Amira El-Mashad

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Senior Research Associate, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Amira Elmashad, is a Senior Research Associate at J-PAL Middle East and North Africa. She works on evaluating the impact of the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity’s program to improve access to nurseries and employment services on mothers' labor market outcomes and early childhood development.

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2022, she worked as an economic analyst in HLB Makary International Consultancy firm and in the Ministry of International Cooperation in Egypt, on projects related to labour market assessments, female labor force participation in the MENA region, financial inclusion and credit digitalization. She also worked as Assistant Lecturer in the British University in Egypt.

Amira holds a Master’s degree in economic development from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Loughborough University in England and the British University in Egypt.