Dr. Yama Torabi is a Senior Research Associate and a political scientist. He holds two master degrees (Political Science and International Relations) and a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (International Relations). His focus is on international interventions, state-building, peacebuilding, security, governance and anticorruption.

Dr. Torabi is an anti-corruption expert and an Afghan civil society activist, being the founder of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, which he directed between from 2009 to 2014. His work as a commissioner and rotating chair of the Joint Independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) between 2012 and 2017 has allowed him to look at governance practice, policy and challenges of a broad range of sectors in Afghanistan. Torabi’s current work as an independent consultant focuses on subnational governance, security sector reform, extractive industries, development aid and civil society empowerment.

Yama Torabi

Senior Research Associate

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