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Elling N. Tjønneland

Elling N. Tjønneland is a senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Norway and coordinates the institute’s work on development aid. His current research interests focus on rising powers and African development, the global aid architecture, and the African peace and security architecture. He has extensive experience from advisory work for development aid agencies. In 2014 he edited a joint CMI/NOREF report on Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape .

Research areas:  Emerging powers

Publications

African development: what role do the rising powers play?
Bilateral talks held ahead of the Sixth BRICS Summit_14 Jul 2014 by GovernmentZA with CC Licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/14659194755/in/photolist-jsUm4C-okocTa-jsSkvZ-jsSmPv-o48WSp-jWHkeA-jWFD9B-jWHmgA-o5iZvK-jWHmtQ-omzEDq-oimrtJ-okbFQq-oycALD-ozXgKX-owaHBj-oyaMmh-oyaMq5-nJvCfh-nJvCjA-oThduc-oThdmr Elling N. Tjønneland 23 January 2015
This report seeks to better understand the role of the BRICS countries and other rising powers in Africa’s economic development. The main focus is their role as providers of development finance and development aid. The report also analyses their role in relation to political developments and how these new powers balance strong commerci... more  
Rising powers in Africa: what does this mean for the African peace and security agenda?
Tipping Point - Africa, detail by evemosher adapted with cc license from Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7820145@N02/2670437776/in/photolist-54YG7C-aqz1tD-54YGfN-54YGpJ-5sLVBb-9VR8vb-3oP3q5-4Ny1XW-5sLVBf-CQU9c-P77Lo-P78dJ-P7BXP-P7BPH-a3u76E-5CTDxr-afGbrn-4nPP2Y-5kGr3g-9mJGU6-9mMKJ5-9mJGSc-5CVccd-5KHXsn-5sLVAW-6dh4ka-9SsBN4-89LBx2-7rTMei-5KNcnN-6cPxxT-5niFd2-8Qg3r6-5sLVAL-6yedYv-2dw29g-3KMRx-8hgAPJ-7S5Wf3-P78ay-P7BQD-P78eE-P78bY-P7BFB-P7C1T-P7C6X-P78pq-P7C4D-P7837-P786s-P78js Elling N. Tjønneland 14 March 2014
Much has been written about the role of the rising or emerging powers and their accelerating economic engagement in Africa. Much less is known about how they contribute to or impact on the African peace and security agenda. This report takes a comparative look at the roles of China, India, Brazil and South African in relation to the Af... more  

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