Zahid Hasnain

Lead Specialist, Governance

Zahid Hasnain, Lead Governance Specialist, joined the World Bank in the Islamabad office in 2002. His areas of expertise are public administration reform; public sector employment, compensation, and management; digital governance; and political economy. He has done operational and analytical work in all regions of the World Bank, was a core member of the World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends and has published several academic papers in peer reviewed journals. He leads the Global Program on Public Administration reform, and co-leads the Bureaucracy Lab and the Public Employment and Management CoP. Zahid has a BA in Physics and Government from Cornell University, a Masters in Development from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.


  • Governance
  • Public Sector & Governance