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Dr. Akmal Hussain has B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Sussex. He is currently Distinguished Professor at the Beaconhouse National University Lahore. He has contributed papers as a panelist at conferences across the world, including Harvard University, Society for International Development, Rome and the UNDP. He has also done research for the World Bank and the ILO. He has advised governments in Pakistan on economic policy as a member of the Prime Minister’s Committee on Economic Policy, as an independent economist, during the period 1989 to 2001 and later in 2010-11. He has also contributed to policy discussions at Wilton Park UK and at consultative forums organized by the governments of the Netherlands and Japan respectively. More recently he has contributed to the international deliberations organized by the UNDP in Bonn, on Sustainable Development Goals, which contributed to the drafting of the SDGs document. He helped build organizations aimed at poverty alleviation and development at the village, district, national and regional levels. He was principal author of the UNDP Pakistan National Human Development Report 2003 and more recently the UNDP Report on Inclusive and Sustainable Development 2017. He has authored/co-authored or contributed chapters to 40 other books on Development. His latest book is: Pakistan, Institutional Instability and Underdevelopment : State, People and Consciousness, Folio Books, Lahore 2023, and







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