Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Zia Banday
Research Fellow

About Me 

I consider myself as a researcher cum advocacy person with a keen interest in livelihood issues. With initiative and drive, I have led many development projects towards fruition. My naval background provides me the agility and tenacity to navigate through unchartered waters with limited resources and information. I have a diverse career background in Pakistan Navy, Investment Banking, Management Consulting and Entrepreneurship. It has provided me a well-rounded and holistic outlook in evaluating situation on ground. A regular contributor of Urdu newspaper articles with a focus on the economy of poor. I am also a regular TV talk show guest on economic issues.

Area of Interest

Street Economy and Local Economic Development


MBA (Finance), IBA Karachi

Contact Me 

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Social Links 

Contribution to PIDE Research

Opportunities Now (Panel Discussion)

August 2022

A Street Livelihood Report

November 2021

Face-Off with Street Vending in Pakistan

April 2021

Street Vendors in Islamabad – Voice from the Ground

April 2021

Is the Street Economy A Panacea for post-COVID Recovery?

December 2020

Street Vendors In Islamabad – Voice From The Ground

July 2020

A Local Economic Development Approach for Faisalabad

July 2020