Education for all:
In a diverse society like in Nepal, free education would not only further increase the literacy rate, but would give disadvantaged groups the possibility to receive the same education as students from more advantaged groups. Free education could thus be an important contributor to more equality in the current enormously unequal society of Nepal.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been criticised for being too broad and vague. What are the chances of success?
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.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere is goal number one in the new Sustainable Develelopment Goals. Magnus Hatlebakk explains what extreme poverty is.
The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre´s call for more EU action to curb corruption in non-EU partner countries hit a European nerve.
When general al-Sisi appeared wearing a suit for the first time, it caused public outrage among the middle class in Egypt. It also sparked immediate speculations of a presidential run. The suit became another symbol of the blurred lines between military and civilian relations.
Brookings blog on education+development
CMI field notes
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015) London: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Jaber Suleiman, Are Knudsen and Sari Hanafi (2015) Doha, Qatar: The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Thor Olav Iversen (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2) 4 p.
New digital tools represent a technological revolution, and are at the same time revolutionizing politics. They promise great potential for mobilizing people, ideas, and resources in new and profound ...Read more
Powerful communication tools in the pockets of billions and on our desktops have changed our ability to engage with the world through groups, apps, sites or maps. We organize ourselves, and participate in worldwide dialogue, through such tools. How are these tools used, particularly in developing countries, for humanitarian relief, governance and accountability, and civil society mobilization?
Many experts see the introduction of results based financing (RBF) schemes as an opportunity to strengthen, or even reform, health systems; however, they are also a potential source of new risks and challenges that are not well understood.
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.