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Heba Handoussa

Managing Director, Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID)

In 2012, Prof. Heba Handoussa founded the development initiative, the Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID), a ten- year project under the UNDP to design, develop and implement effective social and economic development strategies in the Upper Egypt Governorates of Qena, Luxor, Aswan and Souhag. Dr. Handoussa was previously the lead Author of the Egypt Human Development Report (EHDR) 2010 titled Youth in Egypt: Building our Future which was awarded by UNDP Headquarters in New York a commendation for best National Human Development Report across over 50 countries. She was also Director and Lead Author of three previous EHDRs from 2004-2007. In between in 2006, she served as the Research Director of the regional Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis (GERPA) initiative of the World Bank MENA region. She has also served as an advisor to the Egyptian government and is a member of the World Bank Chief Economist’s Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) in 2015. She has written about structural adjustment, industrial policy, productivity growth, foreign aid, institutional reform and comparative development models.

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