Rym Kaki, Ph.D. – USC Faculty Instructor

Dr. Rym Kaki’s teaching and research foci pertain to human behavior in public and non-profit organizations, development NGOs’ project design and evaluation, comparative public policy analysis, international development administration and social finance innovations as applied to urban poverty reduction policy. She hails from the global social finance and micro-enterprise development professions where she worked in strategic management, research and development, program evaluation and social impact assessment. She brings extensive practical experience in designing and evaluating financial and non-financial solutions to support community-oriented economic empowerment and financial inclusion, with global consultancy assignments taking her to the North Africa, Middle East and South Asia regions.

She is currently a board member of the Section on International and Comparative Public Administration (SICA) at the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). In 2018, she has co-founded the new Section on African Public Administration (SAPA) at ASPA, bringing together American, diaspora and global scholars and practitioners with a commitment to advance the science, processes and art of public administration on the African continent.

Dr. Kaki was a Fulbright scholar, a Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of International Education at the South Mediterranean University. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Governance and Management at the Price School. She holds an M.A. in International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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