Sanaâ Abed joined UNRISD in May 2006 to work with Naren Prasad on his research programs Market, Business and Regulation, and Social Policy and Development. She focused on privatisation and social policies in the education sector in developing countries.
Sanaâ holds a Masters degree in International Relations from the University Panthéon- Assas Paris II (Paris - France). At the time of leaving UNRISD Sanaâ was pursuing a Ph.D. in Economic Science. Her Thesis examined the “Contributions and particularities of francophone analysis on economic development and globalisation”.