Batoul Al Mehdar joined Access to Knowledge for Development in February 2022 as a senior researcher. Her research interests include digital era governance, empirical methods for policy analysis, behavioral economics and innovation in public services delivery.
Prior to joining, Batoul was Global Partnerships Manager at Riseup and managed the Hajj Hackathon in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She also worked on several research projects at the Department of Political Science in the American University in Cairo.
Batoul graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics in 2020 and holds a BA in Economics and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies.