Asha Abdel Rahim
Asha Abdel Rahim
Last update: 7 days ago
Asha Abdel Rahim
Last update: 7 days ago
Arabic, English, German, Russian
Highest Degree:
36 years
Egypt, Namibia, South Sudan, Sudan
Civil Society & NGOs, Education, Gender, Macro-Econ. & Public Finance, Trade, Monitoring & Evaluation, Migration
Kiel, Germany
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An economist holding a Masters degree in national planning from the University of St Petersburg (Leningrad) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bremen in Germany. She has more than 28 years of work experience as an academic, advisor, manager, researcher, and consultant. She is a professor of economics with 13 years of work experience in universities in Namibia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Since 2009, she has worked at the University of Juba. However, because of security issues related to the ongoing conflict as well as the sharp currency devaluation subsequently experienced in the country, she has decided to take unpaid leave.

During her time at the University, she occupied the position of Head of the Department for Economics, before assuming the position of Dean of the College of Social and Economic Studies. She has focused her academic study on the relationships between gender and development, education, economic empowerment, and the agricultural value chain.

She spent 4 years of work experience in research institutions dealing with environmental effects on livelihoods. She mastered qualitative/quantitative methodologies of data collection and data analysis such as participatory, baseline surveys, FGD, and others. In Southern Africa, she participated in research related to public expenditure tracking in the health and education sectors, as well as providing policy advice. She spent more than five years in fragile states, facilitating a series of fragility assessment workshops focused on peace, mitigation, justice, and economic diversification. She has also contributed to the monitoring and evaluation of the economic and environmental effects of IDPs/refugees in host communities.

Furthermore, she investigated fiscal management, public finance management, and reforms needed with particular emphasis on countries highly dependent on aid and mineral oil as the main sources of revenue. This involved the analysis of informal money transfers in relationship to limited commercial banking services and the challenges facing central banks in the regulation of such activities.

Additionally, she has participated in the launch of Community Learning Development Centers in urban and rural areas. In this context, she facilitated and developed strategic business workshops for local NGOs and local banks. Lastly, she has developed a concept note for women's networks within local government bodies.

Participated in Stata, LSMS-ISA training program (Living Standards Measurement Study Integrated Surveys on Agriculture.