Farah Choucair is the Project Manager of the Arab Development Portal, a joint initiative between the UNDP – Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions (CG), the OPEC Fund for International Development and the Islamic Development Bank. She has been managing the Portal since its inception phase and has led its conceptualization and development since 2012. The Portal currently acts a mediator between data producers and data users with the aim to encourage the consumption of official statistics in the Arab region as a mean to enhance informed public debate around development issues.
Mrs. Choucair has also led the development of the first regional SDGs tracking tool. An economist by training with an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies -University of London, Mrs. Choucair has more than twelve years of experience working with leading research centers and development agencies. She has been affiliated with UNDP since 2010 working on different projects related to economics, governance and social cohesion. She has also served as a technical advisor to the Lebanese Minister of Finance.