Salma Shaheen serves as the Country Economist at the IGC Jordan Office, representing the IGC locally and forming links between key local policy makers in government, civil society, and the private sector.
Salma holds an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and BA in Economics from Yale University. Prior to IGC, Salma worked as an Economics Consultant for the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in London where she worked on MENA-based projects in Kuwait and Yemen. Amongst other positions, Salma was a Researcher for the Yale Economics Growth Centre & the Palestine-based development consulting firm Solutions. She was awarded several fellowships to research the Palestinian labor migration into Israel and labor market dynamics in Palestine. Outside work, Salma also serves on the board of Yale Arab Alumni Association and United World Colleges.