Rafat Al-Akhali

Founding partner of DeepRoot Consulting

Rafat Ali Al-Akhali is a development practitioner dedicated to addressing development challenges in fragile and conflict-affected situations. He is the Convenor of the Council on State Fragility at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He previously managed the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth, and Development and led the secretariat of Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development. He previously served as a Minister in the Government of Yemen and, prior to that, led the government’s policy reforms team. He holds a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montréal, Canada.


Scaling up Solar Energy Investments in Yemen

March 20, 2023 Policy Briefs
This brief provides an introduction to electricity provision in Yemen and explores the viability of specific solar energy applications for Yemen’s fragile context. It further considers the feasibility of partnering with the private sector in the solar energy sector, and finally presents recommendations and practical steps to address challenges to scaling-up investments in this sector in…