Board Member

Dr. Zeba Sathar is a Pakistani national who was educated in the United States and United Kingdom (where she received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees) and elected to return and work in her own country. She has spent more than 15 years at the national premier research institutions, the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics where she held the position of Chief of Research in Demography .She also has considerable international experience having worked with the World Bank, World Fertility Survey, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Population Council in New York and Pakistan. Dr. Sather has advised and assisted the Government of Pakistan in formulating the Population Policies of 2002 and 2010. Currently working for the Preparation of 10thFive Year People’s Plan 2010-15 and Taskforce on Population as a National Development Priority in conjunction with the Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. She was instrumental in forming the Population Association of Pakistan and was elected its President from 2002 to 2004. She is the first elected member from Pakistan on governing council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). While living and working in Pakistan, Dr. Sathar has considerable international standing. She has worked with the Population Council from 1994 and is currently its Country Director in Pakistan. Dr. Sathar, in recognition of her meritorious services to development sector in Pakistan, received the award of Tamga-I-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan on March 23, 2006