Hafez Ghanem - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Hafez Ghanem

Research Fellows

Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank


Areas of Interest:

  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, 1983
  • M.A., Economics, American University in Cairo, 1980
  • B.A., Economics, American University in Cairo, 1978

Experience:

  • Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa, World Bank-Present
  • Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Feb. 2012
  • Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development, FAO, Nov.2007-Feb.2012
  • Country Director for Nigeria- Africa Region, World Bank, 2004-2007

Latest Publications:

  • “The Arab Spring Five Years Later: Toward Greater Inclusiveness” Volumes 1 and 2, (2016), Brookings Institution Press: Washington, D.C.
  • “Agriculture and Rural Development for Inclusive Growth and Food Security in Morocco” (20151) Global Economy Working Paper No. 74, The Brookings Institution: Washington, D.C.
  • “Arab Youth: Missing Educational Foundations for a Productive Life?” (2014) Center for Universal Education at Brookings, The Brookings Institution Washington, D.C. with Liesbet Steer and Maysa Jalbout.
  • “Improving Rural and Regional Development for Inclusive Growth in Egypt” (2014) Global Economy Working Paper No. 67, The Brookings Institution: Washington, D.C.
  • “Egypt’s Difficult Transition: Why the International Economy Must Stay Economically Engaged” (2014) Global Economy Working Paper No. 66, The Brookings Institution: Washington, D.C.
  • After the Spring: Economic Transitions in The Arab World (2012). Oxford University Press, New York. With Homi Kharas, Raj Desai and others.
Working Papers

Governance Reform to Achieve Social Justice and Inclusive Growth in Egypt: Building Inclusive Economic Institutions

The development literature has focused mostly on the relationship between governance and growth, and most ... read more


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