Fafos forskning på Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika ser på dynamikken bak konflikter og fredsbygging. Vi er spesielt opptatt av hvordan sivilbefolkningen håndterer og påvirkes av konfliktene, og hvordan disse bidrar til samfunnsutvikling og politiske forhold.
Fafo conducts large scale living condition surveys, coping studies and research on the role and influence of youth and religious ideology in political dynamics. Our ambition is to identify and study emerging social and political trends on the grassroots level irrespective of their orientation.
Recent examples include the growth of the Salafi movement and the political potential of comics and youth magazines in Egypt.
Fafo has also been involved in the design and evaluation of international assistance to the region, including in Iraq, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Our evaluations focus on assistance given for humanitarian purpose, and post-conflict recovery and transformation.
Jon Pedersen and Åge A. TiltnesYouth in the southern and eastern Mediterranean:
Tewodros Aragie Kebede, Kristian Takvam Kindt og Jacob HøigiltWriting change: Diglossia and popular writing practices in Egypt
Kjetil Selvik, Jon Nordenson and Tewodros Aragie KebedePrint Media Liberalization and Electoral Coverage Bias in Kuwait The Middle East Journal
Sari Hanafi and Åge A. TiltnesDiscrimination of Palestinian Professionals in Lebanon Journal of Palestine Studies
Sari Hanafi and Åge A. TiltnesThe Employability of Palestinian Professionals in Lebanon: Constraints and Transgression Knowledge, Work and Society
Svein Erik Stave and Maha KattaaLabour force and unemployment trends among Jordanians, Syrians and Egyptians in Jordan: 2010-2014
Kristian Takvam KindtTrapped Outside Politics: Egyptian Independent Unions' Democratizing Dilemma NOREF-report
Å. A. Tiltnes & E. MagembeHousing Situation and Housing Needs Assessment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Åge Arild TiltnesChronic illness in the Palestinian refugee camp population of Jordan