Fahad Alsharif

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Dr. Fahad L. Alghalib Alsharif is a Senior Research Fellow at the KFCRIS. He joined the KFCRIS in October 2016. Before joining the KFCRIS, he worked as an independent consultant at various public and private agencies. He obtained his PhD in Political Economy from the University of Exeter, his MSc in Administration specializing in Management from the Lindenwood University (summa cum laude), and his BSc in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. His research interests encompass public policies, labor migration, and the Saudi labor force. Between 2017 and 2018, he conducted a research project entitled "Skill Development and Job Creation in Saudi Arabia: An Assessment of the King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) in Light of the Saudi National Transformation Program" with Abdul Ghaffar Mughal and Ina Ganguli with a research grant provided by the Saudi Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Publications at the KFCRIS

"Kafala Sponsorship Reforms in Saudi Arabia: Converging Toward International Labor Standards," Commentary, 2021. 

"Empowering Women: Educational Programs and Reforms in the New Diversified Saudi Arabian Economy," Dirasat, 2019.

"City of Dreams, Disappointments, and Optimism: The Case of Nine African Undocumented Migrants Communities in the City of Jeddah," Dirasat, 2018.

 

Major Works

"Undocumented Migrants in Saudi Arabia: COVID‐19 and Amnesty Reforms," International Migration, 2021. 

"Migration and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Gulf: A Study of Foreign Expatriate Worker Communities' Coping Attitudes, Practices, and Future Prospects in Dubai and Jeddah," Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2020. (Co-authored with Froilan Malit)

"The G2020 Protocol on Forced Migration: A New Approach to Solve the Burden-Sharing Problem of Forced Migration and Ensure Lives in Safety and Dignity," Saudi T20 Policy Brief, 2020. (Co-authored with Manuel Schubert) 

Calculated Risks, Agonies, and Hopes: A Comparative Case Study of the Yemeni and Filipino Undocumented Migrant Communities in Jeddah,” in Philippe Fargues and Nasra Shah (eds.), Skilful Survivals: Irregular Migration to the Gulf (Cambridge: Gulf Research Center, 2017).