Dr Azfar Khan


Azfar Khan is the Senior Migration Policy Specialist for the Arab States based at the ILO Regional Office in Beirut, Lebanon.  He has undertaken many assignments with the ILO, since joining the organisation in 1995. He has served as: a Technical Advisor on Population and Poverty with the ILO’s Development Policy Department (1995-1999); as Development Economist with the In Focus Programme on Socio-Economic Security (2000-2006); and as Senior Migration Policy Advisor in the International Migration Programme (2006-2009).  Prior to joining the ILO, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, the Netherlands, where he also served as the Convenor of the UNFPA Global Programme of Training in Population and Development (1989-1995). He has written and published widely in the area of social policy, employment and poverty issues, labour migration and on the general interface of demographic and macroeconomic issues. He holds a B.A (Honours in Economics) and a M.A. (Economics) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.