MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Ms. Lina Abou-Habib

Executive Director of US-based Women's Learning Partnership. Co-founder, current chair and former ED of the Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action. ME Strategic Advisor of the Global Fund for Women. Member of the editorial committee of the Gender and Development jourl published by Oxfam. Career focus on gender transformative research, training and capacity building, moderation and facilitation, programme planning and magement. Areas of focus include gender and citizenship, economic rights, public participation, gender advocacy and reforms. Geographical area of expertise include ME and parts of West Africa.

Masters (including MRes, MBA, MPA), American University of Beirut
Current or most recent Employer

Executive Director

Women's Learning Partnership
Time in Post - 4

Organisation Type: NGO/Charity - advocacy

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen,

Disciplinary or professional background

Evaluation research, Humanities, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy, Sociology

Contact Info


POB 16 7090 Achrafieh Post Office
Social Media

LiAH1 (Twitter)

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 20 years )

Governance (National) ( 20 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 20 years )

Public Policy ( 20 years )

Family policy ( 20 years )

Gender equality

Social protection

Social safety nets ( 20 years )

Economic development ( 20 years )

Humanitarianism & emergency relief ( 20 years )

Conflict & Security ( 20 years )

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


Governance (National)

Family policy

Gender equality

Social safety nets

Social security systems

Humanitarianism & emergency relief


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press



Social Media

Consultancy Reports