MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Ti Zintl

I graduated from the University of St Andrews/Scotland in 2013 with a PhD in International Relations (topic: "Syria’s authoritarian upgrading 2000-2010: Bashar al-Asad's promotion of foreign-educated returnees as transtiol technocrats". I also hold an MA in Political Science, Economics and Geography from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/Germany. Since 2016 I am working for German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn/Germany, focusing on labour market policies, digitalization and inclusive economic development, authoritarianism and state-society relations as well as migration in the ME region. See website:

Doctorate, University of St Andrews
Current or most recent Employer

Senior Researcher

German Development Institute (DIE)
Time in Post - 3

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic,

Disciplinary or professional background

Economics, Political science

Contact Info

+49 (0)228 94927-249

German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE) Tulpenfeld 6 53113 Bonn
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National)

Education policy

Labour and employment policies

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security

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)

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security


Academic publications
Hinnebusch, Raymond / Ti Zintl (eds.) Syria from reform to revolt (Volume 1: Political economy and intertiol relations), Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Univ. Press, 2015.

Academic conferences
• “Two steps forward, one step back? Jordan’s active labour market policies (ALMPs) fighting youth unemployment” Paper presented at MESA (Middle East Studies Association) Annual Meeting, November, 15-18, 2018, San Antonio/ US.

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs
Loewe, Markus / Bernhard Trautner / Ti Zintl (2019) The social contract: an alytical tool for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (ME) and beyond (DIE Briefing Paper 17/2019), Bonn.

Consultancy Reports