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Samia Melhem

Global lead on Digital Development at World Bank

Areas of expertise

  • • Broadband and Telecom policy
  • • Digital government
  • • ICT industry and private sector development
  • She holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (BS), Computer Sciences (MS) and Finance (MBA)

Major works

Information and Communication Technologies for Women's Socioeconomic Empowerment
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5935 Computerizing Tax and Customs Administrations
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11419 Information and Communication Technologies for Women's Socioeconomic Empowerment
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5935

About Me

Samia Melhem is the Global lead on Digital Development at the World Bank’s Transport and ICT Global Practice. Her responsibilities include project management for investment operations advisory services, capacity building, and knowledge sharing. She has managed multiple digital government projects around the world (Rwanda, Egypt, Philippines, Burkina Faso and other countries) in digital transformation investment operations and has worked as integrator and coordinator of Africa and MNA portfolio. She has managed the production of global knowledge goods and toolkits on Digital government, electronic procurement, cloud computing, entrepreneurship and innovation, open data, open source, telecoms policy reform and gender inclusion.

Courses and Programs taught by Samia Melhem