Heba Elsahn

Heba El-Sahn

Policy Manager, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Heba Elsahn is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Middle East and North Africa where she works on policy outreach, evidence dissemination, and surfacing research opportunities for randomized evaluations in the MENA region. She is the sector specialist for the Agriculture and the Environment, Energy, and Climate Change (E2C2) sectors and is currently leading on the development of the Air and Water Lab in Egypt. 

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2021, Heba worked as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Egypt. Heba also worked as a Social Development Specialist at EcoConServ, a consultancy firm specialized in providing solutions for environmental and social challenges, where she prepared and submitted social assessments and proposals to international financial institutions. 

Heba holds an MSc in Research for International Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a BA in Political Science from The American University in Cairo.