Zahid Mumtaz is a PhD candidate at the Crawford School Of Public Policy. He is a career civil servant from Pakistan and has held important portfolios such as Additional Secretary of provincial Energy Department, Additional District Collector of a District, Deputy Secretary of provincial Education Department and Personal Staff officer to the Deputy prime minister of country. Apart from diverse professional experience he holds a master’s degree in political science from Pakistan and a master degree in public policy from ANU. He is the recipient of prestigious Awarded Australia Awards scholarship for master’s degree, ANU University Research Scholarship and ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship for PhD.His current research analyses the the consequences of informal social protection on a society.
Supervisor(s) and panel members
Zahid Mumtaz and Peter Whiteford (2021). Machine Learning Based Approach for Sustainable Social Protection Policies in Developing Societies. Mobile Networks and Applications, 26(1), 159-173.
Zahid Mumtaz and Peter Whiteford (2017), Social safety nets in the development of welfare system in Pakistan: An analysis of Benazir Income Support Programme, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, volume 39, Issue 1
Scholarships and fellowships
ANU University Research Scholarship (International)
ANU HDR Fee Merit Scholarship
Awarded Australia Awards scholarship(2015-16)
Zahid is a career public servant with a vast experience of field and desk jobs. He has held various important positions in the public sector such as:- Additional Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan(2017-2018) Secretary Punjab Economic Research Institute, Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan(2017) Additional District Collector & Administrator Municipal Corporation District Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan(2014) Deputy Secretary (Secondary Education) School Education Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan(2013) Personal Staff officer to the Deputy prime minister of Pakistan(2012) Assistant Commissioner/ Sub Divisional Magistrate, District Diamer(2010-2011) Assistant Commissioner/ Sub Divisional Magistrate, Shigar, District Sakrdu(2008-09)
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132, Room 1.24
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia