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100 years since the deportation: “The Armenians are a nation of widows and orphans”

Today, Armenia commemorates the starting date of the massacre on the Armenian people. On 24 April 1915, leaders of the Ottoman Empire arrested Armenian intellectuals and leaders in modern day Istanbul.

New book:

Past, present and future: Fifty years of anthropology in Sudan

This book is about the history of anthropology in Sudan with authors from Sudan, Norway, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and France. The chapters illustrate the diversity and dynamism of anthropology in Sudan and how it developed in relation to the specificities of the country itself.

Addressing real life challenges

In 2014, we sharpened our research agenda to make sure we concentrate our efforts on understanding and addressing the real life challenges of the poor and vulnerable. Our new annual report shows how.

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

Making the Value-Added-Tax (VAT) more visible, can be an efficient and important tool in building a tax-paying culture.

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

Currently, there are on-going efforts to reform Sudan’s laws against rape. Meanwhile, medical personnel continue to risk arrest each time they perform an illegal abortion, writes Liv Tønnessen in this new CMI Insight.

Can bank account-based payments boost savings?

Can the method of payment of wages and other transfers affect household finances? This column by Vincent Somville and Lore Vandewalle presents results from an experiment in Chhattisgarh in India. The results suggest that people that are paid through their bank account save more than those that are paid in cash.

CMI Working Paper

Good Governance Facades

Kalle Moene and Tina Søreide (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:2) 24 p.

CMI Working Paper

Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: Theory and Evidence from India

Amrita Dhillon, Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:1) 39 p.

CMI Insight

Fifty years since the military coup: Taking stock of Brazilian democracy

Maria Celina D'Araujo (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 8) 4 p.

CMI Insight

Sexual violence and state violence against women in Egypt, 2011-2014

Heather McRobie, (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 7) 4 p.

CMI Working Paper

Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: A Literature Review

Bård Kårtveit and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:5) 32 p.

CMI Working Paper

Latin American Civil-Military Relations in a Historical Perspective: A Literature Review

Elin Skaar with Camila Gianella Malca (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:6) 36 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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