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Maputo - Ethnography of a divided city

This is a film about a city. Maputo is a young African capital city emerging at the frenetic rhythm of the global financial demand. Some say it’s not meant for everyone. People from different backgrounds welcome us into their neighborhoods and help us see through their eyes the real Maputo.

No magic bullets for reconciliation

When societies go from military dictatorship to democracy or from internal armed conflict to peace, one of the toughest choices facing the government in the new order is how to deal with past violence. Great hopes have been pinned on transitional justice mechanisms, but the anticipated positive effects of transitional justice mechanisms on the process of restoring peace or (re)constructing democracy may be too high.

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.

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De er flyktninger 2.0

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

Brookings blog on education+development

Expanding and improving the quality of girls’ education in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has the highest level of gender disparity in primary education in the world, with only 71 girls in primary school for every 100 boys. In this blog post, CMI researcher Arne Strand discusses opportunities for action in Afghanistan’s education sector, particularly to improve education for girls and increase education quality.

CMI field notes

Seven months of war in the favela

In the past, Brazilian intellectuals have coined the term “metaphor of war” to account for the representations of the crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. The logic of war is at the very core of Rio’s pacification of the favelas, which in practice is carried out through armed confrontations between the police and armed groups within pacified favelas, where the main objective (on both sides), in spite of the rhetoric of peace, is still to kill the enemy.

Opportunity in crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's uncertain future

After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive in Afghanistan. Focused engagement could help stem the tide of poverty, political instability and violence. Disengagement could do the reverse.

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.

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Maputo - Ethnography of a divided city

This is a film about a city. Maputo is a young African capital city emerging at the frenetic rhythm of the global financial demand. Some say it’s not meant for everyone. People from different backgrounds ...

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24.11 - 26.8
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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