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
Kate Vyborny is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. She was previously affiliated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. Kate Vyborny is also a visiting faculty member at the Lahore School of Economics and at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. She has worked on research and policy outreach on foreign aid, trade and development at the Center for Global Development and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
Dr. Vyborny holds a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.