Samia Liaquat Ali Khan

Senior Group Head-Graduation Group, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

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Samia Liaquat Ali Khan has worked in the international human rights and development sector for over 20 years, with a focus on programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Her educational background includes an MSc in Development Studies (University of London) as well as a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University (New York). She has successfully led regional and global development programmes that incorporate rights-based approaches to poverty reduction, and has managed diverse teams of people across the globe. She helped establish an NGO called Concern for Children Trust aimed at promoting primary and preventive health care and health education for children from marginalised communities and urban slums in Karachi, Pakistan. Samia has undertaken programme evaluations for Womankind Worldwide, Sightsavers and International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF), among others. Publications include ‘Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: failing minorities and indigenous peoples’, MRG London, June 2010.