Arqam Lodhi

Programs and Planning Manager

Arqam Worked as a Programs and Planning Manager at CERP, responsible for strategic planning and organizational management. He was also the Pakistan Country Manager for Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Program. He has worked as a Research Fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD). Before joining EPoD, he worked as a Program Manager for DFID-funded Punjab Economic Opportunities Program at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. In addition to working for a short while with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in the Philippines and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), he has worked extensively with the Government in Pakistan, specifically in disaster relief programs and with Departments of Agriculture and Health of the provincial government of Punjab. This work involved province-wide business process re-engineering within these departments to facilitate the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems aimed at increasing procurement and supply chain efficiency.
Arqam was also the J. William Fulbright International Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he pursued a graduate degree in micro-economic development and public and non-profit management. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.