Amir is an economist and social sector specialist at the ADB, having joined as a young professional in 2018. He has extensive experience working on the design, development and evaluation of social protection, human development and women’s empowerment projects. Amir leads social policy dialogue with governments in Asia and the Pacific as well as the preparation and implementation of ADB loan and technical assistance projects designed to address poverty and vulnerability. Prior to joining the ADB, Amir worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute as an applied microeconomist on a series of social protection, health, nutrition, and education initiatives.
Social protection programmes need to be strengthened and expanded across Asia to prepare for the impacts of climate change