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Main Research Topic
CMI studies the underlying societal and market mechanisms that may explain why people stay poor, and the design and impacts of programs to reduce poverty.
Main Research Topic
Improved taxation is a key for developing countries to escape from aid or singular natural resource dependency.
Post Doctoral Researcher
Economist working on labour, social networks and large-scale land acquisitions.
Political scientist focusing on the interactions between young people and the state as mediated by new technologies.
Political scientist focused on digital tools for democracy, development and humanitarianism
Edited Book | Jan 2005
This book brings together two of today's leading concerns in development policy - the urgent need to prioritise poverty reduction and the particular circumstances ...
Poverty, Indigenous People, International
Journal Article | Sep 2018
This paper investigates the effects of India's rural roads programme (PMGSY) on morbidity, using data on 279 households drawn from 30 villages in upland ...
Security for many or surplus for the few? Customary tenure and social differentiation in Southern Malawi
Journal Article | Mar 2009
It has been argued that the ambiguities in Malawian customary tenure may aggravate processes of social differentiation and class formation. The article ...
Journal Article | Sep 2015
[English abstract] The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each ...
transtional justice, media theory, framing, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Lebanon
Security for Many or Surplus for the Few? Customary Tenure and Social Differentiation in Southern Malawi
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2007
It has been argued that the ambiguities in Malawian customary tenure may aggravate processes of social differentiation and class formation. The ...
Land tenure, Customary land, Social differentiation, Malawi, Poverty
CMI Report | Jan 2003
Many low income countries face a trilemma with respect to taxation: (1) There is an urgent and obvious need for more revenues to enable resource poor ...
Taxation, Tax reform, Democratisation, JEL H20, H30, H71, H77, 023, P45, Africa: Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, sub-Saharan Africa
Project | Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Nahr el-Bared talks back On 20th May 2007, fighting broke out between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and a new militia group calling itself Fatah al-Islam ...
Forced migration, refugees, IDPs, Lebanon
Project | Apr - Sep 2008
The Human Rights programme at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008. To mark this event, an anniversary symposium ...
Event | 14 May 2009
This workshop aims to define a research agenda for improved knowledge of the effectiveness of strategies for improved health worker performance in low income countries.
Event | 3 Dec 2010
The Democracy and Rule of Law Programme at the University of Bergen and CMI has the pleasure to invite to a full-day seminar on Female Circumcision.
Event | 20 Jan 2014
PROGRAMME 15:30 Opening remarks Senior Researcher, Nefissa Naguib, CMI 15:45 – 16:45 Keynote lecture: Egypt’s Uncertain RevolutionIs ...
Event | 10 Nov 2014
Everyday Maneuvers held a one-day workshop with CMI researcher and invited collaborative researchers Emma Jørum (Uppsala University), Annika Rabo (Stockholm University) and Heather McRobie (Oxford University). The main focus for the event was scholarly discussions about transitional justice in the Middle East, presentation of student projects, and planning forward.
Event | 8 May 2013
The importance of electoral institutions is growing in North Africa as a consequence of the 2011 Arab uprisings. Four international specialists discuss the lessons of the recent electoral experiences. Have elections resulted in new forms of authoritarianism or are they harbingers of genuine democratic transitions?
Project | Aug 2014 - Dec 2022
This project aims to measure the effect of economic support and community dialogue on early child-bearing rates in rural Zambia. Adolescent pregnancies ...
Event | 2 Jun 2015
Minister EEA and EU Affairs, Vidar Helgesen, presents Norwegian priorities. Mary Hallward-Driemeier (World Bank) shares findings on expanding job opportunities in developing countries. Followed by panel debate.
Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
Journal Article | Jan 2016
Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by ...
Event | 12 Oct 2009
Utviklingsforskerne ved CMI, UiB og Unifob Global samles under ett tak. Vi inviterer til åpningen av Bergen ressurssenter for internasjonal utvikling. Åpningsuke: 12-16. oktober 2009
Event | 20 Oct 2008
Drugs and illicit trafficking has caused an upsurge of violence in large parts of Latin America threatening human security, the economies of the region and state legitimacy. This seminar explores the linkages between illicit trafficking, the spiralling violence and the state in Latin America.
Bolvia, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico
Event | 21 Sep 2005
Makt og demokratiutredningens sluttrapport hevder at rettsorganene overtar politikken. Hovedargumentet i dette kapitlet er at rettssystemet overtar mer og mer for de politiske organer. Rettssystemet både utformer politikk og legger begrensninger på handlingsrommet til de folkevalgte organer. Resultatet er en rettsliggjøring av politikken, samt en politisering av jussen.
News | 5 Nov 2013
CMI has got funding for four new research projects from the Research Council of Norway. The projects are all part of the NORGLOBAL programme.