Ajmal was a Research Analyst with Duke GVCC from 2011 through mid-2019, and continues to collaborate on GVC research. He received his M.A. in International Development Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. Prior to working with GVCC, he had over nine years of international development experience working for various International Development Organizations and the United Nations. His experience includes extensive work in program management and research in international development. Ajmal’s research interest is the interface of institutions, industry competitiveness, and economic development strategies.