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shadwa Esmat

Shadwa Esmat

Dr. Shadwa Esmat- Program Director of Economics and political science program


Dr. Shadwa Esmat is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Faculty of Economics & Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University, where she obtained her Ph.D. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for her Ph.D. research and served as a Visiting-Scholar at George Washington University, United States in 2013. Dr. Esmat earned her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Korea Development Institute (KDI), School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea. In addition, she was awarded two fellowships from the Japan Foundation to participate in the Middle East Group Study Program in 2009 and 2017.She is an academic reviewer in highly ranked scientific journals. Dr.Shadwa has wide administrative experiences like developing and updating bylaws, academic advising for students, and quality assurance. She also worked as a part time Assistant professor at different private universities


  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Public Policy

Area of Research

  • Digitalization, Innovation, Public Policy, Accountability, Anti-corruption, Governance, Organizational Culture, Strategic Management, and Human Resource Management.


  • Senior National Expert, in the field of Public Management, worked under the project: "Support to Public Administration Reform & Local Development in Egypt" signed between Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG) Netherlands, and École nationale d'administration (ENA) France, and European Union Delegation to Egypt -July 2018
  • Senior Researcher, Egypt’s Decentralization Initiative (EDI), a USAID financed project. 2012

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor- Program Director of Business Administration Program (ASU-GU Dual Program)

Awards& Honourable Mentions

  • Research Award: Her co-authored research won the First rank in the Digital Transformation pillar, at Quality-of-Life Conference, organized by Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Muassast Misr for Health & Sustainable Development, 27th-3-2022. Research titled: “Willingness to Pay for Digital Government Services in Egypt: A Contingent Valuation Analysis for Electricity meter case study”.

Academic Awards: Rewarded Two Certificates of Academic Excellence “Dean’s List with Distinction” in Spring and Summer semesters, KDI School, Korea