Dr. Anjum Altaf is a former professor of economics and dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. He was also vice-president and provost at Habib University in Karachi. Earlier, Dr. Altaf was a visiting faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and employed at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., where he worked on urban development in East Asia. Dr. Altaf founded and manages The South Asian Idea Weblog, a learning resource for college students in South Asia.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.