Mosharraf Zaidi wrote a column for the News until December 2011. In the past, Mosharraf has served as a member of staff, and advisor to governments, international organizations, bilateral donors, political campaigns, and non-governmental organizations.
As a public policy resource for organizations and leaders, Mosharraf has helped formulate policy, law and positions on fundamental change processes across institutions, agencies and organizations. He has helped manage and negotiate change in complex environments, constrained by both financial and human resources—including amongst and within international and developing country bureaucracies.
His public policy work has included research and analysis of a range of governance issues, both structural and substantive. He has contributed to the policy discourse in areas such as education, emergency relief and reconstruction, telecommunications, technology and ICTs, civil society, and citizen empowerment.
His most recent assignments have required him to focus on decentralization and local governments, public sector capacity, international relations, project and programme impact measurement (M&E), counter-radicalization, state-building, elections, access to justice and civil service reform.
In addition to his column, The News in Pakistan, his articles have appeared in a variety of publications including Al-Shorouk in Egypt (in Arabic), the Nation, the Times of India, the Mumbai Mirror, the National, and the Wall Street Journal. He has contributed frequently to televis