CMI has been granted funding for five new projects from the Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL programme.

-This exceeds all our expectations. Five of the 14 new NORGLOBAL projects were awarded to CMI. This is certainly a success rate to be proud of. We are also proud of our researchers and the tremendous efforts they have put into their applications, says Ottar Mæstad, director at CMI.

The five projects span broadly, from tax policies and the refugee crisis in the Middle East to the role of youth in Africa’s authoritarian regimes, humanitarian diplomacy and user-oriented information about climate changes. Still, they have a crucial common denominator.

-The projects focus on some of the most important challenges of our time. A desire to contribute to solutions to global development issues is at the core. To us, the NORGLOBAL grants are a testimony to our ability to deliver high quality research on issues that are relevant for anyone who works within the field of development, says Mæstad.


Our new NORGLOBAL projects are:

Tax compliance, VAT revenues and business development (project leader Odd-Helge Fjeldstad)

The politics of youth interventions in Africa’s authoritarian regimes (project leader Lovise Aalen)

Humanitarian diplomacy (Antonio De Lauri)

Urban displacement, development, and donor policies in the Middle East (project leader Are Knudsen)

Co-producing gender-responsive climate services for enhanced food and nutrition security and health in Tanzania (project leader Arne Tostensen)


CMI researchers have participated in three additional successful applications; from PRIO/NUPI for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, from FAFO on migration, and from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences on youth groups.