Monazza Aslam is an Education Economist with expertise in gender, labour markets and student learning in South Asia. Monazza has extensive experience of collecting and analysing primary data using school and household-based surveys. Her work has informed research, policy and practice in developing country contexts.
Monazza is an Education Economist with more than 12 years of experience Her research has spanned issues such as labour markets and gender, student learning and teacher effectiveness issues in development, the role of private schools in and the political economy of education systems in developing country contexts with a particular focus on South Asia. She has extensive experience of collecting primary data for economists and has conducted several purpose-built school-based and household-based surveys in developing countries. Her research has focused on shooling access as well as the quality of schools in Pakistan more specifically but in South Asia and Africa more broadly. She is currently a senior research fellow at the Idara-Taleem-Agahi (ITA) in Pakistan, training key personnel and doing research based on the ASER-Pakistan (Annual Status of Education Report) data based on a survey of more than 250,000 children on basic learning. She is also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Department of Education, Policy & Society at UCL.