Nina Kaysser

Senior Research Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Nina is a Research and Data Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime. As part of the research project ENACT: Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime, her current research focuses on enhancing the evidence base of organised crime in Africa. Before joining the Global Initiative, she worked for the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data (ACLED) project, specialising in political violence in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. She holds a PhD in Development Studies and a MSc in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London.


  • 2017 – ‘Insurgency in India’, Annual ACLED-Asia Conflict Trends Report, January
  • 2016 – ‘Electoral Violence: Local elections in Bangladesh and West Bengal’, ACLED-Asia Conflict Trends Report, September
  • 2015 – ‘Land Conflicts in India’, ACLED-Asia Conflict Trends Report, August