Imad Ahmed

Imad Ahmed is pursuing a PhD in the development economics of infrastructure investment at The Bartlett, UCL on an SCPM studentship. He previously served Rwanda’s Secretary to the Treasury as Special Policy Advisor on Large Investments and the Rwanda Development Board as a Transactions Advisor. Before that he worked in African private equity.

He earned his MIB degree from The Fletcher School, Tufts University with an exchange at HEC Paris as a Schmidheiny Global Business Scholar and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Content by Imad Ahmed
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The cost of power outages to Zambia’s manufacturing sector

    The researchers surveyed 146 large manufacturing firms in Zambia’s industrial hubs in 2018 to assess the impacts of power outages on Zambia’s manufacturing sector, and firms’ coping mechanisms. Following the outages of 2015 and 2016, manufacturing’s share of energy delivered by Zambian energy utility ZESCO dropped and had not recovered by 2017. The...

    28 Aug 2019 | Imad Ahmed, Michelle Baddeley, D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Graham Sianjase

  • Project

    Electricity crises in Zambia: Estimating the costs of unreliability at firm level

    As Zambia seeks to diversify its economy via growth in the manufacturing sector, rising demand for electricity from manufacturing firms is likely to impose additional constraints on the efficiency and sustainability of Zambia’s energy infrastructure. As a palliative measure, the Zambian government recently announced her decision to waive import duties on backup...

    19 Oct 2016 | D'Maris Coffman, Jim Meikle, Imad Ahmed, Graham Sianjase, Michelle Baddeley, Musiliu Oseni