Research Associate, J-PAL Africa


Aliya is a Research Associate at J-PAL Africa based in Johannesburg, where she collaborates with Professor Kate Orkin from the MBRG. Her work focuses on different types of interventions to address youth unemployment in South Africa. She holds an Erasmus Mundus Masters in Economic Policies for the Global Transition (EPOG+), jointly completed at Sorbonne University, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Turin, and SOAS. Prior to this, she completed an honours degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Before joining J-PAL Africa, Aliya worked as a research assistant at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) and the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ). Her research interests include development, inequality, labour, and social protection.