MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Tarek Selim

Dr. Selim is professor of economics and business strategy at the American University in Cairo, and member of the Global Experts Council of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Doctorate, George Washington University
Current or most recent Employer


American University in Cairo
Time in Post - 17

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,

Disciplinary or professional background

Business, Development Studies, Development (applied), Economics

Contact Info


1024 Jameel Building, Department of Economics, School of Business, The American University in Cairo
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction ( 20 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 20 years )

Governance (National) ( 5 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 10 years )

Public Policy ( 20 years )

Education policy ( 20 years )

Labour and employment policies ( 20 years )

Economic development ( 20 years )

Islamic finance ( 5 years )

Innovative finance (New modalities in financing social sectors e.g. impact bonds) ( 5 years )

Other macroeconomic issues ( 5 years )

Work relates to groups

Children ( 5 years )

Youth ( 5 years )

Elderly ( 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 (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Social protection

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Public finance

Islamic finance

Innovative finance (New modalities in financing social sectors e.g. impact bonds)

Other macroeconomic issues

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences



Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports