Dr. Zuri Linetsky Monitoring and Evaluation specialist with 11 years work experience in methodological and technical training, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, as well as team leadership, project and budget management. He has significant regional work experience in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. Zuri has worked extensively in Israel and Palestine as well as in Egypt, Lebanon, South Sudan, Nigeria, Haiti, and Somalia.

At Social Impact Zuri has led data collection for a water sector performance evaluation in Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco. In addition he served as Team Leader on performance evaluations of USAID/Kosovo programming on property rights and gender and the USAID/Haiti Aid for Trade program.

Prior to joining Social Impact, he was an M&E Expert where he led field teams in collecting quantitative and qualitative data in Somalia and Palestine. He also led the research design and survey data collection for an impact evaluation in northeast Nigeria. In Egypt, Dr. Linetsky lead a team of 12 in the production of impact and performance evaluations, with primary source data collection in South Sudan.

For his PhD research Zuri worked throughout Israel and Palestine conducting interviews on Israeli security issues related to Hamas and Hezbollah. Dr. Linetsky holds a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He is fluent in English, Russian, and Hebrew, and has intermediate skills in Spanish, Arabic, and French.