Allah Bakhsh Malik

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Honorable 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 8th, 2011. Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik has worked as Managing Director Punjab Education Foundation, Secretary to the Government/Chairman BISE at Government of Punjab, Pakistan,.[1] 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.

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.

Dr. 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.

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. He 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. His work has been extensively published. He was conferred Global Excellence Award of Management in 2013. [2]

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°Malik, A. B (2013): Affordable Quality Education in Philippines: Fund for Assistance for Private Education

°Malik, A. B (2013): Public Private Partnership in Education: Low Cost Private Schools in Less-Privileged Areas in South Africa

°Malik, A. B (2013): Global Goal Setting: Partnerships and Innovative Resourcing in Education: Commonwealth Education Partnerships: www.cedol.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/8-Global-goal-setting.pdf

°Malik, A. B (2013): Going Global: Skills for Employability in Pakistan. What Works and Why?

°Malik, A. B (2013): Education Above All: World Innovative Summit on Education Doha Qatar

°Malik, A. B (2013): Improving Mathematics Education in South Africa: Learning from the Best International Practices: Studies on PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS and Possibility of Replication

°Malik, A. B (2013): Bringing Learning Home and Developing Partnerships: Replication of Best Technical Educational Models Around the Globe, Casablanca, Morocco

°Malik, A. B (2014 a): Technical and Vocational Education: Empowerment through Skills and Innovation, The British Council United Kingdom

°Malik, A. B (2014 b): Cross Pollinating Knowledge: International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education: INSPIRE Conference II Leicester University United Kingdom February 28, 2014.

  • Malik, A. B (2014): Achievements Levels of EFA: Goals and Strategy Evolved for Accelerated Achievements of EFA Goals by 2015. Academy for Education Planning and Management, Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
  • Malik, A. B (2014): Professional Development of Teachers to Impact Learning for All. Academy for Education Planning and Management, Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
  • Malik, A. B (2014): Pakistan Education Atlas 2014. Academy for Education Planning and Management, Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.
  • Malik, A. B (2014): Unfinished Agenda of Education in Pakistan: The Way Forward; International education Conference March 29, 2014, Academy for Education Planning and Management, Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Government of Pakistan Islamabad.

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