Maria Rhomari

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Policy Manager- Morocco Employment Lab, J-PAL Middle East and North Africa

Maria Rhomari is a Policy Manager at the Morocco Employment Lab where she collaborates with organizations and policy makers to develop evaluation projects and enhance evidence-based policies and programs. Her expertise lies in economic development, with a focus on social protection, labor and employment.

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2023, she worked for several years as an Evaluation Lead and Senior Policy Officer at the Ministries of Labor and Health and Social Affairs in France. Her responsibilities encompassed policy analysis and evaluation, the development and monitoring of social indicators, and engagement in negotiations and representation within international organizations such as the OECD, G7, G20, and the European Union.

Maria is a graduate of Sciences Po Rennes and holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Economics from the University Paris-Dauphine. Her thesis focused on pension reforms in developing countries and extending coverage to informal workers.