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Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research

The institute is a social science research institution, and as per January 1, 2016 a part of HiOA. 

Our core competence lies in place and governance studies, nationally and internationally, in selected policy areas.


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Recent publications

  • Civil society under pressure Synthesis study of evaluations of Civil Society Organisations’ democratisation and human rights work in Southern and Eastern Africa Norad Evaluation Report 9/2018
  • More refugees resettled faster How did the municipalities do it? NIBR Report 2018:3
  • Governing risk society Institutional conditions for local adaptive capacity to climate change in Norway, Sweden and Germany NIBR Report 2017:10
  • Strengthening Peasant Movements Evaluation of the Mozambique Development Programme, 2012-2015, of Norwegian People's Aid NIBR-rapport 2016:1
  • Decentralization in Karnataka Historical overview and current challenges from a gender and caste perspective NIBR Working Paper 2016:104
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