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Özsel Beleli, Ph.D.

Özsel Beleli, Ph.D.

Social Policy Researcher, Senior Research Associate

Dr. Özsel Beleli’s research interests include early childhood development, primary education, violence against children, good governance, public administration reform, organisational analysis, and qualitative research methods. Özsel is an expert on early childhood development and basic education policy with over 15 years of experience in evidence creation, program management, advocacy, and policy-making in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Her extensive experience includes providing research and analysis services to international organisations such as UNICEF, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services. Özsel has also held staff positions at esteemed institutions, including the European Commission, Istanbul Policy Center, Search for Common Ground, and the Regional Development Agency in Turkey.

Dr. Özsel Beleli obtained her PhD degree in Social Policy at the University of Oxford. She holds a dual Master’s degree in public policy in international development and urban planning from Princeton University.

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