Hashim Rawab has a degree in Economics from the University of Kabul and post-graduate credits from the University of Texas at Austin and United Nations’ Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) under the Hiroshima Fellowship for Afghanistan. He started his career with international NGOs including the Swedish Afghanistan Committee. Thereafter he has over 15 years of experience with the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) in management, development works and research. Since 2011 he has been a manager for of the NAC regional operations in southern Afghanistan where he was instrumental in establishing the operations in Jaghori and Malistan Districts. He has been directly responsible for the implementation of NORAD funded Rural Development Programmes and several UN funded and World Food programmes in Southern Afghanistan.
Since April 2018, he is the national coordinator with the Global Research on Inclusion and Disability team at Washington University in St. Louis on the Education Equity and Quality in Afghanistan and Pakistan (EEQAP) Project.
Hashim has managed research with the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) and its partner organization, the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) in 2017 on conduction of an analysis of the Vulnerability to Corruption of the Afghan Ministry of Education. It was a large study, and was the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of corruption vulnerabilities across the entire Ministry. MEC and its partner organization, NAC carried out 542 interviews with six groups of people: ministry officials (109), provincial education officials (126), training colleges (76), teachers (93), parents and students (125), development partners and others (22), and 160 focus group discussions, the study took place in the 12 provinces of Afghanistan, and in 138 schools.
He has also been the designated the Officer in Charge for the NAC Country Director during 2015-2017 when the CD was out of country, including representation responsibilities for NAC and meetings on behalf of the Country Director. He has extensive experience in conducting studies and report preparation, editing and writing, project management, and is fluent in English, Dari and Pashtu.