Policy analysis, research and writing

I have a strong track record when it comes to technical writing, policy analysis and policy influencing, especially in relation to Afghanistan, counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics policy. I have conducted field research in Afghanistan, Colombia and Turkey, and have worked on policy analysis and research projects in 26 different countries. In addition to the issue areas mentioned above, I have worked on human security (Colombia); public diplomacy and Women, Peace and Security (Afghanistan); and citizen-state engagement and inclusive governance (Afghanistan and Pakistan).

Specific services I can provide to your organization:

  • Written commentaries, opinion pieces and policy analysis;
  • (Technical) research reports and policy briefs;
  • Moderation of (online) events;
  • Field research.


Fund-raising, project support and programme development

I have successfully developed new programmes and raised funds in competitive Calls for Tenders, including with the European Commission, the US Government, the Netherlands´ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.

Specific services I can provide to your organization:

  • Drafting of concept notes and project proposals;
  • Workshops to design Theories of Change and develop project ideas;
  • Hands-on project support to strengthen influencing (advocacy) components of projects and programmes;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning of projects and programmes.