Who Is She

Professions: 

Personal information

Lead Author, National Human Development Report for Egypt
Heba Handoussa

Contact information / Private

Giza
Egypt

Languages

Arabic
English

Contact information / Work

Economic Research Forum
Giza
Egypt

Education

PhD, Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, The University of London, 1974
Msc, Economics, The University of London, 1970
BA, Economics, The American University in Cairo, 1966

Competences

Economic Development
Human Development
Gender Economics
Economy of Egypt

Work history

Jobs: 
Director and Lead Author, National Human Development Report for Egypt, 2007-2010
Research Director, Gender Economic Research Policy Analysis, 2006
Managing Director, The Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, 1993-2003
Vice-Provost, The American University in Cairo, 1990-1992
Professor, Department of Economics and Political Science, The American University in Cairo, 1977-1990
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member of the Board, Conseil d'Orientation de la Fonction d'Agence, 2007
Member of the Steering Committee, Pathways to Women's Empowerment, Social Research Center, The American University in Cairo,
Member of the Executive Committee, The International Economic Association, 2005-present
Member of the Board of Directors, The Central Bank of Egypt, 2000-2003
Member of the Board, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1999-2003
Productions and works: 
“The Quest for Economic Reform and Structural Transformation in the Arab Region”, presented to the High-Level Round Table of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), 2006
Arab Women and Economic Development, editor. A volume of papers presented at a seminar held at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development in Kuwait. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2005
Employment Creation and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa, co-edited with Zaffiris Tzannatos, Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2002
Institutional Reform and Economic Development in Egypt, co-edited with Noha El-Mikawy, Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2002
“Implementating Social Development in Egypt: The Economic and Budgetary Dimension,” prepared for the National Conference on Social Development, Egypt, October 1999

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