Ms. Noof Abdulhadi Al-Rakeb is a Senior Research Assistant at the Social & Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI), Qatar University. She joined SESRI in October 2015. Her work includes questionnaire development, data cleaning & analysis using Stata and writing reports.

She obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Qatar University (2007) and Bachelor of Economics & Administration, major in Economics (2002).

She started her career as Economics Researcher at Ministry of Economy and Commerce in 2004 for 4 years. After that she worked at Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) for 7 years and hold supervisory positions as Head of Quality Section then Head of Planning & Projects Section. Her experience in QOC included policies review, procedures development, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) development, strategic planning (Outcome-Based Strategic Planning – OBSP), annual (operational) planning, Project Management and Performance-Based Budgeting.

She delivered number of workshops to build staff capabilities in Project Management, Outcome Based Strategic Planning (OBSP), Key Performance Indicators and Qatar National Vision 2030. She participated with external committees related to strategic planning, such as development of Sports Sector Strategy (2011 – 2016) and evaluation of strategy implementation with Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics (as part of Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2011 – 2016).

Her research interests include applied macroeconomics, econometrics modelling, monetary and fiscal policy, innovation economics and entrepreneurship.

Professional Experience

  • Present2015

    Senior Research Assistant

    Social & Economic Research Survey Institute, Qatar University

  • 20112011

    Administrative Assistant

    Organizing Committee of Arab Games 2011, Doha

  • 20102010

    Member of Sports Sector Strategy (2011 – 2016) Team

    Steering Committee of National Development Strategy (2011 – 2016)

  • 20152008

    Head of Quality Section Then Head of Planning & Projects Section

    Qatar Olympic Committee

  • 20082004

    Economics Researcher

    Ministry of Economy & Commerce


  • M.A 2007

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Qatar University

  • B.A 2002

    Bachelor of Economics & Administration

    Qatar University

  • Major: Economics


  • Microsoft Office Suite, Stata, SPSS, MaxQDA, NVivo, Minitab, E-views, Prezi
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Econometric Modelling & Forecasting
  • Project Management (PMI, PRINCE2)
  • Strategic Planning & Operational Planning (OBSP, Balanced Scorecard)
  • Budget Development
  • Writing Procedures