Reem Refaie holds a dual Master of Arts in Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa from the American University in Cairo and the University of Tübingen. Before joining the Hertie School, she worked as a development consultant in the MENA region, where she was responsible for the overall implementation of projects, communication with partners and donors, the development and implementation of a project-related monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, as well as the preparation of project reports. Project highlights include the process evaluation of Egypt’s National Conditional Cash Transfer Programme as commissioned by the World Bank Group. During her time at Hertie, she spent a year working for the German development agency GIZ in Rwanda, where she focused on local government capacity building.
Master's thesis title
Why do authoritarian regimes open up? The case of Rwanda