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Heba Handoussa

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Lead Author, National Human Development Report for Egypt

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Economic Research Forum
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 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


 Economic Development

Human Development

Gender Economics

Economy of Egypt





Work history: 

 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