Speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, June 2022

Shahrukh Wani is an economist at the International Growth Centre based at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. 

He works with researchers and government agencies across Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia to support policy decisions on taxation, public procurement, housing and public-sector management with a cross-cutting focus on cities and economic growth.

His work has included partnerships with senior government officials in Afghanistan, Uganda, Pakistan, and Zambia on supporting critical economic policy reforms.

Shahrukh regularly writes and contributes to policy-focused papers, opinion pieces, and reports on economic and urban development, including contributing to the United Nation’s flagship 2022 World Cities Report on post-pandemic recovery.

He also publishes regular analysis on economic and public policy in Pakistan including articles in DawnExpress TribuneThe News, and The Guardian. He has been quoted by BBCAl Jazeera, and Financial Times.

A Pakistani citizen, he was born and raised in Rawalpindi before studying at the London School of Economics. He is fluent in Urdu and English. 

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