Research Staff

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Current projects

Completed projects

Mar 2015 - Dec 2017

CEIC-CMI Angola Programme

Book Chapters

Conference Papers/ Presentations

Political scientist whose competence areas include local government reform, corruption and anti-corruption as well as parties and opposition in Africa.

Orre is educated in political science and social anthropology. His research focus is on Angola and Mozambique for more than two decades, and he has followed political development in Venezuela closely over the last 15 years.

He had a central role in setting up the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre at CMI. He has later held a long-standing and leading role in CMI's cooperation programme with the Catholic University of Angola on the Angolan "oil state" and how its politics and economy can be reformed. He has also enjoyed various long-term research partnerships in Mozambique. Recently he has focussed research on the political economy in Mozambique, including the consequences of grand corruption (the Hidden Debt Scandal). Currently he manages a major research project on the war in Northern Mozambique, which has also led to a commissioned research and consultancy for GIZ on peace-building in Mozambique.

Current research interests also include the role of China in Africa; media, public space and press freedom; taxation and public sector reform; the telecom sector; youth and authoritarian regimes in Africa; and women in the judiciary. 

Orre has extensive experience in project and programme management, editing for publication, mixed-method research, planning and carrying out surveys, interview-based methodology (near a thousand interviews in Angola and Mozambique) and the organisation of conferences. He has been instrumental in the establishment of the new master programme in the Development and Resource Economics at UCAN.

He has participated in long- and short term studies, including consultancies (for the Norwegian MFA, NORAD, Mozambique Govn’t and the GIZ), evaluations and extensive field work. He has lived and worked in Mozambique and Portugal.

Most recent publications