Osama Diab

For over seven years, Osama Diab was the economic rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, one of the founding members of ESCR-Net. His main focus after the Egyptian revolution has been on linking economic rights with the political transition in Egypt. He has also focused on the impact of macroeconomic policy on the realization of economic rights, the impact of economic reform on macroeconomic policy and hence the realization of economic rights, as well as the harmful practices of some of the international development organizations.  During the last years, Diab has been vital to the ESCR-Net collective projects, serving on the Advisory Group of the Systemic Critique Project of the Economic Policy Working Group. He has remained active in this capacity since leaving EIPR.  Diam has a PhD in political economy from Ghent University, and teaches an undergraduate course in development studies at the Dutch-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC). He also produces a monthly Arabic podcast on progressive economics.

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