UNICEF/J-PAL MENA's conference on “Using Evidence to Inform Decision-Making in Egypt”

The Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA) and UNICEF, supported by Allianz, hosted a conference entitled 'Global Evidence for Egypt: Using Evidence to Inform Decision-Making in Egypt.' The conference featured a series of panels focused on generating data for use in informing policy and using randomised evaluations to support women's empowerment, financial inclusion and rural development. The conference was attended by high-level representatives from Egypt's Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood.

Alison Fahey, executive directory, J-PAL MENA spoke at the event, saying, "We are glad to share insights from J-PAL’s evidence base because lessons from rigorous research can help government, NGOs, and the private sector to design and deliver effective development programs. Our Global Evidence for Egypt partnership with UNICEF has disseminated evidence from randomized evaluations that is relevant to the Government of Egypt’s key initiatives across multiple sectors. Today, we’re happy to bring lessons in health, social protection, gender, and financial inclusion together with efforts led by our partners in MPED, MoSS, NCW, MSMEDA, and NCCM, and we hope that today's discussions will surface opportunities for evidence to inform poverty reduction policies in Egypt."


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