Dr. Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar has been working with the public sector, academia, research centers, and international development organizations for almost two decades. His current research and policy work focus on urban governance/economics, entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships. He is actively working on a range of urban policy and development initiatives in various cities. Naveed’s experience as a Governance Specialist at the Economic Reforms Unit of Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance has helped him in understanding complexities involved in policy making and introducing economic reforms. Naveed is a serial entrepreneur and advises startups and other business/public organizations. He has taught economics, management, public policy, and urban planning/economics courses in various universities and civil service training institutions. He contributes regularly to journals, conferences and newspapers. Naveed holds an M.Phil. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. His PhD dissertation title is Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Spillovers and Urbanization in Asia.