Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Faheem Jehangir Khan
Senior Research Economist / Project Director, RASTA

About Me 

I am a public policy expert with 18+ years of experience in policy research and analysis, professional/ practitioners’ training, and teaching at the university level. Currently leading the RASTA programme – the largest economics and public policy research network in Pakistan – as the Project Director, I remained associated with the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), National School of Public Policy (NSPP), and worked with UNDP, GIZ, ILO, and numerous universities and training institutes across Pakistan.

Area of Interest

I have expertise in public sector management with special interest in public policy processes, policy formulation and implementation, and management/evaluation of public sector development projects. I also have keen research interest in foreign aid, city profiling, training & development, and network governance. I am a qualitative researcher who enjoys teaching research methods and use data visualization tools.

Area of specialization:
Public Policy Process, Network Governance, Public Sector Management, Foreign Aid, Qualitative Research Methods, Training & Development


PhD (Public Policy), School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK (2015)
MS/MPhil (Development Policy), University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
BSc Hons (Ag Economics), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Policy Research Methods: A Step-by-Step Guide From Start To Finish For Students And Practitioners

November 2022

Public Policy & Economic Growth in Pakistan

September 2020

Do We Need Metro Bus System for Improving Female Mobility?

August 2020

Foreign Training of Government Officers and Public Sector Capacity in Pakistan

January 2020

Public Policy & Economic Growth in Pakistan

December 2019

Strengthening Public Sector Capacity For Improved Governance In Pakistan

March 2017

The aid policy network in Pakistan

February 2017

Opening the Black Box: Managing the Aid Policy Process in Pakistan

February 2017

The Aid Policy Network in Pakistan: An Actor-Network Analysis

August 2016

Waleed Haider Malik (ed). Judiciary-led Reforms in Singapore: Framework, Strategies, and Lessons. (Shorter Notices-2009-1)

February 2009

Attitudes Towards Civil Service of Pakistan: A Perception Survey

December 2008

Perception Survey of Civil Servants: A Preliminary Report

December 2007

Public Provision of Education and Government Spending in Pakistan 

February 2007

Health Care Services and Government Spending in Pakistan 

January 2007

Delivering Access to Safe Drinking Water and Adequate Sanitation in Pakistan

January 2007

Philip Albert Theodor Kircher. Poverty Reduction Strategies. Gottingen Studies in Development Economics. Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang, 2002. xiv+275 pages. Paperback. Price not given.

February 2005

Deepa Narayan (ed.). Measuring Empowerment: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Washington, D.C.: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2005. Pages xx+475. Paperback. Price not given.

September 2004