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Representative from Middle East & North Africa

Randa Hamza is a development economist with more than 22 years of experience in planning, designing and evaluating official development assistance (ODA) projects and programs. She holds a Master’s Degree with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude) in Economics in International Development, and has received executive education in Harvard Kennedy School and Clairmont Graduate University in public leadership and development evaluation respectively. She is also an author of several publications in development policy reforms, development partners cooperation strategies, mapping ODA with sustainable development goals (SDGs) and just financing for climate action.

Randa serves currently as the Assistant Minister of International Cooperation in Egypt in charge of Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. In her current capacity, she has successfully mainstreamed and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation standards and practices at the Ministry of International Cooperation, which is the designated entity leading Egypt’s cooperation with all international bilateral and multilateral development partners.

She has successfully led the M&E department to ensuring delivery of timely, credible, and neutral evidence-based recommendations on Egypt’s ODA policies, plans, programs, and projects to improve accountability, transparency, and decision-making, and to ensure the optimal utilization of international development cooperation finance in the country. She inaugurated the first information management system of ODA data in Egypt and worked diligently to train and connect all relevant national entities to the system to enhance accuracy and strengthen cooperation.

First Term of Office expires 31 March 2026

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