Dr. Vaqar Ahmed

Dr. Vaqar Ahmed is joint executive director at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). He has served as an adviser to the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and has undertaken assignments with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Finance, Planning, and Commerce Ministries in Pakistan.
Twitter: @vaqarahmed​


Latest published

How Pakistan’s economy could take a hit from regional tensions

The news arriving from both the United States and Iran indicates that in the coming days, things may move towards de-escalation. 

January 19, 2020

Lessons from the multi-million pound Malik Riaz settlement

The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency last week agreed to a settlement of GBP 190 million with Malik Riaz of Bahria Town fame regarding an investigation into his wealth holding in the UK, which is believed to be derived from corruption.

December 16, 2019

Growing up in the shadow of 9/11

An entire generation of Muslim youth has grown up around the world in the backdrop of one of the world’s most critical moments, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US.

September 12, 2019

A lot at stake if we count the economic costs of strained India-Pakistan ties

The deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan have unfortunately resulted in the freezing of cross-border economic activities.

August 29, 2019