Ahmed M. Musa left PRIO in 2024. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Ahmed M. Musa

Ahmed M. Musa

Email: ahmmus@prio.org

Mobile phone: +252634416559

X: @ahmedmmusa3

Interests and experience

  • Humanitarian assistance in complex crises
  • Informal institutions
  • Governance of economic hubs and corridors
  • Political economy

Ahmed M. Musa is a senior researcher taking part in PRIO's 'holding aid accountable: relational humanitarianism in protracted crisis (AidAccount)' project. He completed postdoctoral research on 'diaspora humanitarianism in complex crises (D-HUM)'. From 2016 to 2019, Ahmed participated in the research project 'governing economic hubs and flows Somali East Africa (GOVSEA) as a doctoral researcher. Between 2013 and 2016, Ahmed was the Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP)'s head of the Research and Data Analysis Department. Ahmed also researches the interconnection between trade and state-building in fragile contexts. Ahmed has a wide range of publications, including journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs, working papers and blog posts. His recent publications include 'Revenues on the hoof: livestock trade, taxation and state-making in the Somali territories. Journal of Eastern African Studies 13(3):1-20. Ahmed is also a research fellow at the LSE's Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) and the Somali Public Agenda (SPA), and a frequent Rift Valley Institute (RVI) collaborator.

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