Noura manages projects in support of strategic planning at the Foundation, as well as evaluation and learning projects within the Youth Livelihoods and Education and Learning portfolios. She brings 10 years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and applied research with a focus on economic development. Before joining the Mastercard Foundation, she was the Policy Program Manager at a social initiative that connects young people to economic opportunities across the Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to that, she was a Researcher with the International Labour Organization’s Regional Office for Arab States. Noura holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut.