I’ve been involved with U4 for many years – currently as director since 2016. I’m 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.
13 Jun 2019
How artificial intelligence may advance anti-corruption efforts through improved detection. Avoiding corruption-prone procedures with novel processes.
28 Apr 2019
Despite adopting an anti-corruption strategy and reforms to Afghanistan’s legal code, gaps remain in the institutional framework and lack of enforcement continues to be a barrier to state-building and reduces development impact.
27 Jan 2019
Bilateral donors increasingly channel aid through several complex multi-partner funds. This provides new options for reaching targets, but also poses risks that donors may not fully grasp.
13 Jan 2019
Disclosing information on corruption cases can play an important role in donors’ integrity management systems to prevent, deter and sanction fraud and corruption in the use of development assistance f...