Having a background in public policy, Hashim has spent most of his professional career working on governance issues including parliamentary strengthening, rule of law, local governments, elections, and constitutional reforms. His previous assignment was managing a Federalism and Decentralization programme for United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan that focused on strengthening inter-provincial coordination, establishing local governments, and improving municipal service delivery & urban governance. Hashim has also had opportunities to work on education policy &
reforms, enterprise development, and performance assessments.
Hashim's current role as the Asia Urban Programme Manager involves developing Oxfam's learning and approaches to urban work across Asia along with providing strategic and programmatic advice and direction to country teams on urban programming.