Tin Hinane El Kadi

Tin Hinane El Kadi

PhD Student

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Political Economy of Development, Digital Divide, China in Africa/MENA

About me

Tin Hinane El Kadi researches the developmental implications of China's Digital Silk Road in North Africa. Using mixed methods, her PhD looks at how the expansion of Chinese digital capital shapes opportunities for technological upgrading in Egypt and Algeria. It also investigates what the increased presence of Chinese digital firms in the ICT ecosystems of host countries means for technological standard diffusion.

Before starting her PhD, Tin Hinane was part of a research team working on questions relating to North-South knowledge production, and data-driven innovations at the LSE. She consulted for several agencies, including the World Bank, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Carnegie Endowment, and the Real Instituto Elcano. She is currently an associate fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.

Awarded a Chevening Scholar, Tin Hinane completed an MSc in Development Studies at the LSE. She also holds a BA in Politics from SOAS, University of London. She is the author of several book chapters, journal articles and opinion pieces.

Expertise Details

Political Economy of Development; Digital Divide; Technology Transfers; Innovation Policy; China in Africa/MENA