Dr. Niaz Murtaza is a Development and Political Economist and a Senior Fellow with the University of California, Berkeley with a research focus on governance, democracy, political economy and sustainable development issues. He has practical field-based research and work experience across more than fifty countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas at senior levels with international NGOs like ActionAid and Oxfam. He has published nearly two dozen peer-reviewed articles, a book and policy papers on related issues. He also writes extensively in Pakistani newspapers with more than a hundred articles written during the last three years in Dawn and other Pakistani newspapers on these topics. He also authored PILDAT’s Democracy Assessment Report for 2013-14 and serves on their steering committee for governance assessment exercises. He also supervises M.Phil theses focused on related topics at PIDE. He has also undertaken numerous consultancy assignments related to his research areas for UN and other aid agencies both in Pakistan and globally. He has a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mohammad Laraib, MPhil Student, QAU.
Zainab Naqvi, Communication Specialist, Sialkot
Meneka Raghavan, Development Specialist, Sri Lanka
Nahid Hasnain, Communication Specialist, Karachi
Rapid Appraisals conducted by INSPIRING Pakistan along with local councilors in Pind Bhagwal and French Colony in Islamabad as part of research on Islamabad Local Government system in November 2016
Islamabad-Advocating further political, administrative and financial devolution, experts on Wednesday pointed out several flaws in the Islamabad local government (LG) system. A review report launched by INSPIRING Pakistan and Pattan Development Organisation, Islamabad called for legislative...