Abid Mallick is an international development consultant with extensive experience in program development and management, monitoring and evaluation, systems and institutional strengthening and resource mobilisation. His work spans across social and economic development and governance sector. Abid has worked in leadership positions for 17 years with Aga Khan Foundation in Canada and Tanzania. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at World Bank and Asian Development Bank in Pakistan as Senior Monitoring and Systems Advisor. His work at the two banks focused on strengthening national and sub-national monitoring systems - including support to national living standards measurement survey and establishing a governance monitoring system - for tracking progress on poverty reduction, human development and institutional reforms in social sectors in Pakistan. As Country Director of Aga Khan Foundation in Tanzania from 2012 to 2019, he led a portfolio of social and economic inclusion projects driving systemic change and impact with a team of over 90 members in five regions. Abid has designed, managed and/or supported initiatives on education and health systems strengthening, agriculture and food security, micro-small and medium enterprise development, digital financial services, civil society, gender equality and post-disaster reconstruction in Asia and Africa. He has led resource mobilization efforts yielding over $ 200 million from bilateral, multilateral and private philanthropic institutions.
Trained as systems engineer with a focus on public, social and organizational systems, he brings systems thinking to his work. His advisory services draw on his training and years of hands-on experience in strategizing, leading and managing programs and teams. His most recent assignments are summative evaluation of a Canadian non-profit institution and assisting a multi-lateral bank in developing strategy and plan to engage private philanthropic foundations on joint development initiatives. Abid speaks fluent English, Urdu and Hindi but struggles in Bengali.