously worked with Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) and Pakistan Television Network (PTV). He is currently working with the Government of Pakistan and Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). His research interests are in agriculture economics, political economy, and development economics.

Fatima Fida

Fatima Fida

Research Assistant

Pakistan Team

Fatima Fida is a Research Assistant at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. Fatima has previously worked in Education Sector Development and was associated with Zindagi Trust where she contributed on projects focused at identifying gaps and improving quality of education in Pakistan. Fatima also runs educational and awareness campaigns in her hometown, Hunza, to increase awareness and motivation among children. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Mathematics from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and a Master's degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Hassan Ammar

Hassan Ammar

Project Manager

Pakistan Team

Hassan Ammar is a Project Manager at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Hassan holds two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania: a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. He has previously worked as an Education Coordinator at the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNAGP), where he spearheaded the Education and Outreach Program. He has also served as an Education Coordinator at the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (PGWI), raising awareness about global water and sanitation issues.

Mahroz Haider

Mahroz Haider

Research Associate

Pakistan Team

Mahroz Haider is working as a Research Associate at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. Mahroz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology Islamabad (NUST) and a Master’s degree in Management from New York University (NYU). He has previously worked as an Executive Projects at Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited.

Omer Qasim

Omer Qasim

Product Manager

Pakistan Team

Omer Qasim is a Product Manager for Weather Advisory at PxD Pakistan. Prior to joining PxD, he served as the Co-Director of the inaugural Data Collection and Survey Unit at the Center of Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Manager of their Social Compact Program. He has also worked at the International Growth Center (IGC), Institute for Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Search for Common Ground (SFCG). Omer has previously designed and implemented research pertaining to COVID-19 smart containment, agriculture, urban services and taxation, financial inclusion and education. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Sajwaar Khalid

Sajwaar Khalid

Research Associate

Pakistan Team

Sajwaar Khalid is a Research Assistant at PxD. He has previously worked as a consultant with the World Bank at the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Group under the Project Lead Daniel L. Chen and as a research assistant in the Economics Department at LUMS and Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France. He completed his bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. His research interests are in agriculture economics, financial economics, and development economics.

Shams Sadiq

Shams Sadiq

Research Associate

Pakistan Team

Shams Sadiq is a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences. In his master’s thesis, he used the GIS flood data and remote-sensing techniques to evaluate the Impact of Floods on Schools’ Performance in Punjab, Pakistan. Previously he was involved in Women’s’ Mobility and Pakistan Floods Project at CERP. His research interests lie in data-driven policies, development economics, geographical information systems, and remote sensing.

Taimur Farooq

Taimur Farooq

Project Manager

Pakistan Team

Taimur Farooq is working as a Project Manager at PxD Pakistan on the IFAD Project. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from LUMS, Pakistan, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He is a Fulbright Alumni, and has experience working with various developmental and non-developmental organizations, on a wide array of ICT adoption research projects, ranging from governance, health, education, agricultural as well as the real estate sector.

Wafa Tahir

Wafa Tahir

Research Associate

Pakistan Team

Wafa Tahir is a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Government College University, Lahore and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Information Technology University. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at Abacus Consulting where she assisted in preparing market studies. She has also served as a Research Associate at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Information Technology University, aiding research on firm level innovation in Pakistan