University at Albany

Mohammad O. Abbadi, MPA ’08

Rockefeller College Young Alumnus Award

Gender and Economy Specialist
Bureau for Development Policy
United Nations Development Programme

Mohammad Abbadi was recently promoted to Gender and Economy Specialist and Leadership Development Programme (LEAD) entrant for the Bureau for Development Policy with the United Nations Development Programme, Gender Team. His main areas of work are poverty reduction strategies and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through two major service delivery focus areas: 1) UNDP’s innovative Global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI), a comprehensive capacity development and policy advisory services programme to accelerate achievement of the MDGs by increasing gender equity and efficiency of economic policies and development strategies, and 2) Advisory services to address the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on poor women, men, girls and boys.

Prior to working for the United Nations, Mr. Abbadi worked as an economic advisor to the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Hampshire College in Massachusetts.