Musharraf R. Cyan
Senior Research Associate
Musharraf R. Cyan, a Senior Research Associate at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, holds a fifteen-year professional record in the areas of fiscal decentralization, public sector expenditure and development planning and management. His research interests lie in development economics, public sector reform and public finance. Before joining the AYS, he worked for the Asian Development Bank (2001-2005) in Pakistan, undertaking design of institutional mechanisms for intergovernmental fiscal transfer systems at the sub-national level and led expert teams in support of evolving sub-national fiscal systems and intergovernmental transfers.
From 2000 onward, as a consultant with international agencies (DfID, GTZ, UNDP, UNOPS, SDC, IUCN), he worked on public sector reform, program evaluation and design and implementation of capacity building programs. He has designed, managed and implemented training programs for the public sector at various levels, incorporating the principles and best practices of pedagogy and adrogogy, on budget making, revenue mobilization, intergovernmental transfers and fiscal reform. Dr. Cyan possesses rich experience of development management, working as a local administrator in five jurisdictions in Pakistan (1992-1997), and later as Chief Economist of a provincial government (1998-2000). He has masters degree in development management from University College, London and PhD Economics from Georgia State University.