Azmat Budhani

Academic Background

M.A in Sociology - Sindh University Jamshoro.
B.E in Agriculture - Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam.

Research Experience

Azmat joined the Collective in 2001, and has contributed to numerous projects since he joined, including those on migration, poverty and bonded labour. Prior to joining the Collective, he worked with Haris Gazdar on two projects: "Qualitative Survey of Poverty in Rural Pakistan" and "Land Tenure Rural Livelihood And Institutional Innovation".

From 1999 to 2000, Azmat worked with the Population Council, Islamabad as a Field Researcher on various quantitative and qualitative studies. He was a Research Assistant at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad from 2000 to 2001.

Research Interests

Poverty, migration, conflicts.

Reports and Publications at the Collective

  1. Azmat Budhani, The hurdle of hesitance. Collective Blog. February 2017.

  2. Azmat Budhani, 'Alien' garbage pickers of Karachi. Collective Blog. June 2016.

  3. Azmat Budhani and Hussain Bux Mallah, How old are you? Collective Blog. November 2015.

  4. Azmat Budhani, Enumerating success: designing the Benazir Income Support Programme. Collective Blog. March 2015.

  5. Azmat Budhani and Haris Gazdar, Land Rights and the Indus Flood 2010: Rapid Assessment and Policy Review. Oxfam Research Report. June 2011.

  6. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Hussain Bux Mallah, The Open City: Social Networks and Violence in Karachi. Crisis States Working Paper No. 70 (Series 2). Crisis States Research Centre, DESTIN, LSE, London. March 2010.

  7. Hussain Bux Mallah and Azmat Budhani, Land Tenure,Rural Livelihood and Institutional Innovation. UN-Habitat. March 2009.

  8. Azmat Budhani and Hussain Bux Mallah, Mega Projects in Balochistan. Paper presented at the National Conference on People's Perspectives on Mega Development in Pakistan organized by Participatory Development Initiatives and Actionaid International Pakistan. March 2007.

  9. Azmat Budhani, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah and Noorulain Masood, Social Marginalisation and Education in Pakistan: Findings of a Qualitative Survey. UNICEF, Islamabad. October 2006.

  10. The Collective Team, Afghans in Quetta: Settlements, Livelihoods, Support Networks and Cross-Border Linkages. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. January 2006.

  11. The Collective Team, Afghans in Peshawar: Migration, Settlements and Social Networks. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. January 2006.

  12. The Collective Team, Afghans in Karachi: Migration, Settlement and Social Networks. Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Kabul. March 2005.

  13. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Hazardous Industries in Pakistan: Glass Bangle-making, Tanneries and Construction. Working Paper No. 21, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. International Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.

  14. The Collective Team, A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Domestic Work and Begging in Pakistan. Working Paper No. 22, Infocus Programme on Promoting the Declaration. Interational Labour Organization, Geneva. January 2004.