Rym Kaki


Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor


Rym Kaki, Ph.D. teaches courses in international development administration, social finance and global poverty reduction, international development NGOs, public policy and planning analysis, and organization behavior at the Price School of Public Policy. Dr. Kaki has extensive experience in the field of international assistance and development program administration, in particular in the area of microfinance and small-business development. Previous positions include: Microfinance Program Evaluation Consultant for the North Africa region; Director of Research and Development at ENDA, a Tunisia-based international microfinance institution. As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Kaki developed a professional interest in international graduate education program benchmarking and the emergence of international academic hubs.

In her dual capacity as Director of International Programs at the South Mediterranean University (SMU) and Faculty member at SMU Business School, Dr. Kaki designed study abroad and exchange programs in an effort to forge US-MENA university alliances. Her teaching and research foci are: institutional economics; business and public partnerships in local economic development, international development and assistance, microfinance and small-business development, economies of the MENA region.

In IPPAM, Dr. Kaki teaches the core policy course, International Public Policy and Management Seminar and supervises students on their final Masters Research project addressinga variety of international policy, planning and development issues.