MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Sevinc Rende

Dr. Rende combines academic research and teaching on gender and social policy with broad practical field experience in international development. From 2006 to 2019, she taught courses on Gender, Labor Markets, Econometrics, International Development, and the political economy of the Middle East. While teaching and publishing, her research focused on social policy, gender equality, labor markets and ethnic conflicts. In 2007 she began consulting for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), serving as policy advisor consultant for poverty reduction until 2018. While serving as a consultant, Dr Rende worked closely with local, national and regional teams in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and in the Middle East. Dr Rende evaluated programs on refugee integration for the ILO in 2019 and 2020 in Turkey. She continues to regularly consult for national and international development agencies.

Doctorate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Current or most recent Employer

Independent Development Consultant

Time in Post - 10

Organisation Type: Consultant/Self-employed

Regional Expertise


Disciplinary or professional background

Development (applied), Economics, Education, Social/Public Policy

Contact Info

90 - 533 - 203- 7148

1 Britton Way, Watervliet 12189 NY US
Social Media (Twitter)

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Poverty or deprivation reduction

Poverty or deprivation measurement

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization)

Public Policy

Gender equality

Social protection

Social security systems

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Work relates to groups

Women ( 6 years )

Refugees ( 2 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement


Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Family policy

Gender equality

Health policy (Including health insurance)

Social care

Social protection

Social safety nets

Social security systems

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Humanitarianism & emergency relief

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Policy Reports

Consultancy Reports