Adnan Qadir Khan

Co-founder and Board Member

Adnan Q. Khan is the Professor in Practice with School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an Associate with the Building State Capability Program with Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and a founding Board Member of Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP).

Previously he was the Research and Policy Director of the IGC, a member of the IGC’s Steering Group, and a visiting lecturer in Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School and was a Co-chair of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. Dr. Khan has an experience of about 10 years as researcher and catalyser of others’ research. He has spent over 15 years interacting with the government, as an activist, and in private sector. He has served in government mostly as a member of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) after topping the civil service examination in Pakistan. He is also received President’s Medal for performance.

Dr. Khan has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology. He went on to do his graduate work obtaining a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and received his PhD in Economics from the Queen’s University. He also has a diploma in International Affairs from Punjab University. His research interests lie in the areas of public economics, public finance, microfinance and growth.