Evidence for Policy Design
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.
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Evidence from LEAPS research shows private schools in Pakistan are accessible & provide high-quality learning.
LEAPS Director Zainab Qureshi discusses the consequences of COVID-19 on low-cost private schools in Pakistan.
Prolonged closures without innovative alternatives will hurt the vulnerable, exacerbating existing inequalities.