Research for Development and Justice

Development aid: A blind spot for EU anti-corruption efforts

The European Union needs to develop a coherent strategy and invest in tackling corruption outside its own neighbourhood.

"That time and society has come"

During the 1970's, the Sudanese Republican Sisters pressed for women’s equal rights in areas like divorce and marriage. They argued that support for their claims could be found in the Qur’an itself. 40 years have passed. Advocating for gender equality is still an uphill struggle in Sudan.


De er flyktninger 2.0

I gamle dager var flyktninger alltid langt borte, i svart-hvitt. Nå følger vi flukten direkte på sosiale medier.

Blogpost from Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro:

Kindergardens and shootouts

So far, kindergartens and shootouts have by and large been completely unrelated issues in my world. Not anymore. Now, for the past days, every morning around 7.30, I have slowed down and scouted cautiously: Does anyone seem tense, watchful? Are there any police troops in a state of mobilization hiding somewhere close? Are there any heavy fireworks all of a sudden, alerts of that something is about to happen?


Catch 22 for kvinner i Sudan: Voldtektsofre straffes

For 100 år siden risikerte ugifte kvinner som ble gravide å bli utstøtt av familie og venner. Stigmaet knyttet til det å bli alenemor var enormt. Selv i dag løper enslige gravide en stor risiko i mange land. Sudan er ett av disse.

Oslo Education Summit

Financing education in Afghanistan: Opportunities for action

Afghanistan has succeeded in increasing the availability of and participation in education, girls included. Yet, this case study shows that there has been challenges building up a management structure that ensures the collection of accurate data for reporting and planning, the training and development of a sufficient number of qualified teachers, and the provision of monitoring, evaluation, and assessment of the quality of education.

Print media in Kuwait: Pluralism with a bias

The number of newspapers in Kuwait has skyrocketed, but their owners are all closely affiliated to the political elite. Does this lead to a certain bias in the newspaper’s electoral coverage?

Edited Book

Palestinian refugees: Identity, space and place in the Levant (Arabic edition)

Jaber Suleiman, Are Knudsen and Sari Hanafi (2015) Doha, Qatar: The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

CMI Brief

The Added Value of Value Added Tax: People are more willing to pay tax

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Thor Olav Iversen (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2) 4 p.

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

CMI's blog on women's rights

Country programmes

Angola - analysis of economic and political developments. Research co-operation with CEIC, Angola.

Sudan - ARUSS: Assisting regional universities in Sudan and South Sudan

Tanzania as a future petro-state: Prospects and challenges. Research co-operation with Repoa, Tanzania.

Voice of China - The Voice of China in Africa - Media and soft power.

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