Kawthar Dara is currently the project manager of a World-Bank- funded project at the Ministry of Finance- Emergency Fiscal Management Implementation Support project (EFMIS), which is a technical assistance project to advance reforms in the areas of macro-fiscal analysis, public expenditure management, debt management and donor coordination. Prior to this position, Ms. Dara worked for several UNDP Project Implementation Units, as a manager for the Support to the achievement of MDGs project (UNDP-CDR joint project), and as a public finance coordinator at the Ministry of Finance. Ms Dara. worked for more than 10 years as a Senior Researcher at the Consultation and Research Institute, a major research company based in Beirut.