Towards an evidence-informed development agenda for Egypt: Fostering government-research partnerships

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J-PAL MENA at AUC and UNICEF Egypt will co-host a roundtable discussion on Monday, November 15, titled “Towards an evidence-informed development agenda for Egypt: Fostering government-research partnerships.” The roundtable will aim to identify top development priorities in Egypt where evidence is most needed. Participants in the roundtable will include key officials from entities across the Government of Egypt, who will be invited to highlight their policy priorities and knowledge gaps where evidence can help strengthen decision-making processes. The priorities discussed in this dialogue will shape the topics for the seminars J-PAL MENA at AUC and UNICEF Egypt will co- host over the coming year to ensure their close alignment with the Government of Egypt’s current agenda.

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The roundtable is part of J-PAL MENA and UNICEF Egypt’s Global Evidence for Egypt Spotlight Seminar Series, which is a partnership that fosters a dialogue among Egyptian policymakers, development practitioners, and J-PAL affiliated researchers on timely policy priorities in Egypt using rigorous evidence. Over the past two years, J-PAL MENA and UNICEF Egypt held four seminars/webinars to encourage dialogue on how global evidence from randomized evaluations can help inform decisions around overcoming youth unemployment, strengthening the Egyptian education system, designing adaptive social assistance programs to respond to large external shocks, and shifting social and gender norms to improve the status of girls and women in Egypt.



H. E. Dr. Nevine El-Kabbag
Minister of Social Solidarity in Egypt

Rema Hanna
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies at Harvard University and J-PAL Southeast Asia Co-Scientific Director (virtual)

Jeremy Hopkins
UNICEF Representative in Egypt

Dr. Samer Atallah
Associate Dean, AUC School of Business

Alison Fahey
Executive Director of J-PAL MENA (moderator)


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This event is made possible with support by Allianz.