Faisal Bari is a Collaborating Researcher on the RISE Pakistan team. He is the Chairman of the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) Board of Directors. He is currently the Deputy Country Director for Pakistan with the Central Eurasia Project, the education economist for the South Asia Open Society Foundation, and an associate professor of economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has over 15 years of research experience in Pakistan in the fields of education economics, industrial economics and development economics. He writes regularly on education in Pakistan for DAWN, one of Pakistan’s most widely-read English-language newspapers.