Khalil Bitar

Doctoral Student (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Visiting address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 84
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy
Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Short Biography

Khalil Bitar is a doctoral candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy under the supervision of Professor Dr. Heike Grimm. He was awarded the DAAD's Graduate School Scholarship in 2015. In his research at the school, Khalil works on investigating the impact of nationalizing monitoring and evaluation systems on governance and public sector administration in conflict-affected and fragile states, focusing on his home-country of Palestine as a case study.

Prior to joining the Willy Brandt School as a doctoral candidate, Khalil studied and worked in Palestine, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Belgium. He studied law, international politics and evaluation. Khalil's main research interests are evaluation, governance and development in conflict-affected and fragile states. He worked as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for several governmental and non-governmental agencies and organisation in Palestine and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. He co-founded the Palestinian Evaluation Association and serves as its president in addition to being board member of the evaluation association of the MENA region, EvalMENA.