MR. Kaiser Bengali
Kaiser Bengali is Head of the Chief minister’s Policy Reform Unit, Government of Balochistan. Earlier, he was Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh for Planning & Development. He was also the first head of the Benazir Income Support Programme and designed the programme. He was also Sindh’s representative on the 7th National Finance Commission, which gave a successful Award. He has now been nominated on the 8th NFC to represent Balochistan. Kaiser Bengali is an economist with 30 years experience in teaching, research and policy advice in Pakistan and abroad. He has a Masters in Economics from Boston University, USA, and a PhD in Economics from University of Karachi, Pakistan.
He has taught and conducted research at prestigious institutions in Pakistan, such as, the Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, and was Managing Director of the Social Policy & Development Centre, Karachi. His international teaching, research and consultancy experience includes work at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Developpment, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and with international organizations in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Kenya. He has over 30 research publications in national and international journals and conferences and he is the author/editor of 6 books on subjects ranging from unemployment, inequality and poverty to education, gender, and water. He has regularly contributed articles on economic and political issues in newspapers and appears on electronic media.