Mr. Safdar Parvez is currently the Director of Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division of the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) of ADB.
Prior to CWRD, Mr. Parvez worked on corporate-level policy and strategy papers together with business processes related to ADB's country partnership strategies in developing member countries as a Principal Economist in the Strategy, Policy and Interagency relations Division of the Strategy and Policy Department (SPD).
Before joining SPD, Mr. Parvez was responsible for leading preparation of country partnership strategies in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan as economist in CWRD. He has substantial field experience and was based in ADBâ€™s Pakistan Resident Mission for 8 years.
Mr. Parvez has worked at prominent non-profit organizations prior to joining ADB, including the Aga Khan Foundation and the Asia Foundation. He has also taught economics at the university level.