Hussein Al Talafha is the Deputy Director General of the Arab Planning Institute based in Kuwait.

Al Talafha is a professor of Economics at Yarmouk University - Jordan and Qatar University.
He was the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Yarmouk University and the dean of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. He has participated in many studies and consultations and has many researches and studies published in scientific, international and regional periodicals.

He holds a PhD and MA in Economics from Syracuse University in the USA. He also holds a BA in Economics from the University of Jordan.