Dr Monazza Aslam is an Education Economist with experience of working on gender, labour market issues and student learning in developing countries. She is a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Education (University of London) and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), an Economic research Centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellow at Idara-Taleem-o-Agahi (ITA) which houses and implements the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), an annual assessment of children’s learning outcomes in Pakistan. A Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan (2000), Monazza completed her undergraduate degree at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan in 1999 and her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford in 2006. She has experience of advising a wide range of national and international organizations (DFID, UNESCO and The World Bank). Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as The Economics of Education Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change and World Development.