New Working Paper
“It Takes A Female Chief: Gender and Effective Policy Advocacy in Malawi” is now available here. This paper explores the impact of traditional leadership on public support for human rights reforms linked to women's rights, offering insights into gender and policy advocacy in Malawi.
Internships at GLD
We are currently accepting applications for internships beginning September 2017. As always, we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven individuals interested in governance as a research area. Knowledge of statistical programs, Arabic, French, and Swedish is an asset, although English is our working language. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to
First Annual GLD Conference
GLD held its first annual conference “Seeking Solutions” on the 11-12 May in Hindås, Sweden. The conference focused on the ways in which ordinary citizens attempt to resolve the challenges faced in their daily lives. We thank the more than 50 participants from over 15 countries, including researchers and policy practitioners, for their invaluable contributions to these important issues.
Visiting Scholars
Since March we have been delighted to host three visiting scholars at our offices at Gothenburg University. Mine Eder, Ato Onoma, and Mara Revkin have contributed insight, support and expertise during their time in Gothenburg. Thank you all!
Workshops and Conferences on Radicalization and Violent Extremism
GLD, the Center for Mediterranean Integration and the World Bank co-hosted a two-day workshop entitled, “Measuring Radicalization."

GLD, in partnership with the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC), hosted two panels at the Segerstedt Institute's conference, "Risks, Roots and Responses: Nordic Conference on Research on Violent Extremism.”

GLD and UNDP OGC held a workshop entitled "Toward a Better Measurement and Understanding of Radicalization, Support for Violence, and Adherence to Political Groups" bringing together academics and practitioners to discuss problems of measurement and program implementation.

We sincerely thank all of our partners for the important insights their participation in these events yielded.
Adam Harris Book Workshop
Thank you, Claire, Leo, Yanna and Collette, for taking the time to give such incredibly helpful feedback at a workshop discussing Adam Harris' book manuscript "Misfit Politics: Identity and Vote Choice in Divided Societies."
Urbanization Workshop
Ruth Carlitz presented an overview of GLD’s FORMAS-sponsored project, "The Governance Challenge of Urbanization: The Role of Social Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.” We are grateful to the Swedish Research Council and FORMAS for the opportunity to engage in the workshop and its support for our project.
Other News
Felix Hartmann participated in the PhD course “Survey experiments: Design and data analysis” with Mike Tomz (Stanford) at The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) at the University of Bergen.