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Arne Strand

Senior Researcher

I’ve been involved with U4 for many years, and served as U4 director from 2016 through 2021. I am a Senior Researcher and have been the Deputy Director at CMI – the institute where U4 has its home.

On the research-side, I’m a political scientist. In my PhD in post-war recovery studies I analysed coordination of humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies. My research interests include aid coordination, forced migration and reintegration, peace-building and security sector reform, and corruption risks in humanitarian and development assistance.

My work experience includes leading several evaluation teams and research programmes, many in and on Afghanistan. I have extensive management experience from NGOs and research institutes. For example, I’ve helped develop management and professional capacities of Afghan NGOs and peace-building organisations.

You can see all my publications on the CMI profile page.