Tahir Andrabi is a Principal Investigator and Country Research Team Leader on the RISE Pakistan team. He is a Professor of Economics at Pomona College and a founding board member of the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. He has served as a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Pakistan Ministry of Finance, a consultant to the UK Department for International Development and the World Bank on issues concerning school reform in rural Sindh. He is the founding director of the Active Learning Initiatives Facility, which brought educational television to Pakistan. He is currently also leading the creation of the School of Education at Lahore University of Management Sciences. He was an author of the Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) report, an extensive study of the schooling environment more than 100 villages in rural Pakistan.