Mr. Wasty commenced his career at the Planning Commission of Pakistan, where he served as special assistant to the Minister for Finance, and Planning and Development.  Subsequently he worked at the World Bank (Independent Evaluation, and Quality Assurance), and then served as one of the managing directors and acting CEO of G. William Miller Financial Integrity Services, LLC.  Currently, he is the president of a Washington-based and SBA-certified consulting firm: Sharakpur, Ltd., which has also formed a consortium-affiliation with Middle East and North Africa Consultants Association.  Mr. Wasty’s guest lecturer positions have included those at Cornell-in-Washington Program, the Johns Hopkins University SAIS, George Mason’s OLLI, and Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.  He is a member of panel of evaluation experts of UNDP and FAO, and has published extensively on ascertaining development effectiveness of external assistance policies of the international financial institutions in a variety of countries and regions.  His latest assignment was as Team Leader of a United Nations’ several-member multidisciplinary group to independently assess the impact of the UN agencies’ and other partners’ ongoing assistance to Iraq and its Kurdistan Region.

B.A. in economics and political science, University of the Punjab;  B.Sc. ECON. (Honours) in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A. in international economics and comparative development, Paul. H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. in planning theory/systems analysis, economic development, and international relations--Cornell University.

Urdu, Punjabi

Countries of Expertise
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Jordan, Iraq, many fragile/mid-conflict countries (in Africa, the Balkans, and the Caucuses), Pakistan.

Issues of Expertise
Economic Development; Evaluation of the Development Effectiveness of Policy Reforms; Public Sector Management--Governance, Accountability, and Anti-Corruption.



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Twitter Handle: @salmiwasty