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BEN BARKA
Habiba BEN BARKA
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa
Economic Affairs Officer, PSDFD- Innovative Finance & Capital Markets Section
Habiba Ben Barka is a specialist in economic, public policy, finance and development analysis for African countries. She worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York from 2004 to 2007, during which she was responsible for the management of the Trade Capacity Development Project for Sub-Saharan African countries. She then moved to the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunisia then Cote d’Ivoire. As an economist at AfDB, her work focused on providing Economic Intelligence on a wide variety of economic, political, financial, trade and other emerging issues in African countries. She also provided country analysis of political economy in fragile situations. Habiba Ben Barka is now an Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) providing economic intelligence and advisory support on finance, economic governance and public management issues in Africa as well as supporting African countries design and implement policies and regulations aimed at promoting private sector development, and improving their business and investment environment. She holds a Master degree in International Commerce and Policy, and a Bachelor degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University in Virginia, U.S.A.
Areas of Expertise
Banking And Investment, Capacity Building And Programme Management, Development Economics, Development Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurial Economics, Gender-development, Governance, International Political Economy, International Trade, Political Affairs, Public Policy, Research & Development

Education:

Master's Degree
International Economics and Trade
George Mason University
International Commerce and Policy
Bachelor's degree
Political Science
George Mason University
Government and International Politics

Language:

English
French

Publication:

Economic Report on Africa 2019: Fiscal policy for financing sustainable development in Africa

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

2019
African Governance Report 2018: Natural Resource Governance and Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Structural Transformation

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

2018
Political Instability in Africa: Are Military Coups d’Etat a Never-Ending Phenomenon?

African Development Bank

2012
Border Posts, Checkpoints and Intra-African Trade: Challenges and Solutions’. African Development Bank Economic Brief

African Development Bank

2012
Telling Africa’s Development Story Volume 2. Chapter 8: Africa’s Other Emerging Partners: A Look at Brazil, Russia, India and South Korea

African Development Bank.

2011
Economic Report on Africa 2020: Innovative Finance for Private Sector Development in Africa

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

2020
Russia’s Economic Engagement with Africa

African Development Bank. African Economic Brief, Volume 2, Issue 7, May 2011

2011
India’s Economic Engagement with Africa

African Development Bank. African Economic Brief, Volume 2, Issue 7, May 2011

2011
Brazil’s Economic Engagement with Africa

African Development Bank. African Economic Brief, Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2011

2011
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