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Jordan Anderson

Analyst, Sub-Saharan Africa, Country Risk, IHS Markit

An analyst for IHS Markit, Jordan Anderson specializes in forecasts on political, security, and business environments of Africa’s Great Lakes region (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda) and Ethiopia.
Mr. Anderson regularly briefs clients, ranging from the insurance sector to security managers to brigadier generals, and produces in-depth bespoke reports on emerging risks, opportunities, and market entry in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. He leverages in-country human sources, data-driven analytics, social media intelligence, and local/national media for his analysis. Highlights have included helping clients understand long-term scenarios in the DRC’s Kivus region, regulatory and expropriation risks in the Ugandan power and energy sectors, and security risks to foreign investments during the 2015-2016 Ethiopian civil unrest. He has identified and analyzed probable terrorism targets for countries in Middle East and African Sahel regions, including Chad, Israel, and the Kingdom of Jordan. Mr. Anderson regularly provides media commentary on Africa Affairs, including for Sky News, Al Jazeera, Radio France Internationale (RFI), Agence France-Presse (AFP), CNBC Africa, Deutsche Welle, and Le Monde. Previously, he worked for the Department of the Treasury at the US Embassy in London. Jordan Anderson holds an Master of Arts with Distinction in intelligence and international security from King's College London, where his dissertation focused on the role of magical beliefs and practices in warfare in the DRC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in social anthropology and archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, United Kingdom. He speaks English and French.
  • Economics & Country Risk
  • Country Intelligence
  • Political risk
  • Scenario planning & analysis
  • Security risk
  • Terrorism

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