Ragnhild Belbo left PRIO in 2016. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
By Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Andreas Kotsadam, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug, Conflict Trends
By Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Andreas Kotsadam, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug in Demography
Journal Article in Demography
East Africa has become the latest hotspot for oil-and-gas discoveries, but the reserves are located in countries characterized by weak state institutions and social unrest. A number of African countries – several of them with significant Norwegian assistance – are on the threshold of becoming major producers of oil and gas. Does this mean that Norwegian companies are contributing to increase the risk of civil war in these countries?
The 'Armed Conflict and Maternal Health' project held its kick-off meeting at PRIO on November 20-21.
On Thursday 20th the project team convened together with Norway-based members of the International Advisory Board for a full-day internal project meeting.