Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri

Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri has been heading Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan’s premier policy research think-tank, since 2007. He is the member of different policy making forums and advisory boards, including Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; National Advisory Council of Planning commission of Pakistan; Pakistan Climate Change council; National Coordination Committee on Agriculture Transformation; and member of Agricultural Universities Vice Chancellor’s Search Committee, Govt of Punjab.

He is also serving on different international policy making forums, including advisory board of intergovernmental organization CAREC (Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation) Think-Tanks Network; Member of permanent organizing committee of South Asia Economic Summit; Co-Chair of the Board of Climate Action Network South Asia; and lead expert for World Economic Forum’s “Transformation Mapping” initiative from Pakistan. He also served on three judicial commissions (formed by Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad High Court, and Lahore High Court) on environmental issues as well as the Member of Board of Management of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) where he chaired PSO Board’s Audit and Accounts Committee. Dr Suleri represented Pakistan in various official delegations, including UN Sustainable Development Summit; UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COPs); and WTO Ministerial Conferences. His current research interests include Sustainable Development Goals, inclusive and sustainable economy; food security; regional trade; and political economy of development, etc.

He is a regular guest speaker and delivers lectures on different aspects of sustainable development to the career civil servants, officers of armed forces, and parliamentarians. He is an acclaimed writer and besides publishing in academic journals also contributes his policy analysis on sustainable development issues both in print and electronic media. He is also editor-in-chief of SDPI peer reviewed journal, “Journal of Development Policy, Research and Practice”. Dr Suleri earned his PhD in food security from University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.