Ali Salman 2019-03-18T09:28:11+00:00
Ali Salman

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Ali Salman

Ali is CEO of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Malaysia and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network, a global platform for researchers and academics. An economist, public policy expert and a think tank professional, he has worked in the government, private businesses, NGOs, and universities.

ABOUT ALI SALMAN

Ali Salman, Chief Executive Officer of IDEAS

 

Ali is CEO of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Malaysia and CEO of Islam and Liberty Network, a global platform for researchers and academics. An economist, public policy expert and a think tank professional, he has worked in the government, private businesses, NGOs, and universities.

In 2013, he founded Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an independent economic policy think tank in Pakistan. While in Pakistan, he developed a scorecard methodology to measure the performance of the elected government, which was acclaimed as a success by the government, political and business leaders.

As a think tank professional, Ali has been engaged as a trainer for various think tanks in South Asia, Middle East and South-East Asia.

As a consultant, Ali authored more than thirty independent studies, reports and monographs on wide range of topics including regional trade, public finance, competition policy, innovation, and youth policy. His clients included multilateral agencies, governments, non-profits and private firms.

Ali has remained actively engaged with the government as an economist and public policy expert. He has advised Competition Commission of Pakistan analyzing economic implications of legal decisions. He has also served on the Board of Punjab Saaf Pani Company, a government owned company for provisioning of clean drinking water in Pakistan. Ali played an instrumental role in writing Pakistan’s first youth policy. His evaluation of Punjab Government’s Education Vouchers scheme led the authorities to use his report as an evidence to scale up the programme significantly, which now caters to more than 200,000 students.

Ali has taught courses on Economics and Entrepreneurship as adjunct faculty for several years. Ali holds master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration and is currently pursuing a doctorate with the University of Bath, UK. He is recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, Royal Netherlands Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship. He writes op-eds for Express Tribune, a partner publication of New York Times. Ali also has several international publications to his credit.