I belong to two hemispheres that are literally polar opposites. Pakistan, my birthplace and homeland, and Canada, my new home. I have a passion for writing and research, and have attempted to carry that across my career of over 20 years as an international development professional, first in Pakistan, and then, as an independent researcher in all things migration, identity, diasporas and social development in Canada.
My professional work has focussed on policy research, analysis, evaluation and communication, as seen by the international development community at large. My personal work has focused on the critique of these based on my experiences of working with a range of clients across a spectrum of rich, middle-income and low-income groups.
This site brings together a selection of my professional and personal work, including professional research and articles, published over the last ten years and counting. The view expressed in all articles are purely personal and do not reflect those of any clients.