Moneera Yassien

Junior Researcher


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Business and Fragility


  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Sub Saharan Africa

Moneera Yassien is a Junior Research Fellow with the Conflict Research Unit (CRU) of Clingendael. She contributes to the work of the Horn of Africa team as an economist and data analyst.

She is particularly interested in using qualitative and quantitative methods, to research the economic development in fragile states and the role of conflict and fragility in shaping the different elements of country’s economic and political development.

Moneera’s research and analyses benefits from spending over 5 years on-ground experience in the Horn of Africa and MENA region, working with civil society, UN agencies, International organizations and Development Banks on Private Sector development, informality, and economic empowerment.

Moneera graduated from Sciences Po, Paris with Master’s degree in International Development Studies, specializing in Research methods and African studies.

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