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Zeba Sathar


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.