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Inge Tvedten

Senior Researcher

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Mar 2015 - Dec 2017

CEIC-CMI Angola Programme

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Anthropologist with a particular interest in the development and application of systems of poverty analysis and monitoring.

Tvedten's professional profile and research interests include urban and rural poverty monitoring and analysis; gender and women empowerment; public service delivery; natural resource management/small-scale fisheries; development cooperation/institutional development; and political and economic conditions in Angola and Mozambique. With his extensive experience from research as well as aid administration, consultancies and institutional development, Tvedten is well-placed for making research relevant to the needs of aid organisations and public service institutions in developing countries.

Tvedten has lived and worked a total of eight years in Botswana, Angola, Namibia and Mozambique. In his capacity as Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsen Institute, he has been team-leader for a number of applied research projects and consultancies on poverty reduction, gender and public service provision – most recently monitoring and evaluating the local impact of Mozambiques’s poverty reduction policy PARPA for DfID (2006-2011); of Mozambique’s policies for gender equality and women empowerment for Norad (2008-2010); and of Mozambique’s development efforts in good governance, agriculture/climate/ environment and entrepreneurship for SIDA (2011-2016). Between 2012 and 2015 Tvedten headed a research project on urban deveopment, poverty and inequality entitled ‘The Ethnography of a Divided City: Socio-Politics, Gender and Poverty in Maputo, Mozambique”. The project included a film produced by ANIMA – Estudi Criativo visualising the research findings.

Tvedten has long experience in the development and application of systems of poverty monitoring and analysis. His main interest is in combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies and data, in order to capture the distribution as well as the dynamics of poverty and well-being.

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