Research Staff

Elling N. Tjønneland

Senior Researcher

Completed projects

Dec 2009 - Jun 2010

Review of Training for Peace

Nov 2006 - Apr 2006

Norwegian Africa policy

Jan 2003 - Oct 2003

Security sector reform

Book Chapters

Reports

CMI Reports

Political scientist focusing on development and development assistance, rising powers and African development and a strong emphasis on South Africa and Southern Africa.

Tjønneland is a political scientist with more than 30 years of experience focusing on a range of development issues and development aid and with a strong geographical focus on Africa, South Africa and Southern Africa. He has led numerous international assessment and evaluation teams commissioned by a range of Norwegian, international and African institutions.

He has field experience from many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Thic includes Angola, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malaysia, Malawi, Mocambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Tjønneland has worked as researcher and advisor on several thematic areas. This includes development aid policies and implementation, the global development aid architecture,  rising powers and African development, peace and security in Africa, regional cooperation and regional institutions in Africa, democracy and civil society, poverty reduction and development.  

Tjønneland is the former Chair of the Norwegian Association for Development Research, the international committee of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association, and the Norwegian Council for Southern Africa .
Tjønneland has been a member of the editioral committee of the Journal of Peace Research and an international associate editor of Transformation - Critical perspectives on Southern Africa.

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