Mr Kaiser Bengali is an economist with 35 years of experience in teaching, research and policy advice in Pakistan and abroad. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston University, USA, and a PhD in Economics from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He has taught and conducted research at prestigious institutions such as the Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology, and was managing director of the Social Policy and Development Centre, Karachi. Mr Bengali has also served at a number of government positions. Until recently, he was consultant for Economic Affairs and Head of the Chief Minister’s Policy Reform Unit, government of Balochistan. Earlier, he was advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh for Planning and Development. He was also the first head of the Benazir Income Support Programme and designed the programme. He represented Sindh at the 7th National Finance Commission, which gave a successful award. Mr Bengali has now been nominated on the 8th NFC to represent Balochistan. His international teaching, research and consultancy experience includes work at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Developpment, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, and with international organisations in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Kenya.