Mr. Iqbal has over 20 years of experience in research and policy analysis and has worked on a variety of aspects of governance, public finance and social service delivery. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Karachi University and M.P.A. (Development) from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His recent work focuses on SDGs, tobacco taxation, social vulnerability, public finance, decentralization in the federal system of Pakistan and its consequences for public delivery of basic social services. He has been member of the Steering Committee of Centre for Research on Poverty and Income Distribution, Government of Pakistan. He was also part of SPDC’s team who provided technical assistance to Government of Eritrea in conducting Living Standards Measurement Survey and preparing Poverty Reduction Strategy for Eritrea (2002-03).