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Madiha Afzal

MADIHA AFZAL is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an adjunct assistant professor of global policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She was previously an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland. Her research lies at the intersection of development, security, and political economy, with a focus on Pakistan. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 2008, specializing in development economics and political economy.

Afzal is the author of a number of essays, journal articles, and policy reports, and has also contributed to several books. She writes regularly for Pakistani and international publications, and consults for the World Bank. She has also consulted for the Department for International Development. For her writing on education in Pakistan, she was named to Lo Spazio della Politica’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013.

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