Loes Debuysere specialises in the monitoring and evaluation of international development projects and those aimed at social change. In the past, she worked as a researcher at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University and in the foreign policy unit of CEPS, a European think tank. She is a graduate in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She holds a PhD from Ghent University, which focused on gender politics in post-revolutionary Tunisia. She has published in a number of academic journals (Mediterranean Politics; Middle East Law and Governance; Review of African Political Economy; European Foreign Affairs Review).