Saheem Khizar

Saheem Khizar is a field experiment coordinator at the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics & Politics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and an extensive experience of working within the non-profit across diversified sectors such as education, dairy and livelihood development, micro-enterprise, and disaster relief. He has managed large-scale research studies including for researchers from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Duke University, University of Cambridge, University of Kent, University of South Wales, LUMS, Lahore School of Economics, and International Growth Centre.

Content by Saheem Khizar
  • Blog post

    Six insights for engaging community activists in rural development

    You can’t overstate the importance of local organisations in providing services for their communities. Pakistan’s flash flood of 2012 washed away the water supply scheme and 1.5 kilometres of a road in the remote village of Kiyar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karimabad valley. After a week, the local community restored these services itself. In the hilly areas of northern...

    9 Aug 2017 | Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizar, Simon Quinn, Katherine Vyborny

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    How well represented are women in Pakistan's rural volunteer organisations?

    Since the 1980s, Pakistan has followed a unique model of social mobilization that has contributed greatly towards rural development and poverty alleviation. This model of social mobilization and community participation involves setting up local community organizations at the neighborhood, village and union council (UC) levels. These organizations comprise local volunteer...

    9 May 2017 | Hamna Ahmed, Asha Gul, Saheem Khizar, Simon Quinn, Katherine Vyborny