AbdelRahman Nagy

Senior Policy and Research Manager, MENA Initiative

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, adult literacy, microlending, and e-learning. In this role, he manages 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 as an Educational Environment Department Manager with the Misr El Kheir Foundation where he was responsible for managing projects aimed at enhancing the life of school children by improving gender equality, advancing transparency, and advocating for a rights-based approach in enhancing education policy in Egypt. 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 Masters in quality and statistical control, 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.