PITAPOLICY represents the Politics, Interests, Technology, and Analysis of the Middle East & North African region—what I would like to call: the “pita-consuming” region because pita bread is the most commonly shared commodity. Breaking bread, hence sharing a meal with anyone, symbolizes the conscious and informal way of engaging in respectful conversation. Moreover, if one can “break bread” with another, they have taken the first step towards engagement, and building more concretely upon that diplomacy. Pita bread operates as the common denominator that links the various cultures in that region–from Morocco to Pakistan–in reflecting upon dynamics and anticipating trends in the region.
PITAPOLICY Consulting combines 4 years of federal experience with 5 years of development experience to work with clients (organizations, academics, and activists) in providing informed analysis and advising in a variety of issue areas related to political economy. PITAPOLICY focuses on international development; research & writing, such as formulating policy papers; program evaluation; and survey design. Issue areas of focus for the MENA region include:
Human Development (Indicators, Social Entrepreneurship)
Institutional Development & Civil Society (Transparency)
Economic Development (Resource Management)
Political Participation & Civic Engagement (Strategy, Organizing, Elections)
Monitoring & Evaluation (Assessment, Metrics, Survey Design)