Jana Mourad is an economic researcher trained in development studies. She is currently Gender Studies Research Specialist at AiW. Her work at the Institute covers an array of gender issues such as women’s labor force participation, women in prisons, women’s political participation, country gender profiles, equal parental leaves, among others. Prior to joining the AiW, Mourad was a researcher at the American University of Beirut whereby she primarily served on the team organizing and leading UNDP’s project “Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon 2016” and contributed to UNHCR’s project “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees 2015”. She also worked on the economic aspect of the Lebanon Water Project (LWP) “Water Security Analysis for Regional Water Establishments and Litani River Authority” with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. She then took on the position of Economic Researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies where her work spanned multiple developmental areas pertaining to nationals as well as refugees in Lebanon. She contributed to various projects on voter behavior, voter apathy, and vote buying in the 2018 parliamentary elections; development of lagging regions; export promotion; socio-economic assessments of various populations in Lebanon; and the oil and gas sector. Mourad holds a master’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut as well as a BA in Economics from the Lebanese American University.