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Dr. M. Rovidad

Assistant Professor

Forman Christian College Lahore 54700




Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. Phil)

Master of Sciences (Hon) in Agri & Applied Economics

Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) Agri-Economics

Research Projects:

No Projects.

Research Areas:

International Development



Women’s Empowerment

Economic Development



Dr. Rovidad joined the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) at Forman Christian College (A
Chartered University) in August 2022, as an Assistant Professor. He holds a Ph.D. in International
Development from University of Vienna, Austria. He finished his doctoral degree in 2020 and joined a
public sector university as Assistant Professor. During his Ph.D. his research was focused on Socio-
Economic Consequences of Microfinance investment in Pakistan. He analyzed the role of small and
medium enterprises in poverty alleviation and income redistribution in Central Punjab and critically
evaluated the role of prevailing feudal structure in rising inequalities and poverty across Southern Punjab.
Dr. Rovidad initially stepped into teaching at University of Vienna, as teaching assistant; however, after
his return to Pakistan he has frequently taught courses such as International Political Economy,
Development Economics, Issues in Pakistan’s Economy, Globalization and Development, and Research
Methodology in various universities. He has secured HEC Approved Supervision, and completed
National Faculty Development Program under the National Academy for Higher Education (NAHE), in
the year 2020. He has published a number of articles from national and international journals. His
research interest mainly includes socioeconomic development, distributional issues, poverty reduction,
education and women’s empowerment. He currently teaches Research Methodology and Intro to
Economics, Stat and Accounting.

Courses Taught

International Political Economy,

Development Economics,

Economic Growth,

Globalization and  Development,

Research Methodology,

Introduction to Economics,

Stat and Accounting

CPPG Publications

No Publications.

External Publications


Socioeconomic Consequences of Microfinance Investment in Pakistan. Publishes by Bibliothek, University of Vienna, Austria. DOI: 10.25365/thesis.61192 URN: urn:nbn:at:at-ubw:1-17896.27867.691454-7

Complementary or Substitutes? The Relationship Between Monetary Donation and Volunteerism: A Case Study of Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, International Journal of Innovation Creativity and Change, 15(3), 1163-1176. (Co-Authored)

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Creativity in Projects (A Moderated Mediated Mechanism. International Journal of Innovation Creativity and Change. 15 (4), p.568-586. (Co-Authored)

Investigation and Forecast of COVID-19 Wave-II: A Case Study of Pakistan. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(5), 12A5T, 1-8. http:// doi.org/10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.104 .

Effects of Microcredit in Crop Productivity in District Charsadda (Pakistan), International Review of Management and Business Research, 9(4), 130-137. (Principal Authored)

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LOCAL BODY AND NON-LOCAL BODY GOVERNMENT REGIMES IN PROVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN TERMS OF HEALTH & EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Educational Research, 3(2) 145-160. Retrieved from http://pjer.org/index.php/pjer/article/view/141

Determinants of Willingness to Donate and Volunteer to Help their Poor Fellow Stu dents in the University. Journal of Elementary Education Online 19(4), 2671-2681.

Podcast Interview

AAL_13_Alumni AudioLab with Rovidad https://oead.at/en/news/article/2018/06/aal-13-alumni-audiolab-with- rovidad

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