To Excel is a leading Jordanian socio-economic and development consultancy

Working across the Middle East region, we have an outstanding reputation for providing expert, tailored consultancy services.

With over 10 years of experience, we provide services and support in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, situation analyses, capacity building, strategic planning and socio-economic development and recovery. Our work is underpinned by the principles of integrity, professionalism, commitment and creativity upon which the company was founded.

As well as our team of in-house experts, we have a broad network of associates with whom we work in order to provide high quality results at competitive prices. Through our work, we aim to contribute to the shaping of policy and practice in the social, economic and development sectors, and to support the facilitation of regional capacity building. 

Along with representatives from the private sector, To Excel is a founding partner, of Global Compact Local Network in Jordan which was launched in 2007 in cooperation with UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International with the aim to increase the role of private sector and civil society organizations in collectively addressing issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Click here to learn more about Global Contact.



Our mission is to support sustainability and empower economic and human development in Jordan and the MENA region by providing
  • evidence-based analysis
  • tailored impact assessment and M&E system design services
  • policy research in socio-economic and development issues.


The leading socio-economic consulting firm in providing high quality and practical development solutions throughout Jordan and the wider MENA region.

We believe that rigorous and ethically grounded research is the bedrock on which successful business and donor programming is based. We uphold the highest ethical standards in our research methodologies, in our recruitment and employment of staff, and through our interactions with thee  communities in which we engage. Through our commitment to collaboration, transparency and trust, we ensure that both clients and communities seek to benefit from our work, and that it makes a wider contribution to sustainable development.

Core values:

  • Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Continuous learning
  • Accountability

Our Team

We have a highly skilled team of consultants with a wealth of experience across a wide range of subject areas, as well as a broad network of associates on which we can draw for expertise in other areas.

  • Founding Partner

    Nesreen Barakat

    Nesreen is the Founding Partner of To Excel and a senior strategic analyst and monitoring & evaluation expert.
  • Chief Economist 

    Rani Khoury

    Rani is an economist and development professional, specialising in Economics of the Middle East.
  • Business Strategist Partner

    Zeina Al-Aqaileh

    Zeina is an industrial engineer and management consultant primarily focusing on ideas and programs development, feasibility study, strategic planning and M&E.
  • Researcher

    Karim Merhej

    Karim Merhej is a researcher specialized in the socioeconomic and political affairs of the Middle East 

  • Dr. Ibrahim Saif

    Dr. Ibrahim is a senior advisor in the fields of economics and energy. .


  • Researcher

    Maya Hammad

    Maya Hammad is an International Relations researcher specialising in the Middle East, development, and international human rights law.