Mr Noor M. Ansari is a development professional with over 20 years of experience applying social audit-research methods to generate and socialise evidence-related to education, health, local governance, delivery of public services and gender issues. He is experienced in working with mainstream government systems to strengthen institutions and capacities in evidence-based planning across several countries. Mostly in leadership roles, Mr Ansari has cultivated and maintained effective dialogue and relationships with clients, beneficiaries, partners, co-workers and other local, national and international stakeholders. He is a specialist in monitoring, evaluation, as well as qualitative and quantitative research design. In addition, Mr Ansari has extensive experience in large-scale reiterative social audits and establishing population-based surveillance systems. Previously, Mr Ansari has served as a co-investigator on large pragmatic randomised controlled trials. He has also a co-authored a series of articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as ‘BMC Health Services Research’, ‘BMC International Health and Human Rights’ and ‘The Journal of Interpersonal Violence.’
Mr Ansari has been professionally trained in Botswana, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan on epidemiological geomatics, GIS mapping and real-time monitoring via mobile technology. He has served as faculty and supervisor for Diploma and Master level courses on ‘Social Audits for Evidence-Based Planning’. Mr Ansari speaks several languages fluently, including Balochi, Brahvi, English, Pashtu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki and Urdu. He holds three Master’s Degrees in Rural Development, International Relations and Economics. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctorate in Modern Epidemiology at the University of Guerrero and CIET.