Dr. Tamer Qarmout has nearly ten years of experience working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in several management positions. He has expertise in the areas of policy development, strategic planning, management, leadership, institu¬tional reform and capacity development. He has significant program management experience dealing with stakeholders in planning and implementing large programs aimed at building institutional and governance capacities of public and nonprofit organizations. Tamer Qarmout is presently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the International Centre for Northern Governance at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, an MA degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University in the United States, and a BA degree in Finance from Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine. His research focuses on governance, administrative reform, decision-making, foreign aid, and conflict resolution. Among his publications are (coauthored with Daniel Beland): “The Policy of International Aid to the Gaza Strip”, in: Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 4, Summer 2012, pp. 32-47; “Realities of Aid Practices in the Palestinian Territories and Suggested Strategies for Future Interventions”, in: Journal of Peace Building and Development, vol. 3, No. 3 (2007), pp. 88-93.