DEDP alumni spotlight: Pursuing research around the world while staying connected to the J-PAL community
Graduates of the inaugural Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) programme set up by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) are well on their way to realising their post-graduation endeavours to alleviate global poverty through their work in government, nonprofits, international organisations and research. In this DEDP alumni spotlight, Nouf Abushehab and Brian Daza offer their reflections on the DEDP programme and their current work. Nouf (DEDP 2020), a PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, credits the DEDP programme with helping her transition from her previous work in her home country with the Economic & Social Council of Jordan into development research. Her goal is to contribute to expanding the use of research and evidence in Jordan and the Middle East, and was recently selected for the first cohort of the J-PAL Middle East and North Africa Scholars Fellowship, which supports early career researchers looking to work on randomised evaluations in the region with mentorship from J-PAL affiliates.