Dr. Tasneem Zafar
Chief Instructor (E & PF)

Dr. Tasneem Zafar joined the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan as Chief Instructor (Economics & Public Finance) back in 2016 and since then a has remained actively engaged in teaching, research and number of other training activities. She holds a PhD degree in Economics & Public Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and has remained a DAAD & HEC scholar during this period (2006-2011). Her post-doctoral research stay was at ZEF Institute of Development and Cultural Change, Bonn University, Germany. Inter alia, in July 2019 she has attended a short course, ‘Training of Trainers: Ambassadors of Research Evidence’ at Harvard Kennedy school, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Among important academic positions held, she has served as Chairperson Department of Economics, Government College University, Lahore (2013-2016) before joining CSA that has happened to be her own alma mater. She has participated in number of national and International Conferences and workshops organized by various Universities and institutes of Europe. She has published several research papers in national and international Impact factor journals. Additionally, she has provided her input in different national and international research projects of the World Bank, USAID and PERI, P&D Department, Government of the Punjab that later translated in to different published research reports. She has designed and taught a number of academic courses in the domain of Economics that also include the few tailored courses for civil servants namely Public Sector Economics, Economic Development and Social Change, Approaches for Poverty reduction and Strategies and SDGS and socioeconomic issues in Pakistan. She is still an active researcher and takes special interest in areas of Economic Growth and Development, Institutional Economics, Income Distribution Analysis, Public Policy, Inequality and Poverty Measurement and Analysis of Pro-poor Growth among others.