MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Mr. Amara Mohamed

Mohamed Amara received his master’s degree in economic modelling from the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis in 2004, before undertaking a PhD in Geography at the University of Paris I and a PhD in management (Quantitative Methods) at the University of Tunis in 2010. His PhD thesis investigated the spatial inequalities and local development in Tunisia. In 2016 Dr. Amara joined the Department of Economics of Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences of Tunis as an associate professor of quantitative methods. He was a research fellow at Oxford University. Amara’s research focus are development economics, regional sciences, labour market, and applied micro-econometrics. He has published in a range of journals on a variety of topics such as the Analysis of Regional Science, Social Indicators Research, Analysis of Economic and Statistics, Papers in regional science, Middle East Development Journal, and Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences.

Doctorate, University of Tunis & University of Paris
Current or most recent Employer

Consultant and Project Manager

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Tunisia
Time in Post - 11

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

State of Palestine, Tunisia,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Development (applied), Economics, Education, Evaluation research, Social/Public Policy

Contact Info


41 Rue de la liberté, Bardo
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 10 years )

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 5 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 5 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 4 years )

Public Policy ( 3 years )

Education policy ( 2 years )

Family policy ( 3 years )

Gender equality

Labour and employment policies ( 3 years )

Economic development ( 10 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 3 years )

Women ( 3 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

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

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement


Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Family policy

Gender equality

Labour and employment polices

Economic development


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports