CMI - Chr. Michelsen Institute

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CMI is an independent development research institute in Norway. With a staff of 70 people, we address issues that shape global developments and generate knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social development.


A recent evaluation of CMI praises the institute for doing high quality research that influence policy and practice, for our close interaction with stakeholders and for being particularly good at communicating our research findings.

Our researchers and programme advisors are social scientists mainly in the fields of anthropology, economics and political science. The pillars of our work are quality research, diversity in disciplines and methods and extensive research communication.  We work closely with partners in the global South to ensure that local perspectives influence our priorities and research questions.

CMI employs staff with a wide range of complementary competencies and we are committed to building strong teams in all parts of the organization. We strive to be an efficient, professional, and financially robust organization that brings out the best in each other.

CMI is located on the campus of the University of Bergen in the city centre. We cooperate closely with the University and the Norwegian School of Economics. Together with the University we have established the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, a venue for dialogue and communication on global challenges.

CMI Knowledge for development and justice
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