Summary About Me

Research Interest

Health Policy, Disabilities, Rehabilitation Medicine,  Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis and  Randomized Controlled Trails (RCTs)

Education

Current

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Public Administration and Innovation for Disability and Social Inclusion in a Joint PhD Programme of University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli and Polytechnic University of the Marche, UNIVPM (November 2026)

Coordinator: Prof. Francesca Gimigliano, Full Professor, Uni-Campania
Advisor: Prof. Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Full Professor, UNIVPM
Co-Advisor: Prof. Marianna Capecci, Associate Professor, UNIVPM

Previous

MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in Public Policy, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, PIDE (2021)

BSc. (Bachelor of Honors) in Agriculture (Rural Development), The University of Agriculture Peshawar (2019)

Work Experience

Current

PhD Candidate, Polytechnic University of the Marche, UNIVPM, Ancona, Italy (November 2023-Present)
Advisor: Prof. Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Full Professor, UNIVPM
Co-Advisor: Prof. Marianna Capecci, Associate Professor, UNIVPM

Previous

Research Consultant, Centre for Policy Research, Islamabad, Pakistan (March 2022-December 2023)
Worked independently

Research Assistant, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad, Pakistan (Feb 2021-March 2022)
Supervisors in the assignments:
Dr Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE,
Dr Nasir Iqbal, Head Macro Policy Lab and Associate Professor, PIDE
Dr Zehra Gardezi, Assistant Professor, PIDE

Teaching Assistant, School of Public Policy, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad, Pakistan (Sep 2020-Feb 2021)
Supervisor: Dr Nasir Iqbal, Head Macro Policy Lab and Associate Professor, PIDE
Graduate Course: Public Policy Analysis

Project Coordinator and Teacher, Vision21 Foundation, Peshawar, Pakistan (Nov 2017-Nov 2018)
Worked independently

Research

  • Integrating Evidence: Enhancing Treatment Outcomes in Individuals with Disabilities through Systematic Reviews of Randomized Controlled Trials and Big Data Analysis
  • Knowledge and Awareness of ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disabilities and Health) in Pakistan

The Economic Cost of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs): A Market Based Solution (Thesis Defense Date: November 19, 2021). Thesis submitted to School of Social Sciences, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

Supervisor: Nasir Iqbal, Associate Professor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
Internal Examiner: Mahmood Khalid, Senior Research Economist, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
External Examiner: Waheed Choudary, Associate Professor, Quaid -e- Azam University Islamabad.

1. Poster Presentation in 2nd Annual General Conference by the School of Economics and Social Sciences on Development: Discourses and Critiques at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan (Mar 2022)
Poster: The Economic Cost of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs): A Market Based Solution

2. Poster Presentation in 35th Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Society for Development Economists (PSDE) at Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Pakistan (Nov 2021)
Poster: The Economic Cost of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs): A Market Based Solution

1. Sehat Sahulat Program, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (2022), (unpublished research assistantship final report)

2. The Economic Cost of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs): A Market Based Solution, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (2021), (unpublished MPhil thesis policy outcomes)

3. Out of School Children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (2019), (unpublished course assignment)

1. Contributing Editor in PIDE Guide to Policy and Research (P&R) Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1, theme Informal Economy of Pakistan. Published by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, (PIDE), Islamabad (2022).

2. Students Dilemma in Private Hostels in Islamabad: A Policy Perspective PIDE Guide to Policy and Research (P&R), Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (2021)

1. State-Owned Enterprises

2. Sehat Sahulat Program

3. Traffic Management and Congestion Mitigation: Introduction of Paid Parking Policy in Islamabad

4. Multiplier effect of USAID Intervention in Small and Medium Enterprise Analysis using Input-Output Model

5. Revitalization of Street Economy in Pakistan: The Case Study of Islamabad

6. Impact of Price Change on behavior of Tobacco Consumption

7.  Speed Literacy Program-SLP

Opinions in Newspapers

Skills

Proficient in software’s Stata and DEAP

Advance skills in Microsoft Suit

Skilled in Quantitative and Qualitative research

Skilled in Data Cleaning, Tabulation, Visualization and Data Analysis on Stata

Skilled in writing Policy Brief, Report Writing, Literature Review, Questionnaire Development and designing research methodology

Languages

English (Fluent)

Pashto and Urdu (Native)

Italian (Learning)

Lets Meet and Talk

Phone/Whatsapp

+39 344 665 9895

Email

dr.kashifaakash@gmail.com