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Anne Kielland


Master of Political Science, University of Oslo
Ongoing PhD in Sociology, University of Oslo

Research areas

Education and out-of-school children; child protection; child vulnerability; children living with a disability; child labour; child mobility; child migration; child trafficking; the role of children in household risk management strategies.




  • Kielland, A. (2016), «The role of risk perception in child mobility decisions, empirical evidence from Benin.” WD3626, World Development, Inn press.

  • Kielland, A and I. Bjørkhaug (2009), Child mobility in West Africa: strategy, poverty or crime?, Forum for Development Studies, No 2-2009, Oslo

  • Kielland, A. (2009), ”Child mobility as household risk management”, Forum for Development Studies, No 2-2009, Oslo

  • Kielland, A. (2009), ”Barnearbeidsmigrasjoner i ulike landskap: En sammenstilling av barns arbeidsvandringer i Vest-Agder (1830-1910) og Vest Afrika (1980-2009)” Barn, No 3-4, 2009, pp 29-52, Trondheim

  • Nkamleu, G.B. and A. Kielland (2006), “Modeling farmers' decisions on child labor and schooling in the cocoa - sector: a multinomial logit analysis in Cote d'Ivoire.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 35 (2006) 319-333



Other Fafo-publications

Book chapters

  • Kielland, A. (2013), The Exploitation Equation: Distinguishing child trafficking from other types of child mobility in West Africa, in Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Mary C. Burke. Routledge.

  • Kielland, A. (2010), “Education for the non-attenders: expanding the policy toolbox for EFA", in Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2010, pp 224-226, Henley Media Group Ltd.


  • Kielland, A. (2008), Child Labor Migration in Benin; Incentive, Constraint or Agency? VDM Verlag

  • Kielland, A. and M. Tovo (2006), Children at Work: Child Labor Practices in Africa. Lynne Rienner Publishers



  • Kielland. A. (2015), Evolution in approaches to improve access to education for children living in urban slums. w/case studies from Haiti, DRC, Brazil and Bangladesh. Background document for Unesco Global Monitoring Report 2015.

  • Kielland, A. (2015) Education in Haiti. Situation, Challenges and Recommendations With a Special Focus on the Sud Department. For the Norwegian MFA.

  • Kielland, A. (2015) Økonomiske og sosiale utviklingstrekk i norske satsingsland for utdanning - betydning for norsk utdanningsbistand i Malawi, Niger, Etiopia, Sør-Sudan og Nepal. For the Norwegian MFA.

  • Kielland, A. (2015) Education in Niger. Report to Norad. December, 2015.

  • Kielland, A. 2012 After the Shock: Child mobility and domestic services as coping and strategy. The World Bank.
  • Kielland, A. 2010 Child mobility and Rural Vulnerability in Senegal. Climate change and the role of children in household risk management strategies. The World Bank.

  • Prywes, M. et al (2004) Costs of projects for orphans and other vulnerable children : case studies in Eritrea and Benin, The World Bank, Social Protection Discussion Paper Series no. 0414

  • Kielland, A. and I. Sanogo (2002), Burkina Faso: Child labor migration from rural areas, magnitude and determinants. World Bank/Terre des Hommes

  • Kielland, A. and R. Ouensavi (2001), Child labor migration in Bénin, magnitude and determinants. The World Bank/CEO

  • Kielland, A. and M. Amadou (2001). Les Talibes au Nord Benin, Enfance Malheureuse; " Un Mode de Vie Choisi ". The World Bank

Other articles, op-eds


Slides and presentations



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