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Sinan Hatik

Sinan Hatik

Senior Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA)


MA, International Development Studies, George Washington University
MA, Social & Public Policy, University of Leeds
BS, International Relations, Middle East Technical University

Sinan Hatik serves as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning, and Adapting (MERLA) specialist in RTI's MERLA Unit, under the International Development Group. Mr. Hatik has more than 8 years of professional experience in research, analysis, and relationship building. He has led complex research, assessments, and surveys relating to market systems, value chains, formal and informal institutional capacity development, and agriculture and food security. He also writes Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activity plans and provides MERLA support across different projects funded by the USAID, the private sector, and the U.S. Department of State. 

Before joining RTI, Mr. Hatik worked as a consultant for the World Bank and helped lead operations of a large-scale lending initiative. Previously he served as an External Relations Specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Turkey. He also conducted technical research in food policy and agriculture for Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development, OECD, FAO, and analyzed qualitative data for RTI through consultancies. He speaks Turkish and has attained upper-intermediate level of competency in French.

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