Zubair Hakim is an international relations professional with significant experience in international development and monitoring and evaluation. Hakim has developed a niche in strategy evaluation, policy and operations analysis, risk management and performance auditing, program implementation, and communication.
Hakim has spent the last six years working for the United States Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, assessing the performance and efficiency of the U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. In his capacity as a senior analyst, Hakim led strategy and program evaluation of various sectors in Afghanistan including, but not limited to, financial and banking, media and communication, and health care. In addition, he has extensive experience working with donor organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and United States Agency for International Development in increasing transparency and efficiency of direct assistance funding, and with international organizations such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in increasing the effectiveness of their aid programs for Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons.
Hakim is an Afghan born, American citizen with a Masters in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.