Saira Ahmed

Saira Ahmed has been involved in significant research liaison with Monash University, Australia and the Global Trade Center of the Purdue University, USA, both of which have resulted in numerous funded research projects and peer-reviewed publications. At the Capital University of Science & Technology, she is the Director of the Directorate of Sustainability and Environment. She is also supervising research scholars and teaches courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Environmental Impact Assessment. 

Apart from this Saira is also responsible for the Alumni & Outreach Affairs of the Embassy of Italy in Islamabad. She  is also currently working as a consultant with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) in their rural development projects in Pakistan.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality , Education and training, Fiscal policy, Globalization and trade


Title Country Themes
Simulations of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan Pakistan Health and nutrition
Simulating the distributive impacts of different growth strategies in China China Poverty and Inequality
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in Pakistan Pakistan Fiscal policy
Simulating the Distributive Impacts of Different Growth Strategies in the Philippines Philippines Fiscal policy
Global Financial Crisis, MDGs and Choices for Pakistan’s Inclusive Development Pakistan Poverty and Inequality , Globalization and trade
Taxation Reforms: A CGE-Microsimulation Analysis for Pakistan Pakistan Fiscal policy


Dr Saira Ahmed
Director & Associate Professor
Directorate of Sustainability & Environment
Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. Pakistan

Contact information:

Kahuta Road, Islamabad Expressway
T: 0092 323 5666466
T: 0092 51 9243608

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