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Practitioner seminar series: Supporting governance reforms in the Middle East and Africa

Friday February 22, 2019, from 15:00 to 16:00
Room 24.120 (First floor). Mercè Rodoreda 24 building

Diane Zovighian (The World Bank)

“Supporting governance reforms in the Middle East and Africa”

Diane Zovighian, The World Bank, Morocco Resident Mission

During the course of the academic year 2018/19 IBEI hosts a series of lectures by practitioners in the field of international relations and development.

The practitioner lecture series is intended to give IBEI students and attendees an opportunity to engage with international professionals about their personal work experience, the organizations they represent, and to learn about possible career trajectories in international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Each lecture will allow ample room for questions and inputs from the audience. All IBEI community is welcome.

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Diane Zovighian is a researcher and a senior consultant for the World Bank, working on governance issues and the political economy of reform in the Maghreb. She has also worked or consulted for the United Nations, and European and US think tanks, and conducted field research in several Middle Eastern and African countries, including Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon and Tunisia. Her talk will focus on the World Bank’s evolving work on economic and governance issues in the Maghreb and African region.

Diane Zovighian holds a Masters in Comparative Politics from Sciences Po (Paris, France) and a PhD in Government from Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA). Her academic research explores the political and institutional processes that shape distributive policies, reforms and outcomes in developing countries, with a regional focus on the Middle East and Africa. Her dissertation, which she is currently turning into a series of articles, was entitled Clientelism and party politics: Evidence from Nigeria