MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Dr. Shireen Assaf

Over 15 years of experience in research and applied statistics. Strong statistical analysis skills of complex survey data from several countries and many years of international program experience. Lead in several research reports, projects, and analytical workshops annually. Research interests include global health, reproductive health, maternal health, demography, child health, and nutrition.

Doctorate, University of Padua, Italy
Current or most recent Employer

Senior Research and Data Analysis Manager

ICF - The demographic and health survey program (DHS Program)
Time in Post - 5

Organisation Type: Consultancy and research - including think-tanks (private sector)

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Yemen,

Disciplinary or professional background

Development (applied), Health/Medicine, Social/Public Policy, Other

Contact Info

Rockville, MD
Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 10 years )

Poverty or deprivation measurement ( 5 years )

Gender equality

Work relates to groups

Children ( 5 years )

Youth ( 2 years )


Refugees ( 2 years )

displaced ( 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

Poverty/deprivation reduction

Poverty/deprivation measurement


Gender equality

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Social Media