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Launch of SDPI’s Centre of Evidence Action Research

Moderator: Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Joint Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan

Chair: Dr Ishrat Husain, Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity, GoP

Scene Setting Presentation: Dr Fareeha Armughan, Research Fellow, SDPI

Guest of Honour: Dr Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Director, Center for International Development and the SumitomoFoundation for Advanced Studies on International Development & Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA (online)

Distinguished Panellists (In-Person)

1. Ms Amna Aaqil, Director Executive Education, Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan

2. Mr Naveed Aziz, Governance Adviser Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Islamabad, Pakistan

3. Mr Rana Kaiser Ishaque, Assistant Resident Representative, Chief, Democratic Governance Unit, United Nations Development Programme

Distinguished Panellists (Online)

4. Ms Maha Rehman, Director Policy, Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC)Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

5. Mr Maroof A. Sayed, President & CEO Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) & Senior Fellow and Advisor Harvard’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), UK

Launch of Reports:

1. Citizen Perception Survey – Access and Acceptability of Public Services

2. Centre of Evidence Action Research – Impact Evaluation (RCT), EdTech Hub Consortium

Plenary Organisers: Dr Fareeha Armughan, Ms Nudrat Fatima & Ms Linta Noor, SDPI

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