Dr Sajid Ali

Interim Director, Institute for Educational Development, Pakistan​​

Dr Sajid Ali is an Associate Professor and Interim Director at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, Pakistan. Dr Ali holds a PhD in Policy Studies from University of Edinburgh, an MEd in Leadership and Policy from Monash University, and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Karachi. Dr Ali is the recipient of various awards including A.R. Kiyani Gold Medal – 1997, Australian Development Award – 2003, Commonwealth Youth Leadership Award – 2003, Edinburgh Research Award – 2006, South Asian Visiting Fellowship at Oxford – 2011 and Australian Alumni Excellence Award - 2014.

Dr. Ali has taught at University of Edinburgh, Hamdard University and Karachi University. He is the General Secretary of Pakistan Association for Research in Education (PARE). His research interests include globalisation and education policy, new forms of educational governance, policy networks, education reforms, privatisation of education and role of knowledge resources in shaping policy. Dr Ali is a key member of various policy forums at national and provincial levels; he has contributed in the formation of various government policies: National Education Policy 2009; Teacher Licensing Policy; Sindh Education Sector Plan; Public Private Partnership Act, Non-Formal Education Policy of Sindh 2018.​ ​​​