Dr. Zain Rafique

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Dr. Zain Rafique

Assistant Professor

2014-2018 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ph.D. in Public Policy & Planning

Research Title: Citizen Participation in Local Governance: A Case-study of health and sanitation sectors in Punjab, Pakistan.

Research Area: Local governance, Participation, Civil Society

2009-2011 National Defence University, Islamabad, M.Phil. in Government & Public Policy.

2005-2009 Forman Christian College University (FCCU), Lahore, B.S (Hons) in Economics & Politics.

  • 2018-till-date Employment Agency: Department of Governance & Public Policy, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad

Post: Assistant Professor

Responsibilities: teaching MPhil and undergraduate students

  • 2015-2017 Employment Agency: Universiti Sains Malaysia

Post: Research Assistant

Responsibilities: tutoring undergraduate students, research work, arranging conferences

  • 2013-2014 Employment Agency: Roshni Homes, Credence Group, Gujranwala, Pakistan

Post: Assistant Manager, Special Projects & Liaison

Responsibilities: dealt with company’s CSR initiative Roshni Homes Project. The major job duties were: HR activities, Monitoring and evaluation of project & Staff, Preparation of data / information for Donor agencies, Board of Governance, Coordination with Donors, Government Sector and all Affiliated Institutions.

2019                       Rosilawati, Y; Rafique, Z., Nikku, B.R & Habib, Shahid (2018). Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and participatory local governance in Pakistan: An exploratory Study, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, (Publisher: Wiley)

2019                       Nikku, B.R & Rafique, Z. (2018). Empowering People: Role for Political Social Work in South Asia, International social work, (Publisher: Sage)

2018                      Rafique, Z. & Khoo, S.L (2018). Role of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in Promoting Citizen Participation - A Survey Study of Local Government Institutions of Punjab, Pakistan, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy,30 (3/4) (Publisher: Emerald)

2016                       Rafique, Z., Khoo, S.L & Mughal, W. (2016). Civic Engagement Among The Youth: Empirical Evidence From Kashmir, Pakistan", Humanomics, 32(3), 112. (Publisher: Emerald)

2016                       Mahmood, A., Arshad, M. A., Ahmed, A., Akhtar, S., & Rafique, Z. (2015). Establishing Linkages between Intelligence, Emotional and Spiritual Quotient on Employees Performance in Government Sector of Pakistan. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences6(6 S2), 553.

2014                       Rafique, Z., & Anwar, M. A. (2014). Insurgency in Afghanistan: implications for Pakistan's internal and external security. Defense & Security Analysis30(3), 266-282. (Publisher: Taylor & Francis)

2012                       Rafique, Zain., & Anwar, Muhammad Azfar. (2012). Defence Spending and National Security of Pakistan: A policy Perspective, Journal of Democracy and Security, 8(4),374-399 (Publisher: Taylor & Francis)

2012                       Anwar, M. A., Rafique, Z., & Joiya, S. A. (2012). Defense spending-economic growth nexus: A case study of Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 50(2), 163-182. (Publisher: University of Punjab)

2014                       Hassan, M., Rafique, Z., & Anwar, M. A. (2014). The Impact of Organizational Structure on Employees’ Creativity: A Sector Based Study. In Information and Knowledge Management, 4(8), 109-126.

2012                      Rafique, Zain., & Babar, Sumbal.(2012). VAT in Pakistan, Impact on               Inflation. Germany, Lambert publishers , AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG

I am broadly interested in the Local Governance, Public value, New Public Governance, Citizen Participation and Civic engagement. In particular, my future research interests are shaped by the emerging trend from New Public Management towards New Public Governance. My research agenda focuses on the question of how the participatory governance (including all stakeholders) and new public governance can make public sector organizations more efficient?

 

Future Research Goals

I want to implement an expanded research project that will further test my argument on the development of civil societies and Participation mechanism in Pakistan. I am interested in developing new indicators that measure this development. I plan to pursue funding from the HEC thematic grants/international grants to carry out new research: on the development of political and social capital in Pakistan, on opinions of key stakeholders in civil society, and on other new quantitative and qualitative measures of civil societies. To my knowledge, none of this work has been done or proposed in Pakistan.

I am also interested in expanding and publishing research that I have begun on another project that focuses on shift from New Public Management to New Public Governance. I want to test the applicability of New Public Management and New Public governance in the government settings

of Pakistan. I am also interested to find out if China Pakistan Economic Corridor can make sure better region of the future with peace, development and growth of economy or otherwise. I want to contribute at the policy level to find out how the fruits of this project can reach to citizens.

On the external side, my interest has been, and continues to be, on the synergies and disconnects between policies designed at the international level by governments, development and financial international institutions, think tanks, and NGOs and what happens on the ground in Pakistan.

Education

2014-2018 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ph.D. in Public Policy & Planning

Research Title: Citizen Participation in Local Governance: A Case-study of health and sanitation sectors in Punjab, Pakistan.

Research Area: Local governance, Participation, Civil Society

2009-2011 National Defence University, Islamabad, M.Phil. in Government & Public Policy.

2005-2009 Forman Christian College University (FCCU), Lahore, B.S (Hons) in Economics & Politics.

Experience

  • 2018-till-date Employment Agency: Department of Governance & Public Policy, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad

Post: Assistant Professor

Responsibilities: teaching MPhil and undergraduate students

  • 2015-2017 Employment Agency: Universiti Sains Malaysia

Post: Research Assistant

Responsibilities: tutoring undergraduate students, research work, arranging conferences

  • 2013-2014 Employment Agency: Roshni Homes, Credence Group, Gujranwala, Pakistan

Post: Assistant Manager, Special Projects & Liaison

Responsibilities: dealt with company’s CSR initiative Roshni Homes Project. The major job duties were: HR activities, Monitoring and evaluation of project & Staff, Preparation of data / information for Donor agencies, Board of Governance, Coordination with Donors, Government Sector and all Affiliated Institutions.

Publications

2019                       Rosilawati, Y; Rafique, Z., Nikku, B.R & Habib, Shahid (2018). Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and participatory local governance in Pakistan: An exploratory Study, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, (Publisher: Wiley)

2019                       Nikku, B.R & Rafique, Z. (2018). Empowering People: Role for Political Social Work in South Asia, International social work, (Publisher: Sage)

2018                      Rafique, Z. & Khoo, S.L (2018). Role of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in Promoting Citizen Participation - A Survey Study of Local Government Institutions of Punjab, Pakistan, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy,30 (3/4) (Publisher: Emerald)

2016                       Rafique, Z., Khoo, S.L & Mughal, W. (2016). Civic Engagement Among The Youth: Empirical Evidence From Kashmir, Pakistan", Humanomics, 32(3), 112. (Publisher: Emerald)

2016                       Mahmood, A., Arshad, M. A., Ahmed, A., Akhtar, S., & Rafique, Z. (2015). Establishing Linkages between Intelligence, Emotional and Spiritual Quotient on Employees Performance in Government Sector of Pakistan. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences6(6 S2), 553.

2014                       Rafique, Z., & Anwar, M. A. (2014). Insurgency in Afghanistan: implications for Pakistan's internal and external security. Defense & Security Analysis30(3), 266-282. (Publisher: Taylor & Francis)

2012                       Rafique, Zain., & Anwar, Muhammad Azfar. (2012). Defence Spending and National Security of Pakistan: A policy Perspective, Journal of Democracy and Security, 8(4),374-399 (Publisher: Taylor & Francis)

2012                       Anwar, M. A., Rafique, Z., & Joiya, S. A. (2012). Defense spending-economic growth nexus: A case study of Pakistan. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 50(2), 163-182. (Publisher: University of Punjab)

2014                       Hassan, M., Rafique, Z., & Anwar, M. A. (2014). The Impact of Organizational Structure on Employees’ Creativity: A Sector Based Study. In Information and Knowledge Management, 4(8), 109-126.

2012                      Rafique, Zain., & Babar, Sumbal.(2012). VAT in Pakistan, Impact on               Inflation. Germany, Lambert publishers , AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG

Interests

I am broadly interested in the Local Governance, Public value, New Public Governance, Citizen Participation and Civic engagement. In particular, my future research interests are shaped by the emerging trend from New Public Management towards New Public Governance. My research agenda focuses on the question of how the participatory governance (including all stakeholders) and new public governance can make public sector organizations more efficient?

 

Future Research Goals

I want to implement an expanded research project that will further test my argument on the development of civil societies and Participation mechanism in Pakistan. I am interested in developing new indicators that measure this development. I plan to pursue funding from the HEC thematic grants/international grants to carry out new research: on the development of political and social capital in Pakistan, on opinions of key stakeholders in civil society, and on other new quantitative and qualitative measures of civil societies. To my knowledge, none of this work has been done or proposed in Pakistan.

I am also interested in expanding and publishing research that I have begun on another project that focuses on shift from New Public Management to New Public Governance. I want to test the applicability of New Public Management and New Public governance in the government settings

of Pakistan. I am also interested to find out if China Pakistan Economic Corridor can make sure better region of the future with peace, development and growth of economy or otherwise. I want to contribute at the policy level to find out how the fruits of this project can reach to citizens.

On the external side, my interest has been, and continues to be, on the synergies and disconnects between policies designed at the international level by governments, development and financial international institutions, think tanks, and NGOs and what happens on the ground in Pakistan.