Associate Director of Research, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa
Abdelrahman Nagy is a Senior Policy and Research Manager with J-PAL Global and is based in Cairo, Egypt. He is working on various research projects focusing on improving small and medium business’ access to export markets and market information, youth employment, female labor force participation, job attributes, improving teaching quality, and microlending. In this role, he manages J-PAL's office in Egypt, research projects and works to establish research and policy partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Abdelrahman also conducts outreach with policymakers to disseminate evidence from J-PAL evaluations. Abdelrahman has worked with various development organizations for almost fifteen years, including many international and local NGOs. Most recently, he co-founded and served on the board of the Arab Foundation of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality, which works on accountability and advocacy, as well as the El Haya Erada Foundation, which supports marginalized women.
Before joining J-PAL, AbdelRahman worked with several international and Egyptian organizations such as Misr El Kheir Foundation, Save the Children, Span Consultancy and others. He also worked as a Research Manager in a project funded by the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) from 2009 to 2015. Abdelrahman holds a Master of International and Comparative Education with Policy concentration from the American University in Cairo, Master’s in quality and Statistical Control from Cairo University, postgraduate diplomas in Public Policy, Child Rights, and Economics from Cairo University, and has received a Community Development Leaders fellowship from the State Department to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.