Asad Ejaz Butt

Asad Ejaz Butt is a development economist trained in Canada. His career started with ICF International where he modelled energy efficiency products for ICF’s demand-side management programs. He has provided energy consultancy as well as advisory services to a number of multilateral and bilateral donors and funding agencies including the UN, USAID and state-owned utilities in the US. He moved to Pakistan to join the Burki Institute of Public Policy, Lahore as a Research Fellow, to later become its Director, Research and Coordination. More recently, his work has revolved around mainstreaming and localizing SDGs within the policy and institutional context of Pakistan. In the process he has worked with UNDP Pakistan and with the German development agency, GIZ to foster private sector engagement in the SDGs agenda. In late 2018, he joined the civil service of Pakistan and currently works for the Federal Government in Islamabad. He holds a Master’s degree with double majors in Economics and International Development Studies from University of Guelph, Canada prior to which he completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at York University, Canada.

Asad Ejaz Butt


  • MA Economics and International Development Studies, University of Guelph, Canada
  • BA (Hons). Economics, York University, Canada


Policy Research Institute of Market Economy

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