Zahid [user:field_middlename] Shabbir

Zahid Shabbir

Joint Director Program Management Division
State Bank of Pakistan

More about me

  • Manage & Coordinate projects under National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Pakistan. NFIS is national level program to enhance access of formal financial services in the country.
  • In coordination with multilateral donor agency (WBG), developed monitoring and evaluation framework for NFIS while defining different tiers of M&E framework (RBM, Internal Monitoring etc) along with induction of EVM which is an advanced project management tool.
  • Ensure the use of adequate evaluation principles, approaches and tools (RCTs, Mixed Methods, Triangulation etc.) for conducting evaluation of projects along with the review of third party evaluation reports for SBP/donor sponsored projects.
  • Compilation of conceptual paper/policy guidelines to cover up the priority areas (students, women, especially strategic goals regarding NFIS).
  • Monitor, Financial Inclusion related program portfolio & liaise with donors on range of interventions under different components along with conducting, reviewing independent assessment of projects (PPARs, ICRs etc).