Karima Korayem is a Professor of Economics in Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University (Canada). She worked as a consultant to several international, regional, and national organizations. Among them: the UN (WFP, UNDP, UNECA, UNDESA, ESCWA, UNICEF, ILO), the World Bank, the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), the League of Arab States, the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and the National Bank of Egypt. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers.