MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Tina 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 transnatiol 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