NEEMSIS scientific coordinator
Christophe Jalil Nordman is Senior Research Fellow (Directeur de Recherche) at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), and is currently assigned to IFP (Pondicherry, India) and DIAL (Paris, France). He holds a PhD in development economics from University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has an expertise in socio-economic data collection and analysis, especially household and firm level data. His research focuses on the formation of labour earnings, skills and social networks, discrimination, employment and household vulnerabilities, and the labour consequences of migrations. His former regional focus was North and West Africa, Madagascar, Vietnam and Bangladesh, where he has acquired over the years an extensive field experience, set up research networks and conducted numerous research projects.
He is currently in charge of the NEEMSIS data collection within the Social Sciences Department at IFP, under the programme LAKSMI (LAbour, sKills, Social networks and Mobilities in India), partly financed by the Indo-European CHALLINEQ project on “Challenging Inequalities”.