Sajid Amin Javed

Sajid Amin Javed

Research Fellow/ Founding Head Policy Solutions Lab

Dr. Sajid is Research Fellow and founding head of Policy Solutions Lab at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Pakistan. Prior to joining to SPDI, he was Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Department of Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Dr. Sajid’s research is located at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry of issues related to structure of economic growth, inclusiveness and sustainability of growth and sustainable development. Largely, he is macroeconomist with focus on social content in macroeconomic policies. Recently, he has been leading work on inclusive economic recovery from the pandemic. Dr. Sajid has been member multiple public sector committees including:

  • Member Working Group on First Five-Year Plan, Planning and Development department, Government of Balochistan (2020, 2021)
  • Member Sectoral Advisory Group (macroeconomy), Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan (2020)
  • Member (expert input) Economic Growth and Equity Strategy, Sectoral Advisory Group (2020)
  • Focal Person (SDPI) for Parliamentary Standing Committee on Decent Work and Economic Growth, Parliament of Pakistan (2020)
  • Member Working Group on Macroeconomic Framework-Growth, Investment and Savings, Planning Commission of Pakistan (2019)
  • Member Working Group on Economic Governance, 12th Five Year Plan, Planning and Development Division (2019)
  • External Reviewer on Monetary Policy and Financial Market, 12th Five Year Plan, Planning and Development Division (2018-19)
  • Member Working Group on Promoting Remittances Inflows through Legal Channels, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD (2018)
  • Member Sub Committee for Establishing Pakistan Academy of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (PASSAH), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan (2018).
  • Member Economic Seed Community for Track II Dialogue on Economic Cooperation in South Asia] (2015-2017)
  • Expert Review Panelist, National School of Public Policy, National Institute of Management [NIM], Islamabad, 2018
  • Member Sub Committee on Review of Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Survey (PSLM) Questionnaire on Poverty, Labour and Employment, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) (2016)
  • Member Interview Panel, [Subject Specialist-Economics], Federal Public Service Commission [FPSC], Pakistan, 2012
  • Lead for development of frameworks for SDGs localization in Punjab and Balochistan.

Dr. Sajid has been consult to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); Asian Development Bank [ADB]; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Department for International Development [DFID], Pakistan; United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pakistan; Islamic Development Bank [IDB], Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Overseas Development Institute [ODI], UK; United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Also, Dr. Sajid has been visiting faculty at National Institute of Management [NIM] National School of Public Policy, Islamabad; Foreign Service Academy; IB Academy; Pakistan Institute of Development Economics [PIDE]; and National Defense University. He teaches Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics, Global Political Economy Public Policy Governance and Policy Analysis.

Related Publication

First Estimates for household debt and indebtedness in Pakistan (PP-77)

The role of evidence in policymaking in Pakistan


First Response to the SBP Amendment Act 2021

Pakistan fails to attract efficiency seeking Foreign Direct Investment? (W-191)

Financing post COVID-19 business revival and economic recovery: Stress Testing of Banking Sector of Pakistan

Federal Budget 2020-2021

Social distancing in Pakistan: Estimates for lives it can save under different scenarios and dollar value of the saved lives

Social distancing in Pakistan: Estimates for lives it can save under different scenarios and dollar value of the saved lives (PR)

Lockdown and Layoffs: The Poor have to Pay the Rents

COVID-19 : Impact of Lockdown on SMEs.

NFC Award: Devising formula for horizontal distribution (W - 173)

Limitless Deficit Financing for Economic Prosperity: Where They Got Keynes’s Deficit Spending Wrong?

Making Pakistan's external trade strategy work

Risk Management Practices of Small Farmers

IRTI Policy Paper Series: The Interlinkage between Social Exclusion and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Pakistan

25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Publication

Is FDI Growth Enhancing: An Exploration from OIC Member Countries (W - 160)

Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness: A Case of Pakistan (P-42)

Political Economy of Exchange Rate Misalignment - A Synthesis of Lessons For Pakistan (PB - 55)

Demystifying Exchange Rate (PB - 52)

Post Budget Review

A Vote Exchange Perspective from Democratic Decentralization in Pakistan (W - 154)