Mr. Shahid Rahim Sheikh is the new Dean of National Institute of Public Policy (NIPP). He has been with National Management College of NSPP earlier as a Member Directing Staff (Nov 2014-Aug 2017) and Chief Instructor (Sept 2017-Jan 2018). For his education he attended Forman Christian College (FCC) and Government College Lahore, for BA and MA degrees, and excelled in public speaking (Best debator 1974, 1975) and creative writing (Editor The Ravi, literary magazine of GC). Before joining civil service he taught at Government College, Lahore.
Later on in career he went to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles for his Masters in Public Administration. In this program his focus areas were Public Policy Analysis and Public Finance.
Starting in 1979, he served Federal Government for more than three decades in junior to highest possible administrative positions, mostly under the Federal Board of Revenue and distinguished himself by becoming Head of Pakistan Customs (2004-07) and earlier as a senior technical expert at the World Customs Organization (WCO), Brussels, from 1999-2004. This was a singular professional achievement, shared only by one more officer of Pakistan Customs, since Pakistan became a member of WCO in 1953.
From Trade Policy implementation at Customs, he moved to Trade Policy formulation in Ministry of Commerce as Additional Secretary (Policy) in 2010 and served in that capacity for two years. He came back to Revenue Division/FBR in 2012 and was serving as Deputy Chairman, FBR at the time of his retirement from active service in 2013.
Dr Saif Ullah Khalid
Research Associate (Governance and Public Policy)
Dr. Saif Ullah Khalid has worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Governance and Public Policy, National University of Modern Languages. He also served as Strategic Planning Expert in USAID projects in Pakistan. He has been a Program Manager in Centre for Governance and Public Accountability, Islamabad. He was also selected in United Nations Internship Program and served in United Nations Evaluation Program/Process on United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in the Office of Internal Oversight Services, Inspection and Evaluation Division, New York, USA. Furthermore, he was Relationship Manager at Khushhali Bank Limited.
Dr. Saif Ullah Khalid holds double Master’s Degree: one in Development Studies, with specialization in Economics of Development from International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, and second is Master’s in Economics from Peshawar University, with distinction, by securing First class First position in Economic department and stood third in the whole province. He completed his PhD, from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where his doctoral thesis is “Theory and Practice of police corruption control in Pakistan Case studies of three Police Departments”. He was awarded HEC foreign scholarship for MS leading to PhD.
His current publications are “Theory and Practice of Understanding Corruption in Pakistan: Case study of National Accountability Bureau, KPK” and “Medium Term Budgetary Framework: Issues, Challenges and Prospects in Pakistan.”
Mr. Jahanzeb Waheed
Research Associate(Development Economics)
Mr. Waheed has worked as Research/Project/Data Analyst with various private and public sector organisations including, Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Department for International Development (DfID) and the Planning and Development Department, Punjab. At National Institute of Public Policy (NIPP), he has completed several research assignments including a research paper, entitled ‘Trade Liberalization Linkage to Economic Growth and Poverty: A Two Sector Approach’ and ‘Service Delivery Through ICT in Education: An Evaluation of Online College Admission System’. In addition, he has drafted research plan and agenda for NIPP, input and recommendations for National IT Policy for Ministry of Information Technology. He performed duties of drafting/verifying course content/assignment outcomes for National Management College (NMC) Courses. As a resource person, he has been part of independent monitoring/evaluation for ‘Prime Minister’s National Information and Communication Technology-Scholarship Award Test’ and ‘Move Forward to Regain the Prosperous Lives’. He also provided assistance in developing course contents of ‘Public Administration in Pakistan’ at the level of M.A/MS.c. degree programs. His areas of interest include policy processes, implementation and management issues.
Mr. Waheed is currently working on studies, entitled,
‘Service Delivery through Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB): Management of Cause Analysis’
‘Crisis of Governance in Primary Education in Punjab: A Case Study’
Ms. Ayesha Akbar
Ms Akbar has been engaged in various research activities with international organizations. She has worked on an extensive study of World Health Organization (WHO) at King Edward Medical University, Lahore.The prime purpose of the study was to invoke service delivery orientation through involving integrated health care channels to strengthen the primary health care in Punjab.
She has been involved in statistical data analysis and report writing of survey for evaluating the “Professional Attitude and Perception” of Participants, enrolled in NMC. She has also been providing assistance in preparing reading material for the simulation exercises during the courses.In addition, she has attended various conferences on Public Policy and Civil Services.
Ayesha is currently working on analyzing public policy in the domain of governance and management. She has completed a policy paper on “Pakistan’s Migration Policy and Governance Challenges of Balancing Brain-Drain and Capital-Gain. She has also conducted a case study on “Failure of Service Delivery in Primary Health Care of Punjab”. Her previous paper was on “Culture and Cultural Policy of Pakistan”.
Miss Akbar has actively been involved in organizing workshops, seminars and conferences in the institute. She recently worked on a report “Change but No Change: A Public Sector Dilemma” an executive workshop, organized by the Executive Development Institute.
Now, she is working on a paper titled “Organizational Analysis of Successful Stories in Public Sector”