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Edited Book | forthcoming 2021

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

Even in the best of circumstances, women are all too often excluded from formal peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and relegated to the sidelines as observers or limited to informal peacebuilding...
Ladan Affi, Liv Tønnessen and Aili Tripp (2021)
James Currey (African issues vol. 47) 240 p.
Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan

A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse and torture orchestrated by the...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2021)
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

A phenomenological exploration into lived experiences of violence in Northeast India

The Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) in the state of Assam in Northeast India can be described as a landscape of terror since the area has been a stage for...
Anwesha Dutta (2021)
in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies vol. 44 no. 4
Journal Article | Mar 2021

Survey participation effects in conflict research

Do survey participants in conflict zones respond differently if they have been interviewed before? Academic and policy interest in postwar political opinion has increased tremendously. One unexpected consequence of this...
Alexander De Juan, Carlo Koos (2021)
in Journal of Peace Research
Report in External Series | Mar 2021

(ترتیبات الحكم المؤقتة في البیئات الھشة وبیئات ما بعد الصراع)

یقدم ھذا التقریر فھماً لترتيبات الحكم المؤقتة خلال التحولات السیاسیة الجوھریة وطریقة عملها على مستوى الممارسة العملیة. ترتیبات الحكم المؤقتة ھي إطار مؤسسي أنشئ لیكون بمثابة 'الجسر' الذي ینقل بلداً...
Robert Forster (2021)
Forster, R. 'Interim Arrangements in Post Conflict and Fragile Settings', Event Report, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Arabic)
Journal Article | Feb 2021

Emergency Urbanism and Architectures of Precarity in Sabra, Beirut

Since the mid-1980s, generations of displaced people have sought refuge in the ramshackle buildings that were once the Gaza-Ramallah Hospital, a multi-story hospital complex built by the Palestinian Liberation Organization...
Are John Knudsen (2021)
in Parangolé vol. 1 no. 1 pp. 94-99
Journal Article | Jan 2021

The Impact of Index Insured Loans on Credit Market Participation and Risk-Taking

Index‐insured loans offer considerable advantages over standalone insurance policies for improving farmers’ access to agricultural credit. However, research on demand for such products and their impact on profitable investment decisions...
Richard A. Gallenstein, Jon Einar Flåtnes, John P. Dougherty, Abdoul G. Sam, Khushbu Mishra (2021)
in Agricultural Economics vol. 52 no. 1 pp. 141-156
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2021

Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia

Climate change migration is increasing and necessitates a re-examination of resettlement planning and processes. Although evidence-based selection of host places would improve climate change resettlement outcomes, few methods for the...
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2021:01) 48 p.
U4 Brief | 2020

The conservation-corruption conundrum: Understanding everyday relationships between rangers and communities

Rangers are at the frontline of biodiversity conservation and are perhaps the only actors that bridge the human-nature divide through their work in protecting charismatic species and engaging with local...
Anwesha Dutta (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:15)
Report in External Series | 2020

Evaluation of Norway’s Engagement in Somalia 2012–2018

The purpose of this evaluation commissioned by Norad's evaluation department is to draw lessons from Norway's involvement over time in a country affected by conflict. Somalia is one of the...
Erik Bryld, Charlotte Bonnet, Christine Kamau, Mohamed S Mohamud, Abdikadir Osman, Joar Svanemyr, Elling Tjønneland, Simon White (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Reports no. 7/2020) 122 + 78 p.
Report in External Series | 2020

Strengthening partnerships with HOIs in the Global South: An evaluation of the NORPART programme 2015/16-2020

Overall, the evaluation finds that the NORPART programme shows promising results with respect to some of its objectives. However, we argue that achievement of the overall goal of the programme...
Inger C. Nordhagen; Hanna Jones; Lisa Knatterud Wold; Arne Tostensen; Malin Dahle (2020)
Bergen: ideas2evidence (Report series no. 11:2020) 76 p. (Generally accessible)
Report in External Series | 2020

Interim Governance Arrangements in Post-Conflict and Fragile Settings

This report provides an understanding of how temporary governance during major political transitions is structured and how it works in practice. Interim governance arrangements are the exercise of public power...
Robert Forster (2020)
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
Sudan Brief | 2020

Food Insecurity in Sudan as seen from Kassala State

Sudan’s commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 – zero hunger – can turn out to be even more challenging than anyone had bargained for. Due to prolonged conflict, environmental...
Samia Mohamed Nour, Eltayeb Mohamedain (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:3) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2020

UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Peacebuilding in Africa 20 years after its adoption

20 years ago the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325. The resolution underscored the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and called for their...
Aili Mari Tripp (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:08) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men, and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa

We argue that polygyny creates a social imbalance where few, economically well-off men marry many wives and many poor men marry late or never. By definition, polygyny produces what we...
Carlo Koos, Clara Neupert-Wentz (2020)
in Journal of Conflict Resolution vol. 64 no. 2-3 pp. 402-431
CMI Report | 2020

Literature Review: Democracy and Human Rights in contemporary Latin America (2015-2020) Trends, challenges, and prospects

Abstract Through a review of scholarly and other well-informed articles as well as media reports, this CMI Report aims to summarize discussions on challenges for democracy and human rights in Latin...
Vegard Bye, Dr.philos, CMI Affiliated Researcher, Senior Partner Scanteam Peder Østebø, M.A., Graduate Research Fellow, NUPI (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2020:01)
CMI Insight | 2020

War in resource-rich northern Mozambique – Six scenarios

Since the October 2017 attacks by alleged Islamist insurgents, commonly referred to as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and locally know as Al Shabab, on Mocimboa da Praia, it has not been...
Francisco Almeida dos Santos (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:02) 18 p.
Report in External Series | 2020

Blind Sides and Soft Spots – An Evaluation of Norway's Aid Engagement in South Sudan

The evaluation has looked at Norway's engagement in South Sudan during the period 2011-2018 (with a look back to 2005). The evaluation has assessed the effects of the total Norwegian...
Erik Bryld, Mareike Schomerus, Elling Tjønneland, Erik Toft, Brian C. D'Silva, Charlotte Bonnet, Animu Athiei (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Reports no. Report 3/2020) 130 p.
CMI Brief | 2020

Everyday humanitarian diplomacy: Experiences from border areas

The term humanitarian diplomacy (HD) emerged in early 2000s. HD recognises the role of humanitarian actors when negotiating access, assistance and protection for civilians in situations of extreme insecurity and...
Cristina Churruca Muguruza (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:2) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2020

How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants?

Countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa exposed to the environmental consequences of climate change are predicted to see voluntary and forced internal migration on an unprecedented scale in the...
Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu, Ivar Kolstad, Minhaj Mahmud, Arne Wiig (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:2)