Advisory Group

The Advisory Group of Swedish and international researchers that enables ICLD to keep up to date with and disseminate the latest research is an important component of the Knowledge Centre.

The ICLD Advisory Group comprises:

Anders Lindström – Professor, Department of Political Science, Umeå University

Annika Björkdahl – Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University

G. Shabbir Cheema – Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, USA

Inga Björk-Klevby – Former UN Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, former Swedish Ambassador to Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Kenya, the Comoros, Liberia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, and Sierra Leone

James Manor – Professor Emeritus, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

Jesse C. Ribot – Professor, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, School of Earth, Society and Environment, University of Illinois, USA

Joakim Öjendal – Professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Merilee Grindle – Professor Emerita, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

Pamela Mbabazi – Professor, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Mbarara, Uganda

Read more about our Advisory group here

Advisory Group Research projects Publications For students Events


Municipal Partnership

KP - Equal value in the Democratic process -Project

Municipal Partnership

KP - Collaboration Between Borlänge and Chisinau to increase the competence of the teachers in the areas of Autism & ADHD

Municipal Partnership

KP - Education project

Municipal Partnership

Kp - To strengthen the inclusion of young mothers in the local community

Knowledge Centre

Partnerskap på väg mot ökad lokal demokrati, IQA-rapport 2016

Russian and Swedish cities face similar challenges

How can Swedish urban planning in Kiruna be relevant in the Russian town of Kostomuksha, 800 km to the east?
“We saw more similarities than differences,” says architect, Anne Faurskov, of AFARkitektur in Copenhagen.
And if you add Gällivare to the equation, the result is still the same.

12 December

Study says: Obstacles to reach gender equality

For the last seventeen years, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia have been striving to institutionalize gender equity and equality.
This has been achieved by developing legal and policy frameworks, establishing institutional gender mainstreaming mechanisms and engendering national statistical institutions.
“Despite the advanced institutionalization of gender issues, the lives of women have not significantly improved during this period,” says professor Annika Björkdahl and Lejla Somun-Kruoalija, independent researcher, in a recently published study.

05 December


Visby / Nyhet

ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant

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Stockholm / Nyhet

Added value working with advisory experts

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Cape Town/Harare / Nyhet

Strengthen your brand by municipal funding

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Karelia / Nyhet

"Life Without Borders" break up isolation

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Stockholm / News

Talk about local democracy focusing on women's participation.

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Visby / News


KC - Stephan Hochleithner, Andreas Exner (2018) Outmigration, Development, and Global Environmental Change. A Review and Discussion of Case Studies from the West African Sahel