RESEARCH & POLICY ADVICE
Aanya has conducted research with multiple international organisations, including the OECD, where she advised ministries of education on their national-level policies relating to the evaluation and assessment of students, teachers and schools.
Her career in research began much earlier on. As an undergraduate, she authored two dissertations on the politics of education in Pakistan (published as a book, Education on the Horizon, 2010) and on female participation in national economic development. During her Master’s, she conducted a qualitative study, exploring the role of mother’s in children's academic achievement in low-cost private schools in Pakistan (due for publication).
Mapping study for inclusive education for refugee children (research report for Idara-Taleem-o-Agahi and PAL Network)
OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: North Macedonia (published by the OECD, 2019)
OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Student Assessment in Turkey (published by the OECD, 2019)
OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Serbia (published by the OECD, 2020)
An exploration of maternal support to children's academic achievement in low-cost private schools in Lahore, Pakistan (Master's dissertation, University of Oxford, 2017)
The Politics of Education in Pakistan (Undergraduate dissertation published in the Wilson Journal of Foreign Affairs, 2011)
Female Empowerment Leads to National Development (Second Undergraduate thesis, 2011)
Author of book: Education on the Horizon (Published by Sheikh Ghulam Ali & Sons, 2010)
English language teaching & learning in post-colonial contexts
The role of teachers as leaders in raising student learning in low-income classrooms
Comparative use of technology across low, middle and high-income contexts
Refugee education and integration
Education and female inclusion