Allah Bakhsh Malik

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik (Urdu: اللهَ بخش ملک‎) is an academic, researcher, development economist, social scientist, management and institutional development specialist. His Excellency Dr. Malik is a member of Pakistan Administrative Service, Central Superior Services of Government of Pakistan, Pakistan. He has also led the professional teams in development sector in inter-sectoral, multi-temporal and cross-dissciplinary fields. Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik was conferred United Nations's UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy with the title of The Honourable and a Degree in recognition of leadership role for the promotion of Literacy and Skill Development in the Punjab province on September 8, 2011. In 2011 he received the UNESCO Confucius Award and the title of Honourable Mention for his leadership role in promoting education and skills development for the less-affluent and disenfranchised. Dr. Malik has this unique distinction since he is the first Pakistani and Muslim who has been conferred the prestigious Confucius Award by UN-UNESCO.

Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik has worked as Managing Director Punjab Education Foundation, Secretary to the Government/Chairman BISE at Government of Punjab, Pakistan,.[1] As MD PEF Dr. Malik introduced Public Private Partnership - PPP in Education Sector in Pakistan for the first time. His model of PPP has been accepted as the world's best replicate model by the lead journal Economist, for low cost schools for affordable quality education. He introduced programs like Foundation Assisted Schools - FAS, Education Voucher Scheme - EVS, Teaching in Clusters by Subject Specialists - TICSS and Continuous Professional Development Program - CPDP. By now 1.6 million children are benefiting from PEF initiatives pioneered by Dr. Malik.

Currently he is working as Federal Additional Secretary to the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Director General, Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) and Director General, National Commission of Human Development. Dr. Malik has been recognized as an educator to the poor at national and international level because of his passion and services for affordable quality education for the less-affluent and disenfranchised sections of society in Pakistan and around the globe. Dr. Allah Bakhsh is Charles Wallace Trust Fellow of SOAS University of London UK and was appointed as Ambassador of British Alumni Association Pakistan.

He is son of Late Haji Malik Ghulam Hussain Awan of Khara Chakwal, a saint of his own times. Dr. Malik is a widely respected personality in academic and development circles at national and international level.

Dr. Malik was Adjunct Faculty at Civil Services Academy, Iqra University and Government College University.

His Excellency Dr Malik is the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) (2004 to 2008), an autonomous organization established to forge public-private partnerships for the promotion of quality education for the less affluent and under-served marginalized sections of society at affordable cost. He developed and introduced new instruments for affordable quality education through innovation. The Economist declared these instruments as the best designs and replicable model in the world. He served as Secretary Literacy and Basic Education Department with Skill Development Programmes and Secretary Youth Affairs (2009 to 2012) Government of Punjab Pakistan. He served as Federal Additional Secretary to the Government of Pakistan for National Tariff Commission, Commerce and Textile Industry. Dr Malik has several decades of experience in various aspects of the education sector and skill development: policy and situation analysis, assessment, policy formulation, strategic interventions, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. He has vast experience in implementing social development projects focusing social and human development.

Malik was elected Alternate Member of the Board by Global Partnership for Education - GPE. He is also Member of the Steering Committee on EFA by UNESCO Paris.

Malik was conferred M.Phil Degree in Development Economics from Cambridge University, a PhD in Economics, Public Finance and Resource Mobilization from Punjab University and spent time at Columbia University, New York, as a postdoctoral visiting scholar. Dr. Malik is a Chevening Scholar and Charles Wallace Trust Fellow at SOAS, University of London. His work has been extensively published. He was conferred Global Excellence Award of Management in 2013. He formulated Punjab Youth Policy 2012, National TVET Policy 2015 and supervised the revision of National Education Policy 2009.

Italic text==External links==

‘Making Punjab literate by 2020’: Making the impossible possible - Interview with Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik

The Foundations of Success: The Impact of Early Childhood Education and Development on the Personality of Child' Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik

The Champions of Change: The Institutional Development and Change Management in Education Sector - Role of teacher Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik

Gaining Educational Equity through Promotion of Quality Education at Affordable Cost in Public Private Partnership Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik

Punjab Youth Policy 2012 Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik


Global goal setting: partnerships and innovative resourcing in education Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik