Anette Hoffmann

Senior Research Fellow


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Business and Fragility
  • Migration and Conflict


  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Sub Saharan Africa

Anette Hoffmann works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Research Unit of Clingendael. Her work focuses on the interaction between economic and political drivers of conflict. She is particularly interested in conditions under which private sector actors and economic incentives in general can prompt and shape transitions towards more inclusive and resilient political settlements.

Anette's research and political economy analyses benefit from extensive on-the-ground experience in the Horn of Africa: she spent over 10 years working in Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia for, among others, the UN and German development cooperation (GIZ) as an adviser in conflict-sensitive programming and private sector development in fragile settings.

Anette graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin with a Master’s degree in Political Philosophy. She also holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague


My work



Conflict and Fragility

Experts Insights: Sudan

23 June 2023 - 10:00
Conflict and Fragility

To stop the war in Sudan, bankrupt the warlords

03 May 2023 - 15:59
Conflict and Fragility

Europe’s re-engagement with Ethiopia

01 February 2023 - 09:51
Conflict and Fragility

Nieuw akkoord in Soedan is een overwinning voor de generaals

09 January 2023 - 16:05
Conflict and Fragility

The West’s struggle in Sudan

20 July 2022 - 10:00
Conflict and Fragility

Military coup betrays Sudan’s revolution

05 November 2021 - 12:06
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