Hanid Mukhtar taught economics at Quaid-i-Azam University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, North Eastern University, Boston University (Visiting Associate Professor), and Applied Economics Research Centre. He joined World Bank as a macroeconomist in 1990 and worked primarily on macroeconomic and fiscal issues. Besides publishing articles on various issues in economics in some leading Pakistani journals, Hanid Mukhtar has authored and contributed to a large number of World Bank economic reports on Pakistan. He retired from the World Bank in 2014.
Dr. Mukhtar has a PhD in Economics from Boston University.
Adil Najam is the inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He is the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan. He has written over 100 scholarly papers and book chapters.
Dr. Najam has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He also has two Master's degrees from Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), one in Environmental Engineering and second in Technology Policy. Adil Najam gained his PhD from MIT in Environment and Development Policy.
Zeba Sathar is the Country Director of the Population Council in Islamabad, Pakistan, overseeing technical assistance and capacity building, social science research, and population and demographic dividend research that informs national policy discussions and developments. Her expertise includes cross-national comparative research, advocacy for policy change, analysis of demographic trends and patterns, and evaluation of health service delivery systems. In 2006, Zeba Sathar received the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz award by the President of Pakistan in recognition of her public service to the development sector in Pakistan. She is also the first Pakistani to be elected to the governing council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, and is a co-lead of FP2020’s Performance, Monitoring and Accountability working group.
Dr. Sathar has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, MSc in Demography from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Bilal Siddiqi is an Economist at the World Bank’s Development Research Group. His research focuses on public sector governance and justice reform, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected situations. He is involved in a range of field experiments in Africa and South Asia, involving legal aid, mediation, post-conflict reconciliation, public service providers, and commercial investors
Bilal Siddiqi received his MPhil and PhD in Economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and was affiliated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies