Shamel Azmeh

Shamel Azmeh

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Overview

I am a lecturer in international development in the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester. I am interested in issues around international political economy, international trade policy, global value chains, digital trade, and labour, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region. I have previously worked at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath (2016-2018) and the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2014-2016). I am a visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre at LSE where I lead a project on global value chains linking the North Africa region with the EU. I have a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Damascus, a masters degree in globalisation and development from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in international development from the University of Manchester. I have advised a number of international organisations such as UNIDO, UNECA, the OECD, and contributed to policy debates at the WTO.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute

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