Research for Development and Justice

Education for all:

Drop education fees

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.

Five things you need to know about the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been criticised for being too broad and vague. What are the chances of success?

"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.


What you need to know about extreme poverty

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 European Commission pledges to tackle corruption

The U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre´s call for more EU action to curb corruption in non-EU partner countries hit a European nerve.

Blurred lines: When the military becomes intertwined with civil society

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.

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.

Mon 2 - Tue 3 Nov

Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics

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 ...

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Open Seminar - Panel debate
How to make sense of a billion Tweets?

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?

Regional workshop
Results Based Financing: The health system perspective

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.

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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