Dr. Rabea Malik is a Research Fellow and CEO at IDEAS with over 10 years of experience in empirical mixed methods research in Pakistan.
Rabea’s expertise lies in application of sociological and political economy frameworks to questions of exclusion, school governance and service delivery in education. Rabea has led research projects on marketization of primary education, public private partnerships, school-based management, inclusive education and effective teaching. She was the country co-I in Pakistan for Teaching Effectively All Children, was the technical lead for the evaluation of the Punjab Education Sector Program II.
She is currently undertaking a study on bureaucratic practice and delivery in education in Punjab and Sindh, using qualitative retrospective comparative methods. She has published on inequality in education, teaching practices and marginalization in government classrooms, experiences of learning for children from marginalized backgrounds.