Zeba Ayesha Sathar

Country Director
Population Council


Field of Study: Demographie, Population et développement, Santé publique / Epidemiologie
Regional focus: Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA), Asie du Sud, East Asia
Working languages: Anglais
Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA), Population Association of America (PAA)
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Professional Summary:

Dr. Zeba Sathar was educated in the United States and the United Kingdom where she received her Master’s from London School of Economics and Doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She spent more than 15 years at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad and has also worked with the World Bank, the World Fertility Survey and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Sathar has advised and assisted the Government of Pakistan in formulating the Population Policies of 2002 and 2010. She was instrumental in forming the Population Association of Pakistan and was elected its President from 2002 to 2004. She has worked with the Population Council from 1994 and is currently its Country Director in Pakistan since April 2002. Dr. Sathar received the award of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan on March 23, 2006 in recognition of her meritorious s…


2011.    Is Mobility the Missing link in improving girls’ schooling in Pakistan? Asian Population Studies with C. Callum and Minhaj Ul Haque.

2011.    Social stigma and disclosure about induced abortion: Results from an exploratory study, Global Public Health (2011) with Shellenberg et al. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2011.594072) Volume VI, Supplement 1, September 2011, pp.S111-S-125.

2012.    The Importance of Population Policy in Pakistan, Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan, eds. A. Weiss and S. Khattak. American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), Kumarian Press, Sterling, VA.  

2012.    Status of Family Planning in Pakistan in Family Planning in Asia & the Pacific: Addressing the Challenges, eds. W. Zaman, H. Masnin and J. Loftus. International Council on Management of Population Programs (ICOMP), Malaysia.


Honorary or professional positions and awards:
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (T.I.) was conferred by the President of Pakistan in 2006 in recognition of her meritorious services to the development sector in Pakistan.