J-PAL MENA at AUC launches a fellowship programme for young researchers in the development field

Six outstanding young researchers from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been selected by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) MENA office at the American University in Cairo (AUC) to take a Nobel Prize-winning approach to alleviating poverty in the Middle East and North Africa with the support of a new fellowship. With support from Community Jameel and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, the new fellowship supports six scholars this year from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco as they participate in J-PAL programme activities including working on a randomised evaluation, with mentorship and guidance from J-PAL affiliated professors, becoming a member of the worldwide J-PAL fellowship network, enrolling in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MicroMasters programme in data, economics and development policy, attending training sessions and workshops from J-PAL MENA staff and presenting in J-PAL MENA policy events in the region.


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