Dr. Sundus Saleemi

Research themes
  • Gender
  • Migration, mobility and urbanization
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Uganda
  • Pakistan
  • Nigeria
  • Mali
  • Niger
Research projects

Innovations, Technology and Time Allocation 

Working groups

ZEF Gender Group


Disciplinary Course, Gender and Development (2022) 

Disciplinary Course, Gender and Development (2023) 

Additional information

Contributor Profile: Sundus Saleemi (link: www.dandc.eu/en/contributors/sundus-saleemi)

Professional experience

Junior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), 2016-2020

Staff Economist, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), 2012-2016


Dr. (Agr), University of Bonn.

M.Phil Economics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan

M.Sc Economics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Pakistan 


Gender, Women's Empowerment, Women's Time Use

Funding institutions

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)


Saleemi, S..  2023.  Does the Absence of Men from the Household Increase Girls’ Shares in Education Expenditures? Evidence from Rural Pakistan.  Feminist Economics , : 1-30   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Sundus Saleemi, Chiara Kofol.  2022.  Women’s participation in household decisions and gender equality in children’s education: Evidence from rural households in Pakistan..  World Development Perspectives, 25, 100395.   . (Open Access)  


Saleemi, S.  2020.  Empowerment of girls and women in rural Pakistan: Migration, decision-making and consciousness.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Sundus Saleemi, Chiara Kofol.  2020.  Choice without Consciousness: Women’s Participation in Household Decisions and Gender Equality in Children’s Education.  Download [PDF]
Further Information


Mahmood, R., S. Saleemi and S.A. Javed.  2016.  Impact of Climate Change on Electricity Demand: A Case Study of Pakistan..  Pakistan Development Review (PDR), 55 (1)   : 29   .

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads

Sundus Saleemi

Senior Researcher


Economic and Technological Change