Professor Abdellatif Bouazza obtained his PhD in economics and management from Mohammed V University of Rabat, where he is currently a professor of economics, social policy, and social development. He is also the director of the Moroccan Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEA). He has also participated in high-level training courses in prestigious universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, where he obtained a "Certificate in Social Policy Evaluation" in 2009. He also has a certificate in Leadership from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the UK.
Between 2006 and 2016, Professor Bouazza held senior positions in the Moroccan State, respectively as Director of Social Development at the Ministry of Solidarity, Family, Women and Social Development (2006-2014), and Director of the Social Development Agency (ADS), which is a public institution whose mission is to reduce poverty and social exclusion through the implementation of projects and programs for the socio-economic integration of disadvantaged populations.
Professor Bouazza is a founding member of CIRPEC, an interdisciplinary research center for performance and competitiveness under the auspices of Mohammed V University of Rabat.
He is also a member of several organizations and associations including the American Evaluation Association, the Moroccan Evaluation Association, the French Association of Economic Science, the Moroccan Medical and Solidarity Association, and the Moroccan Association for Management Science.