Dr. Talaat Abdel-Malek is the Economic Adviser to the Minister of International Cooperation, and a former Executive Director, Centre for Project Evaluation & Macroeconomic Analysis at the Ministry.
He is also the Co-Chair, OECD/DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness and its Executive Committee, Paris.
He is a former Professor of Development and International Economics at the American University in Cairo, and had assumed professorial positions at several Canadian universities and in the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China.
He was the Founding Director of the University of Calgary International Business Studies Centre (1982-87), established as a joint venture with the business community. He also served as Chief Technical Adviser to a number of UNDP-funded projects with the International Labor Organization in Africa and the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT in Asia, subsequently becoming the Senior Adviser on Training and Educational Institutions at the ITC, Geneva, until he retired in September 1995.
His main interests are international development, trade & investment, and (more recently) aid effectiveness.
His publications include two books on export orientation and Canada's direct investment in Europe, several articles in refereed journals and numerous case studies, in addition to specially-commissioned technical reports.