Director

Dr. Laila

Research Fellow
Email: lsfarooq@iba.edu.pk

Dr Laila Farooq has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan. She also has a degree in Economics from the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and is currently getting a law degree from the University of London through its external programme.

Her research agenda revolves around issues of transnational advocacy movements and their interaction with domestic factors. She has received grants from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Development (University of Missouri) as well as the American Political Science Association. She is currently working on a project to investigate the interaction between global and grassroot movements through a case study lens. She lives in Karachi with her cat, Toffee.


Manager

Hasaan Anwar

Manager
Email: hamohiuddin@iba.edu.pk

Hasaan is a development sector professional with over 7 years of experience in primary & secondary research, implementation and project management. He has worked as research assistant on 5+ projects and has led 5 research projects. Hasaan has experience working with credible donors such as World Bank, International Finance Commission, United States Agency for International Development, Asian Development Bank, British Asian Trust, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund and Karandaaz. He has experience in designing samples and questionnaires, translations, training field staff, enumeration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and report writing. He has experience of working in 15+ districts and 3 provinces of Pakistan. Hasaan has worked across the financial inclusion, social protection, education, health, gender, and transport sectors


Research Fellow

Sarah Nizamani

Research Fellow
Email: snizamani@iba.edu.pk

Sarah Nizamani is a development economist by training and currently working as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Business Administration Karachi. She has also worked at Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, Hon.Research Fellow at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and Leader at the Climate Reality Hub.

Ms. Nizamani’s research focuses on understanding inequality of opportunities and assessing the inequalities in the developing countries. Her work combines socioeconomic micro-level big data with econometric techniques to analyze the distribution of opportunities. Her research on nexus in between economic growth and taxation has been published in several newspapers. Previously she has taught and assisted MPhil students with their coursework in macroeconomics and development economics at Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi.