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Salman Asim

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Salman Asim is a Senior Economist in Education GP at the World Bank. He leads the Bank’s engagement on basic education reforms in Malawi and Ethiopia. Previously, he co-led the design and implementation for Education Program for Results and led analytical products in Tanzania, where his work on a Fiscal Simulation Model won VPU recognition.  He has worked on Education Programs in South Asia. He has published in peer reviewed Education and Economic Journals.  In Education, his research is on identification and rigorous testing of constraints to learning in low-capacity contexts. He leads a large-scale Longitudinal School Survey in Malawi with US$5 million in external grants. His work in Malawi has won the Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on people of African Descent. Salman is a Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan and holds an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.