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Yali Hajhassan

Yali Hajhassan

Qualitative Research Analyst

Yali Hajhassan is a multilingual qualitative researcher with a track record in the field of cash transfer programmes and evaluation projects related to refugees in Turkey and the surrounding region. Drawing from her four-year career as a qualitative researcher, her areas of specialization mainly encompass the collection, coding, and analysis of qualitative data.

Yali served as a qualitative researcher for a UNHCR Iraq project on the reviewing of the targeting approach and re-estimating the Proxy Means Test (PMT) Regression Model for the Multipurpose Cash Assistance Programme. Her involvement extends to the Evaluative Learning Study linked to Phase III of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Assistance for Refugees in Turkey, where she excelled in the desk review phase and qualitative analysis. Furthermore, Yali worked as a field coordinator and qualitative researcher for the Strategic Mid-term Evaluation of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey (2016-2019/2020). In this capacity, she carried out the design and distribution of an impactful online survey, conducted insightful follow-up phone interviews, and actively contributed to field coordination and qualitative data analysis. She has also worked on the ESSN Mid-Term Review 2018/2019 where she provided support in carrying out the qualitative data collection and analysis.

Yali holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from Cumhuriyet University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology at the University of Essex. Fluent in Arabic, English, and Turkish, her linguistic proficiency enhances her ability to engage with diverse communities in her research pursuits.

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