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Agha Ali Akram

Economist

Agha Ali Akram is a post-doctoral Fellow at Evidence Action, and his current research looks at the impact of seasonal income support programs on mitigating hunger risk in Bangladesh and the impact of innovative conditional cash transfer mechanisms on improving vaccination rates in Pakistan. He is also leading Evidence Action’s efforts to establish school based deworming in Pakistan. Ali has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His doctoral research studied the economics of water resources in the developing world, particularly the adoption of drinking water decontaminating technologies by the urban poor and the efficiency of irrigation water allocation rural Pakistani farmers.

Previously, Ali worked at the World Conservation Union as an analyst. Before his work with the World Conservation Union, he led a team that developed an urban air pollution monitoring network in Lahore, Pakistan. He has a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (as a Fulbright Scholar) and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and History from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Ali has native fluency in English and Urdu.