Dr. Adnan Rafiq is USIP's country director for Pakistan. He is a senior development practitioner with a focus on public policy design, analysis, and implementation.
Dr. Rafiq has multiple years of experience leading research and development initiatives for a range of organizations, including the U.N. Development Programme, DAI, U.N. Women, and the British Council. Adnan is also an established author. He co-edited a book titled "Pakistan's Democratic Transition: Change and Persistence" published by Routledge in 2016. He has also published a journal paper in Telecommunications Policy. He frequently contributes opinion pieces for national and international newspapers such as Dawn, The News, Express Tribune, Daily Times, and Huffington Post.
He holds a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford and focuses on political economy, governance, security, peacebuilding, international relations, and strategy.