Zainab Qureshi


Zainab Qureshi

LEAPS Director,
Evidence for Policy Design
Person Description

Zainab Qureshi is Director of the LEAPS Program at EPoD. She oversees the implementation of the RISE (Research on Improving Systems of Education) program in Pakistan. Zainab previously worked as Academic Director at the JAQ Education Trust in Pakistan, where she developed and piloted an alternate model of education in low income schools. She has worked at various organizations across the Education sector in Pakistan, including the Aga Khan Education Service, Developments in Literacy, BRAC Pakistan and some universities. She holds a Master’s in Education (Ed.M.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in Economics and International Development from McGill University. 

Contact Information:

John F. Kennedy School of Government
Rubenstein 327
Mailbox 30
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Article|April 21, 2021

Evidence from LEAPS research shows private schools in Pakistan are accessible & provide high-quality learning.

Article|March 31, 2021

LEAPS Director Zainab Qureshi discusses the consequences of COVID-19 on low-cost private schools in Pakistan.

Article|May 16, 2020

Prolonged closures without innovative alternatives will hurt the vulnerable, exacerbating existing inequalities.