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In Angola, the rents from natural resources are in the hands of a political and economic elite. We research how the country's wealth can be distributed to the benefit of all its citizens.

Book Chapter

Conclusions

Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015) in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 174-198

Book Chapter

Angola: negative peace and autocracy in the shadow of impunity

Camila Gianella Malca and Elin Skaar (2015) in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 149-173

Book Chapter

Towards a framework for impact assessment

Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide (2015) in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 29-66

Report in External Series

Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: Analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola

Ivar Kolstad, Armando J. Garcia Pires, and Arne Wiig (2015) Bergen: CENTRE FOR APPLIED RESEARCH AT NHH (Working Paper No 03/15)

CMI Brief

The challenging dynamics of microcredit in Angola

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 6) 4 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Drowning in Oil: Angola's Institutions and the "Resource Curse"

Inge Amundsen (2014) in Comparative Politics vol. 46 no. 2 pp. 169-189

Book Chapter

Micro effects of natural resources: Insights from a survey of Angolan microcredit clients

Allan Cain, Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014) in A. Grant, W. R. N. Compaoré, and M. I. Mitchell: New Approaches to the Governance of Natural Resources: Insights from Africa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Journal Article (Non-Refereed)

Diversification, income, and democracy: A descriptive overview

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014) in Lucere - Revista Académica da UCAN vol. September 2014 pp. 115-128

CMI Working Paper

Diversification and democracy

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:9) 36 p.

Angola Brief

Tax amnesty in Angola: a fresh start or a vicious circle?

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Søren Kirk Jensen, Francisco Miguel Paulo (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 9) 4 p.

Angola Brief

O Corredor do Lobito em Angola: Da reconstrução ao desenvolvimento

Ana Duarte, Regina Santos, Elling N. Tjønneland (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 7) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Angola's Lobito Corridor: From reconstruction to development

Ana Duarte, Regina Santos, Elling N. Tjønneland (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 5) 4 p.

Angola Brief

The non-oil tax reform in Angola: On track or losing momentum?

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Søren Kirk Jensen and Francisco Miguel Paulo (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 2) 4 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Digging in the dirt? Extractive industry FDI and corruption

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013) in Economics of Governance

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Does an educated mind take the broader view? A field experiment on in−group favouritism among microcredit clients

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013) in Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 45 August 2013 pp. 10-17

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Is it both what you know and who you know? Human capital, social capital and entrepreneurial success

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013) in Journal of International Development vol. 25 no. 5 pp. 626-639

Journal Article (Non-Refereed)

Autarquias em Angola: Qual o problema do gradualismo?

Aslak Jangård Orre (2013) in Lucere vol. October 2012

CMI Report

Institutions of checks and balances: The Election Commission of Angola

Inge Amundsen (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2013:5) 34 p.

Angola Brief

Controlling elections: The Angolan Election Commission

Inge Amundsen (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 3 no. 1) 4 p.

Doctoral Thesis

Explaining Variation in Violence After Civil war: A Comparative Analysis of Angola (2002-2009) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003-2010)

Ingrid Samset (2013) Dissertation for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD). Bergen: University of Bergen 496 p.

Newspaper Op-Ed

NHOs mørke solskinshistorie

Thor Olav Iversen (2013) 27.04.13

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Testing The Pearl Hypothesis: Natural resources and trust

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2012) in Resources Policy

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Human rights and positive corporate duties: The importance of corporate state interaction

Ivar Kolstad (2012) in Business Ethics: A European Review

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

What determines Chinese outward FDI?

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2012) in Journal of World Business vol. 47 no. 1 pp. 26-34

Book Chapter

Assigned corporate social responsibility in a rentier state: The case of Angola

Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012) in Päivi Lujala and Siri Aas Rustad : High-value natural resources and post-conflict peacebuilding . Oxford: Earthscan pp. 147-154

Unpublished Commissioned Report

A way out of violent conflict. The impact of transitional justice on peace and democracy

Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca and Trine Eide (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned report) 178 p.

Angola Brief

Does diversification improve institutions in resource rich countries?

Arne Wiig, Ivar Kolstad (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 5) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Economic growth in Angola to 2017: The main challenges

Alves da Rocha (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 4) 4 p.

CMI Brief

Dealing with a violent past: The impact of transitional justice

Elin Skaar, Åse Johanne Roti Dahl (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 5) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Angola health survey: Opportunities to reduce maternal and newborn mortality

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2012) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 3) 4 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Better the devil you know? Chinese foreign direct investment in Africa

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2011) in Journal of African Business vol. 12 no. 1 pp. 31-50

CMI Report

Health services in Angola. Availability, quality and utilisation

Mona Frøystad, Ottar Mæstad, Nohra Villamil (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:9) 62 p.

CMI Working Paper

Desenvolver as infra-estruturas em Angola: Qual o papel da SADC?

Elling N. Tjønneland (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011:3) 27 p.

CMI Working Paper

Developing Angola's infrastructure: What is SADC's role?

Elling N. Tjønneland (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011:3) 26 p.

Angola Brief

Partidos políticos em Angola: Na tendência africana

Inge Amundsen (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 10) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Sistema "parlamentar-presidencial" ou presidencialismo extremo?

Nelson Pestana (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 16) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Angola party politics: Into the African trend

Inge Amundsen (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 9) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Grandes desigualdades regionais nos serviços de saúde em Angola

Ottar Mæstad, Mona Frøystad, Nohra Villamil (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 4) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Strong regional inequalities in health service delivery in Angola

Ottar Mæstad, Mona Frøystad, Nohra Villamil (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 3) 4 p.

Angola Brief

O que faz um grupo de crédito funcionar? Favoritismo dentro do grupo entre clientes de microcrédito

Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig (2011) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 8) 4 p.

Inge Amundsen

Senior Researcher

Political scientist focusing on governance, corruption, resource management

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Public Finance Management

Economist focusing on taxation, fiscal corruption and capital flight.

Jan Isaksen

Emeritus

CMI Emeritus, economist focusing on poverty, development and public finance.

Eyolf Jul-Larsen

Senior Researcher

Social anthropologist focusing on development, with a particular emphasis on fishing communities and migration in West and Southern Africa.

Ivar Kolstad

Senior Researcher

Economist whose current research focuses on poverty dynamics, natural resources and development, and corporate social responsibility.

John-Andrew McNeish

Associated Senior Researcher

Social anthropologist focusing on human and indigenous rights, development policy regimes and natural resource management, with a particular focus on Latin America.

Ottar Mæstad

Director

Economist specialising in global health research

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associated Senior Researcher

Political scientist and a specialist in African politics, the geopolitics of energy and international political economy.

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Political scientist whose competence areas include local government reform, corruption and opposition in Africa.

Helge Rønning

Associated Senior Researcher

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen

Ph.D student NHH

Economist focusing on development, behavioural and public economics and particular interest in taxation and global health.

Elin Skaar

Senior Researcher, Coordinator: Rights and Legal Institutions

Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics in Latin America

Inge Tvedten

Senior Researcher

Anthropologist with a particular interest in the development and application of systems of poverty analysis and monitoring.

Arne Wiig

Research Director

Risikoanalyse: Olje for Utvikling-programmet i Angola

Start: Sep. 2015 (Completed)
Keywords: Angola, Oil for Development, Ministry of Petroleum
Geography: Angola

Foredrag Institutt for Journalistikk

Start: Sep. 2015 (Completed)
Geography: Angola

Taxation, Institutions and Participation (TIP): The dynamics of capital flows from Africa

Start: Feb. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Capital flight, tax havens, taxation, institutions, lobbying, citizen participation
Geography: Angola, Tanzania, Zambia

Taxation and local democracy under the oil state

Start: Jun. 2011 (Completed)
Geography: Angola

Angola Programme: CEIC - CMI Cooperation

Start: Jan. 2011 (Current)
Geography: Angola

Poverty and entrepreneurship

Start: Jan. 2011 (Completed)
Keywords: poverty, entrepreneurship, microcredit, education, social capital, health
Geography: Angola

Diversification of the Angolan economy

Start: Jan. 2011 (Completed)
Keywords: Diversification, political economy, resource curse
Geography: Angola

A Way Out of Violent Conflict? The Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms on Peacebuilding

Start: Apr. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: Transitional justice, impact assessment
Geography: Angola, Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda

Seminar on Good Governance and Corruption Prevention in the Petroleum Sector: Mozambique

Start: Feb. 2010 (Completed)
Geography: Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé e Principe, Timor Leste

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

Start: Jan. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: transitional justice impact analysis democracy peace
Geography: Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Angola

Angola: Political institutions and elections

Start: Jan. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: Elections, election commission, political parties
Geography: Angola

Angolan infrastructure in a regional perspective

Start: Jan. 2009 (Completed)
Geography: Angola

Economic growth and gross inequality

Angola is a country of great natural and cultural diversity. The country’s natural resource endowment is outstanding in Africa, and economic growth has accelerated since 2002 – yet most Angolans have never been able to reap its benefits.

Angola’s human development indicators are persistently low nearly a decade after the end of the war. Available information indicates that the maternity-related death rate and mother-child health statistics remain among the worst in the world. Poverty and its related complex of problems are widespread, and gross inequality is a chronic feature of the country’s social characteristics and visual appearance. Images of the “resource curse” or “the paradox of plenty” are often invoked when describing Angola.

Politics in Angola were long characterised by the rivalry between the MPLA government and Unita’s forces. Although Unita dominated and controlled large tracts of the land during much of the war; it was always the MPLA party which kept power in Luanda since independence. President José Eduardo dos Santos has been in power since 1979. He has therefore overseen the transformation of Angola, from the early post-colonial days into a Cuban and Soviet-inspired one-party state and command economy, then into a multi-party democracy under a nominally liberal constitution with a free market capitalist ethos. Despite these dramatic changes the power of the ruling party has been a constant. The economic and state-sector elites are also strongly associated with the ruling party.

The CMI-CEIC research programme seeks to address social, political and economic challenges:

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