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Mitch Rakusin | RTI

Mitch Rakusin

Senior Education Research Analyst


MPA, North Carolina State University
MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University School of International Service
BA, International Studies (French Minor), American University School of International Service

Mitch Rakusin has worked at the intersection of results-based management, data and information systems, and education development for over 15 years, supporting and leading projects and proposals in a variety of technical leadership roles.  

Mr. Rakusin is a skilled project manager and expert in monitoring and evaluation of USAID projects. He has a successful track record working closely with government counterparts in politically sensitive environments, leading education sector assessments, large-scale survey research initiatives, collaborative learning and adaptation processes, and education management information systems (EMIS) interventions.  He has published and presented on topics ranging from school leadership, classroom-based assessment, enhancing education sector planning and budgeting processes, and strategies to promote data for decision-making, decentralized governance, and accountability.  

Mr. Rakusin has lived and worked in over 20 countries, including in South and East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a member of the Comparative International Education Society. 

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