The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab fellowship programme for young researchers in the field of development

Six young researchers from Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco were announced as the first cohort to participate in the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA) MENA Scholars Fellowship programme. Based at the American University in Cairo, J-PAL MENA, with the support of Community Jameel and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, will provide scholars with a two-year stipend to support them while working on a randomised evaluation, with mentorship and guidance from J-PAL affiliated professors, 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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