Nigora Isamiddinova the Program Director of the Resilient Livelihoods and Ecosystems program at Data-Pop Alliance.
At DPA, Nigora is leading the programmatic work on the shocks and crises affecting the populations of the Global South and the use of traditional and non-traditional data sources for impact evaluation and designing policy interventions for resilient and inclusive futures. Her work includes COVID-19 socio-economic impact and recovery assessments and research on social protection in Liberia, South Sudan, Togo, Maldives and in the 7 countries of the Western Sahel. She was also responsible for leading the “Leveraging Big Data Sources for COVID-19 Response, Policy Evaluation and Analysis in Lebanon and Jordan” project, which sought to develop analytical approaches, tools, and policy systems to utilize new big data sources in order to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and respond to crisis situations. Prior to that Nigora has researched the effects of climate change on the West African pastoralist populations, the associated rise in conflicts due to changing migration patterns and data analytics tools to inform public policy decision-making.
She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an MPA in Development Practice with specializations in Advanced Economic & Policy Analysis and Management from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Nigora is from Uzbekistan and her professional experiences span five countries across four continents (USA, France, Uzbekistan, Senegal and Tunisia).
Nigora Isamiddinova is the Program Director of the Resilient Livelihoods and Ecosystems program at Data-Pop Alliance. Her work focuses on addressing shocks and crises in the Global South using diverse data sources for impact evaluation and policy design. She has conducted COVID-19 socio-economic impact studies and social protection research in multiple countries, led a big data project for COVID-19 response in Lebanon and Jordan, and examined the effects of climate change on West African pastoralists. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an MPA from Columbia University SIPA. With a diverse background spanning across the USA, France, Uzbekistan, Senegal, and Tunisia, Nigora brings a unique perspective to her role.