Maria Louise Clausen left PRIO in 2019. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Maria Louise Clausen

Visiting Researcher

Additional positions:

Senior Researcher, DIIS


Monday, 26 Apr 2021

​In our newest MidEast Policy Brief, "Piloting Humanitarian Biometrics in Yemen: Aid Transparency versus Violation of Privacy? ", Maria-Louise Clausen addresses the challenges of using biometrics for the World Food Program's aid distribution in Yemen. She highlights the need for balanced approaches that counter fraud and aid diversion of humanitarian operations, while also safeguarding the privacy of beneficiaries.

Maria-Louise Clausen is a researcher at the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), in Copenhagen. 

Throughout November 2019 she was a visiting researcher at PRIO’s new Humeval project “Yemen in Context”. Maria has a PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University with a thesis on statebuilding in Yemen, and has extensive experience in researching in and on the country. Her research has been published in Third World Quarterly, Small Wars & Insurgencies, The International Spectactor, and many others. 

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