Deputy Director of J-PAL Europe, Paris, FR.
In this presentation, Ilf Bencheikh will detail the importance of rigorous impact evaluation methods to assess the true effect of nutrition programs.
Once presented the methodological challenges, he will share the results of studies run by J-PAL researchers in the nutrition field, mostly in India and China. The learnings that will be drawn will be about the positive impact of well-conceived nutrition programs, but also about the right incentives to reach behavioral change. Scientific impact evaluation is a powerful tool to understand how people really behave and which are the best ways to help them improve their lives.
Ilf bencheikh holds a Masters Degree in Political Studies from Paris Institute of Political Studies and a Master Degree in International Cooperation and Development Issues from Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has 15 years of working experience in various countries (Lebanon, Vietnam, Cambodia, Romania, France) and various types of working structures (French Cooperation, French-speaking Universities Agency, J-PAL).
Ilf joined J-PAL in 2011 as the Deputy Director of the Europe office. He manages the administrative structure, serves as a resource for researchers and research teams, and helps to disseminate results to policymakers and the media. He is in charge of the training activities in Europe and Francophone Africa. He teaches a course on randomized impact evaluations at Paris Institute of Political Studies.