MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Akbar Heydari

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, 4 books and 40 original published papers, 10 research projects.

Doctorate, Assistant Professor
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant professor of Geography & Urban planning

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Time in Post - 3

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Development (applied), Humanities, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Politician/political party

Contact Info


Department of Geography & Urban planning, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction

Poverty or deprivation measurement

Governance (National)

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization)

Gender equality

Social work

Social security systems

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Work relates to groups


Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years


Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Gender equality

Economic development


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press

Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs