Additional forthcoming papers and articles will be added here soon!

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Elsa Talat Khwaja (2020). ““Localization” in Fragile Spaces: A Comparative Networks Evaluation of Community-Based Programmes in Pakistan and Afghanistan.” Special Issue: Poverty Alleviation in Asia: Future Directions in Measurement, Monitoring, and Impact Evaluation. Journal of Asian Public Policy. DOI: 10.1080/17516234.2020.1829355

Victor, Jennifer N. And Elsa T. Khwaja. (2020). “Network Analysis: Theory and Testing,” in The SAGE Handbook of Research methods in Political Science and International Relations, Luigi Curini and Robert Franzese, eds. Sage Publications Ltd: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Regan, Priscilla M., And Elsa T. Khwaja. (2019). Mapping the Political Economy of Education Technology: A Networks Perspective. Policy Futures in Education


Publications in Progress

Rewiring the Aid Architecture Amid Fragility: Evidence from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Book proposal (based on dissertation) currently under consideration.

“The Anomaly of District Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan: Will Thar Still Transform Pakistan? Forthcoming feature article in The Diplomat. (November 2023).

“Navigating Complex Narratives of United States Development Assistance in Pakistan”. Working paper. In preparation for Journal of Development Studies.

“Defining ‘Localization’ in the Post-Pandemic Era: Examples from Pakistan.” In preparation for Viewpoint in “Development in Practice.”

“Incorporating Network Evaluation Approaches for Development Impact Assessments.” Working paper in preparation for Journal of Development Effectiveness.

“Violence Against Women in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Progress and Challenges.” {Manuscript in progress, based on Masters thesis).

“The Global Humanitarian Response: Addressing Crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan.” {Manuscript in progress}.


Selected Blog Articles

“Blending Art, Education, & Aid: Climate Philanthropy & Relief Efforts in Pakistan.” August 5, 2023. Blog:

“Conducting Qualitative Research in Pakistan: 25 Lessons and Observations from the Field.”
Blog post on Medium. September 11, 2022. (Version in preparation for Qualitative Research).

““Suitcase Stories” in Georgia: A Storytelling Session on Cultural Immersion in Pakistan.”
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