Haris Gazdar

Mr. Haris Gazdar is a Director and Senior Researcher at the Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR), an independent academic and policy research organisation in Karachi, Pakistan. He has contributed widely to social science research and policy debates in Pakistan and elsewhere, and has taught as well as conducted academic research in the UK, India, and Pakistan. His research interests include poverty, social policy, agriculture, nutrition, gender and political economy. His recent research on women agricultural workers has influenced legislative and policy action in Pakistan. He currently serves as the Coordinator on Social Protection to the Chief Minister of the Sindh province of Pakistan and is leading the design and roll-out of social protection systems and programmes in the province, including those for agricultural workers. Mr. Gazdar holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.