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Project | Aug - Dec 2009
Struggles for natural resources have taken place throughout the tumultuous history of Latin America. However, in recent decades a new wave of ...
Project | Sep 2005 - Dec 2009
The overall objective of phase 2 (2005-2009) of this research programme is to document the processes of change and impacts of the ongoing Local ...
Local government, Fiscal decentralisation, Public financial management, Governance, Tanzania
Project | Jan 2005 - Dec 2007
The project starts asking if poverty in small scale fisheries really is as serious as one may get the impression of or if some of the misery ...
Small scale fisheries, poverty analysis, social change, Southern Africa, West Africa
Project | Jan 2002 - Aug 2005
The principal objective of the project is to provide new knowledge about changing patterns of gender relations in the informal economies of ...
Project | Jan 1998 - Dec 2000
This multidisciplinary project (demography, geography, fishery biology, sociology)examined population dynamics, development of fishery resources, ...
Small-scale fisheries, natural resource management, migration, population dynamics, Ghana, Africa
Project | Jan 1993 - Dec 1997
In cooperation with J-P. Chauveau and C.Chaboud, IRD, Montpellier, France to publish a book analysing institutional changes in West African ...
Fisheries, Institutional change, Migration, Africa: West Africa, Central Africa
News | 21 Jun 2005
In this edited volume, senior researcher Ragnhild Overaa writes about coastal women in Ghana in her essay When Sisters Become Competitors: Coastal Women's Innovative Utilization of Trawler By-Catch in Ghana. How do actors in "traditional" and "modern" systems of fishing interact? What economic and social changes occur in a local community as a result of women's entrepreneurship in relation to both systems?
News | 28 Oct 2013
In Tanzania, there is a striking increase in the number of girls who get pregnant from the ages 16 to 20. Among 16 year olds, 11 percent get pregnant, whereas 61 percent of the 20 year old girls start childbearing. Why do so many girls have babies when they are this young? How does this affect their economic situation and possibilities of entering the job market?
Event | 10 Oct 2007
The Karrayu in the Upper Awash Valley are nomadic pastoralists with a traditional migratory pastoral mode of existence. Expanding and 'disempowering' development interventions in the form of large-scale agricultural enterprises and conservation schemes, threaten the Karrayu's traditional way of living.
Event | 16 Jun 2011
Democracy is fragile in Bangladesh. The new 2008 government promised change in politics and governance. Professor Rounaq Jahan, from the University of Colombia, explores the challenges faced by the new government.
News | 5 Jun 2011
On June 5th, a new Peruvian president will be elected in a runoff between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori. The two candidates, for different reasons, raises concerns writes Camila Gianella.
News | 19 Dec 2013
While the Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos may be grooming his son to follow him as president, political opponents of his regime have been eliminated. This year he has spent long periods of time abroad. Meanwhile, the social crisis in the country increases in scope. The opposition is organising their strengths. Even in the president's own ranks, there are murmurs of discontent. Has Dos Santos gone too far?
News | 21 May 2012
Sudanese women activists launch reform initiatives to bring justice to rape victims. Non-governmental and governmental actors alike advocate for change. -International donors should seize this window of opportunity and facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders in Sudan, says CMI-researcher Liv Tønnessen.
News | 31 May 2012
The transition from a feudal to a modern economy has changed the labour market in Nepal. There are more and better paid jobs available, also outside the agricultural sector. Yet, some Nepalese labourers in rural areas continue to have coercive traditional contracts with landlords. Government programmes can help poor families out of these contracts through access to insurance, credit and social services.
Event | 7 Oct 2013
Post-conflict countries in Africa have doubled the rates of female legislative representation compared with countries that have not undergone conflict. Professor Aili Mari Tripp compares changes in women's rights in Uganda, Liberia, Congo and Angola.
News | 25 Oct 2013
Ugandan women have organized themselves to the core of national politics. What lessons are there to learn from the Ugandan experience?
News | 29 Sep 2014
Maputo has been depicted as a ‘divided city’. How do the people living there imagine and engage with the city’s different urban spaces? A CMI research project, culminating in the film 'Maputo emergente. Visualising an African divided city' to be made by the Mozambican film-company ANIMA, explores this issue.
News | 2 Mar 2015
In January 2006, Hamas won the parliamentary elections in Gaza. The road to power has been paved with ideological and organizational changes. What was once a mere militia is now a crucial actor in Palestinian domestic politics, as well as in Palestinian-Israeli relations.
Event | 3 Nov 2015
Powerful communication tools in the pockets of billions and on our desktops have changed our ability to engage with the world through groups, apps, sites or maps. We organize ourselves, and participate in worldwide dialogue, through such tools. How are these tools used, particularly in developing countries, for humanitarian relief, governance and accountability, and civil society mobilization?
Book Chapter | Jan 1996
Environmental change, migration and conflict: A lethal feedback dynamics? Astri Suhrke Managing glo