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 Country Representative, Pakistan 

  

 

Muzaffar Ud Din is country representative for The Asia Foundation in Pakistan. He brings over 30 years of experience in multi-sectoral international development, much of it in senior leadership positions. He has managed programs, conducted research, and provided training on a wide range of topics, including poverty alleviation, gender, youth, micro, and small enterprise development, value chains, quality of life analysis, microfinance, and participatory rural development.

Before joining The Asia Foundation, he was the country director for BRAC International in Afghanistan, where he focused on redesigning programs to address the country’s changing needs.

He began his career in 1993 as part of the microfinance program at the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). In 1998, he worked for UNDP as a credit and enterprise specialist. He then rejoined AKRSP in 2001 as programme manager for Market and Entrepreneurship Development, focusing on developing social enterprise in the area.

From 2013 to 2016, Muzaffar served as country representative and chief executive officer for BRAC in Pakistan. He then returned to AKRSP in June 2016 as the chief executive officer. Since 2020, he has been working as an advisor to various development organizations in the area, including the Agribusiness Support Fund, IFAD Gilgit-Baltistan Rural Support Programme, and Soni Jewari Center for Public Policy Center in Pakistan.

Muzaffar is also a director on the board of six major civil society and development organizations in Pakistan, including the National Rural Support Programme, Pakistan’s largest development organization.

In addition to his work experience, Muzaffar has also taught as a visiting faculty member at Karakorum International University, Toyo University, Japan. He is also a senior research fellow with the PIDE University Islamabad on climate change and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad on renewable energy.

Education: Muzaffar holds master’s degrees from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan.