Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri is an economic policy analyst and development researcher. He brings in social sector development, international trade, and climate change perspective to PSO Board of Management.
He is the Executive Director of leading Pakistani Think-tank Sustainable Development Policy Institute. Before joining SDPI, he was Head of Programme of Oxfam GB, Pakistan Programme. He is serving on several policy formulating forums in Pakistan as well as in South Asia. He is member of Planning Commission’s Task Forces on “Social Sector Development”, and “Climate Change”. He was also a member of working groups on poverty alleviation, economic growth and competitiveness, rural development and climate change established by National Planning Commission to formulate next five-year plan. He is member of Federal Forestry Board. He heads the regional advisory board of National Centre for Competence in Research North South, a network of southern and northern policy research institutes and universities. He is also the vice chairman of executive board of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment. He is member Board of Studies of Sustainable Development Study Centre, GC University Lahore.
Dr. Suleri has contributed intensive research on Pakistan’s engagement in World Trade Organization (WTO). He was part of official delegation to WTO Ministerial Conference, Hong Kong. He also represented civil society organizations in WTO Ministerial Conferences of Doha and Cancun. He researched on 6F’s crisis facing Pakistan (food, fuel, fiscal, frontiers, functional democracy, and fragility of climate). His latest research, “State of food (in)security in Pakistan 2009” carried out in collaboration with the World Food Programme and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation not only ranks 131 districts of Pakistan on the basis of their food insecurity, but also reveals the linkages between food insecurity and militancy in Pakistan. He is currently working on “electricity governance in Pakistan”, “Policy and institutional framework for renewable energy in Pakistan”, and “Impact of IMF standby loan agreement on macro-economic policies of Pakistan”.
Dr. Suleri is a prolific writer and contributes to major national and international papers on issues of sustainable development. He also heads the regional steering committee of “Imagine a New South Asia”, a broad-based network of civil society organizations and individuals working for a New South Asia. Dr. Suleri earned his Ph.D. from University of Greenwich, UK.
He was appointed as Member BoM, PSO, on March 6, 2010.