Dr. Monazza Aslam is an education economist based at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan (2000), she completed her undergraduate degree at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan in 1999 and her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford in 2006. Dr. Aslam’s research career spanning 15 years has focused on using applied micro-econometrics, investigating gender issues in education in developing countries, teacher effectiveness, the role of different school types in improving student learning and the political economy of education systems. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL and a Managing Partner of an education think tank (Oxford Partnership for Education Research and Analysis). She has advised the UK government and various international organisations.