MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Laila El Baradei

Laila El Baradei is a Professor of Public Administration at the Public Policy and Administration Department, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), the American University in Cairo (A.U.C.), Egypt. Her areas of teaching include strategic management, essentials of public policy and administration, organizational behaviour, development management, human resource management and research methods for public administration. Currently El Baradei is directing the ‘Public Policy Hub’ at the School of GAPP/AUC which is a project aiming at building the capacity of graduate students and alumni in public policy analysis, research and effective communication. The project follows a demand-based approach, where government organizations get to determine the policy issues to be researched, while the young policy analysts use their creativity in coming up with evidence-based policy alternatives and innovative communication tools.

Doctorate, Cairo University
Current or most recent Employer

Professor of Public Administration

The American University in Cairo
Time in Post - 16

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Government, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Other

Contact Info


The American University in Cairo AUC Avenue, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 11835
Social Media

@Egyptianwoman (Twitter)

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction

Governance (National)

Public Policy

Education policy

Gender equality

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

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction


Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Gender equality


Academic publications
El Baradei, Laila (2020). “Politics of Evidence Based Policy Making: Reporting on SDG 16 in Egypt”. International Journal of Public Administration (IJPA) - Special Issue Titled: Society and Public Policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Vol. 43 (5), 425-440. First Published Online: 7 October 2019

Academic conferences
El Baradei, Laila & Dina Wafa (2022). “Women and the Great Resignation Phenomenon during COVID-19”, Working Group V on Gender, Equity and Diversity. IASIA 2022 Annual Conference: Implementing and Promoting Effective Governance Principles to Leave No One, No Place Behind, Rabat, Morocco, 24-29 July.

Professional or Trade Press
El Baradei, Laila (2022). “Low Hanging Fruits: When Governments Look for Easy Wins & Ignore Real Priorities”, PA Times Online, (5 August, 2022).

Social Media

Policy Reports
- OP: El Baradei, Laila (2022). “Towards a More Effective Social and Public Role for Higher Education Institutions in the MENA Region”, Higher Education in the World Report: New Visions for Higher Education Institutions towards 2030, Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI).

Policy Briefs

Online short articles like the PA Times Online