Nadeem Ahmed works as Social Policy Advisor with the Federal SDGs Support Unit, UNDP Pakistan. Mr. Ahmed provides research and policy support for the implementation of the SDGs in Pakistan. He received his MES degree, specialising in political economy and urban planning, from the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada in 2004.
He earned his M.A. in economics from the University of Karachi in 1989. After graduation in 1989, he started his career as Project Economist with a World Bank Consultant, working on urban development projects in the province of Sindh. He worked extensively on institutional capacity building and policy reforms in two government departments of in Sindh, including planning and development and finance.
In 1993, he joined the Integrated Social Sector Planning project (ISSP) as Project Economist, that which subsequently became the Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in 1995. As an economist with SPDC, he worked on a number of research assignments in the areas of public finance, education, health, governance, project monitoring and evaluation, decentralisation, gender and climate change. However, his core research assignment in SPDC was the development of an Integrated Social Policy and Macro-economic Planning Model for Pakistan.
In Canada, he was mainly involved in teaching assistance assignments with various departments of York University. In 2011, he received a scholarship from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for its International Leadership Training Programme, Managing Global Governance (MGG), for six and a half months. He also received Foreign Service Training from the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin under the International Futures Programme in 2011.