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Policy Research

I have consulted for, and produced policy research for several state and non-state actors, including the Executive Office of Dubai, the Government of Palestine, the United Nations Development Programme (Jerusalem), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Vienna), as well as a number of think tanks and research institutes.

In this space I will be posting the latest (and public) policy reports I develop or contribute to.

Recent policy projects I have worked on include:


Adelphi 453 Egypt After the SpringEgypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction. This Adelphi volume brings together senior sch
olars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the tumultuous period from the January 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, via the election and ouster of Muhammad Morsi, to the consolidation of
presidential power under Abdel Fattah Al‑Sisi by late 2015. The nine authors provide a sober, in-depth look at the country’s contested politics, institutional and political players, struggling economy, constant foreign policy and evolving security challenges.

I authored Chapter 9, “The Economy”.

article 19 cover.PNG Egypt: News websites and alternative voices. This study looks at a selection of news websites, which represent the main political viewpoints in Egypt today. It begins with an overview of the websites, categorizing them by traffic ranking, news values, legal and financial status, and political orientation. It then sets out the results from interviews with editors and journalists from these websites, discussing freedom of expression and experiences of censorship and self-censorship.

Available both in English and بالعريي .

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African Economic Outlook 2012 – Special Theme: Promoting Youth Employment” is a leading publication of the African Development Bank, developed with a number of institutional partners including UNDP and UNECA – which I strongly urge you to consult, for excellent analysis and forecasting data.

I coordinated research teams for 9 countries in the report – all of North Africa (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania) + Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania.






Enabling Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Towards a Sustainable Dynamic Model“, a policy-oriented report of which I am the lead author and which assesses the Egyptian entrepreneurship support institutional environment and, with the use of global best practices, develops actionable recommendations.

The report is published by the Entrepreneurs Business Forum; contact them directly for hard copies.

You can download the report here.

It was also republished by the MIT Press Journal “INNOVATIONS: Technology | Governance | Globalization” in a December 2011 Special Issue which can be downloaded here.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Alyae permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:58 pm

    this is impressive. keep going

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