Ahsan Zia Farooqui is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Sussex and a Doctoral Fellow at ICTD. His research focuses on revenue mobilisation and compliance with subnational tax in the context of weak state capacity. Ahsan has worked on large-scale experimental interventions including governance, crime and policing, procurement transparency, vocational skills development, and poverty alleviation. He was also a co-investigator on a multi-country study aimed at increasing citizen trust in State through innovative sub-national policing reforms. Ahsan holds an MSc in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.