Dr. Zina Nimeh MLHR, PhD
7. Social Protection (coordinator)
6. Migration and Development
Dr. Zina Nimeh is an Associate Professor of Social Protection and Public Policy at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. She has over two decades of professional and academic experience in the areas of public policy, social policy and financing, public sector reform and governance. Regionally she has extensive expertise in the MENA region, as well as in the emerging markets contexts.
Dr. Nimeh obtained her PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis in 2012 from Maastricht University through a Marie Curie research grant. She holds a Master’s degree in Labour and Human Resources from the Ohio State University with a focus on internationalization and strategic organizational development and leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Her teaching and training experience includes curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and professional development in diverse, cross-cultural and multi-lingual settings. Outside academia she has had managerial and consulting experience in the areas of human development, social policies and public sector reform with focus on labour and employment, education and social cohesion. She has applied experience in policy development and implementation and continues to work proactively as a policy and strategy consultant for civil society, governments and several UN organizations including the ILO and UNICEF.
Dr. Nimeh resides in the Netherlands with her husband and two children.