Dr.Heba Nassar received her Ph.D. in Economics from Cairo University in 1983, through the channel system with Cologne University. She is a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. She joined SRC as Associate Research Professor in 1993. She has also taught at the Cairo Demographic Center and the Department of Economics at AUC. She has acted as a consultant for WHO, UNFPA, UNESCWA, UNICEF, and the Ministries of Health in Egypt, Kuwait and Bahrain, the Center for Human Services, USAID, Petrich Associates and the Netherlands Cooperation Programme. Her research interests include human resource development, gender, migration and economic integration.