Ajmal Abdulsamad

Ajmal received his M.A. in International Development Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. He has over nine years of international development experience working for various International Development Organizations and the United Nations. His experience includes extensive work in program management and research in international development. Ajmal’s research interest is the interface of institutions, industry competitiveness, and economic development strategies. His current research at the CGGC focuses on the value chains of energy in the U.S. and food security in the Middle East and North Africa.

Content by Ajmal Abdulsamad
  • Publication - Project Report

    Regional value chains in East Africa: Summary report

    11 May 2017 | Jack Daly, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Gary Gereffi

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Dairy value chains in East Africa

    23 Mar 2017 | Ajmal Abdulsamad, Gary Gereffi

  • Project

    Regional value chains in East Africa

    Since the mid-1990's, many East African countries have enjoyed relatively high economic growth rates and made substantial progress in poverty reduction. Nevertheless, firm productivity remains low across sectors, and the region remains highly dependent upon foreign aid as a source of foreign exchange. Trade flows remain low in East Africa relative to other world regions,...

    28 May 2015 | Gary Gereffi, Andrew Guinn, Ajmal Abdulsamad, Jack Daly