MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Name
Dr. Shana Cohen
Biography

The majority of my work has focused on North Africa, especially Morocco. I have conducted research on the implications of economy policy for social and political identity and on social action. In addition, I have worked with a number of NGOs and community organisations in evaluating their work and improving their services.

Qualifications
Doctorate, University of California Berkeley
Current or most recent Employer

Executive Director (CEO)

Think Tank for Action on Social Change
Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (not for profit)

Regional Expertise

Morocco,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Evaluation research, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy, Sociology

Contact Info

sc736@cam.ac.uk

353833121441

101 Lower Baggot St Dublin 2 Ireland
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality

Poverty or deprivation reduction

Poverty or deprivation measurement

Public Finance

Governance (National)

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization)

Public Policy

Health policy

Social protection

Social safety nets

Labour and employment policies

Social security systems

Taxation

Economic development

Innovative finance (New modalities in financing social sectors e.g. impact bonds)

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 30 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

Inequality

Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Health policy (Including health insurance)

Labour and employment polices

Economic development

Public finance

Engagement

Academic publications
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1468018119839738?journalCode=gspa

Academic conferences

Radio

Policy Reports
Top 10% and social solidarity in Europe (forthcoming) Migrants in low skill work and social inclusion in the EU (forthcoming)

Policy Briefs
For my current position as director of a think tank

Consultancy Reports
Evaluation of citizen engagement in Morocco for the World Bank

Blog(s)
In my current role at TASC