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Dorra Abidi

Dorra is a specialist in enterprise upgrading and economic development. From 2012 to 2017, she worked on a World Bank project and several USAID assistance programs in MENA and Asia assessing the business environment and supporting private sector growth. She interacted with key national stakeholders to develop solutions and planning to raise private sector competitiveness and employment. She also worked closely with enterprise managers to ascertain their objectives, and then worked assiduously to deliver top-notch technical assistance, often achieving a breakthrough that leads to higher quality products, greater competitiveness and market and employment expansion. She has worked in industries as diverse as agro-food, apparel, and electronics, automotive and healthcare.

As a capstone to her experience within USAID Tunisia, she represented the project at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, where she mentored two Tunisian entrepreneurs for the Women Entrepreneurship Competition and met Vice President Biden. In 2016, she received FHI 360 Talent Cloud Program Award. Her professional and associative experience allowed her to put in practice the skills that she learned as well as to develop her analytical capacity, her sense of responsibility and her organizational skills.

Dorra received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Management and Strategy at the
Institute of Advanced Business Studies, Carthage Tunisia (IHEC). She is completing
her Ph.D., majoring in Strategic Management in Osaka University, on a scholarship from the Japanese government.

Expérience professionnelle

Private Sector Development Consultant

Anteja ECG – World Bank “Let’s Work” Project

Jul. 2017 - Nov. 2017
The World Bank is implementing a survey of 2 value chains (aromatic and medicinal plants; olive oil) with 1,100 qualitative interviews, 60 qualitative interviews and 6 focus groups. Contribute to the qualitative work, conducting 20 semi-structured interviews and conducting 6 focus groups, responsible for identifying participants, logistics and set-up, developing questionnaires, conducting interviews, and supervising transcriptions), Contribute to the final report and provide final inputs and comments on the final report and Benchmarking the analyzed value chains against ideal value chains in other countries.

Private Sector Development Consultant

Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) – USA & MENA

Jan. 2017 - Oct. 2017
Develop private sector growth technical approach (Tunisia and Lebanon), Support new business team on the proposal process and prepare proposal budget and M&E plan, Conduct research on SMEs growth, workforce development and its link to performance and productivity (Tunisia and Lebanon), Train USAID Indonesia workforce project team and local stakeholders on collaborative strategic planning best practices, Develop analysis of Tunisia and Morocco economic position and strategy, Assess USAID workforce project in Jordan and develop a new vision and work approach to upgrade the project’s services and Engage and develop partnerships with local stakeholders in Tunisia and Lebanon.

Business Development Consultant

USAID- African Union Partnership Project, FHI360 - Tunisia

Sep. 2015 - Nov. 2016
The AUP conducted a number of youth employment and labor market country case studies including Tunisia.

Private Sector Development Specialist

Pragma Corporation- USAID- Business Reform and Competitiveness Project Tunisia

Apr. 2014 - Apr. 2015
The BRCP provides assistance on the private sector to continue the economic development and become a catalyst for accelerated business reform, private sector growth and job creation. The project follows a value chain approach to increase the competitiveness of firms (including tourism, olive oil production, light manufacturing, automotive parts, etc.) in domestic and foreign markets.

Business Development Consultant

USAID Competitiveness Project - Tunisia

Dec. 2012 - Sep. 2013
The USAID Tunisia Competitiveness Project aimed to promote the development of the private sector using a three pronged approach: to expand employment, develop and link international market opportunities and create company competitive advantages, while improving ICT workforce skills and reducing legal/regulatory constraints


PhD in Strategic Management

Osaka University, Japan

2015 - 2018

Management and Strategy Master's Degree

Institute of Advanced Business Studies (IHEC Carthage)

2011 - 2014

Advanced Business Studies Bachelor's Degree

IHEC Carthage

2008 - 2011

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