Nejla Ben Mimoune

Research Associate and Programs Manager


Nejla Ben Mimoune is a research associate and programs manager at the Middle East Council on Global Affairs. Previously, she was a research assistant at the Brookings Doha Center, where she examined topics such as economic diversification in the Gulf, youth transition in MENA, and labor market dynamics. She holds a master’s of development economics and works on development issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She has consulted for different international organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UN ESCWA). She contributed to several reports on inequality of opportunity, youth unemployment, and labor market skills needs, among others.


Controversial comments from the President Kais Saied have spotlighted the issue of race in Tunisia, and triggered both attacks on black migrants and citizens and popular backlash. What’s driving the issue and how is it adding to Tunisia’s woes?
Nejla Ben Mimoune
ME Council's experts survey the region’s socio-political and economic landscape and offer their outlooks for the year ahead.
Ranj Alaaldin, Nader S. Kabbani, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Galip Dalay, Faozi Al-Goidi, Adel Abdel Ghafar, Omar H. Rahman
With less than one week left before the start of the tournament, scheduled for November 20 through December 18, 2022, experts from the Middle East Council on Global Affairs reflect below on the various dimensions of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Tarik M. Yousef, Marc Owen Jones, Ranj Alaaldin, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Faozi Al-Goidi, Beverley Milton Edwards, Adel Abdel Ghafar
The month of September ended in tragedy for several families in the small coastal city of Zarzis in southern Tunisia. Around 18 young people went missing during an attempt to reach Europe, believing a tiny boat would carry them to a land of more opportunity. Yet, like many before them, they never reached their destination… Continue reading Why Do Young Tunisians Trust the Sea over Their Country?
Nejla Ben Mimoune