Chief Economist and Director of the Food Security Analysis and Trends Service at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Arif joined WFP in 2003 and since then he has served in many senior positions both in the field and at Headquarters. He has also worked for the World Bank and taught at the Hubert H Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Arif’s work focuses on analysing food security and welfare conditions in developing countries to inform humanitarian response. His research interests include application of information technologies to improve humanitarian response; understanding linkages between poverty, hunger, conflict and migration; and analysing how global economic shocks impact food security, social protection and emergency and development assistance.