Aref A.

MIAColumbia University - School of International and Public Affairs



Aref Adamali designs and manufactures hand-made furniture in Nairobi, Kenya. Having spent three years with the OTF Group advising governments and businesses in developing economies on competitiveness and innovation, he recently decided to apply some of this same advice to his family’s business. He is realizing that it is harder to implement good advice than to give it. Aref blogs lazily at


  • development
  • project design
  • competitiveness
  • private sector development
  • economic policy
  • kenya
  • india
  • rwanda
  • somalia
  • south sudan
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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