Dr Lenka Beňová is a quantitative social scientist with training in management, economics, Middle East studies and demography. Lenka leads the SAGE project. Previously, she headed operations in a start-up company in eldercare in the United States and worked as project coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières in Nigeria, the West Bank and South Sudan. Lenka has a keen interest in maternal health research and evaluation in low- and middle-income countries.
She was responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of the health pillar of a conditional cash transfer program in Egypt between 2008 and 2010. Lenka holds an MA in Middle East studies (American University in Cairo), an MSc in Demography and Health (LSHTM) and a PhD in Population Health (LSHTM).