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Akmal Hussain

Akmal Hussain has authored/co-authored several books on Pakistan’s economic development, including strategic issues in Pakistan’s Economic Policy, and more recently the UNDP, Pakistan National Human Development Report, 2003. He has also contributed to Pakistan’s macro-economic policy as an independent economist in the President’s Economic Advisory Board (1999–2002). Over the last decade he has helped establish institutions for poverty alleviation and participatory development at the village, provincial and national levels (the Punjab Rural Support Programme as its first honorary CEO and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund as a founding board member). He is currently senior fellow at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, and Member, Board of Governors, of the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (Dhaka).