Middle East and North Africa

Fafo’s research programme in the Middle East and North Africa region aims to identify the main dynamics of conflict and peace. We place special emphasis on living conditions, how ordinary people cope with and are affected by conflict, and how they contribute to social and political dynamics.


Fafo is active in Sudan, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan, amongst other countries. In addition to our two local offices in Gaza City and Bethlehem, we cooperate with a number of partner institutions in these countries, including state organizations and NGOs. We regularly carry out research and activities for international organizations, including national Governments, United Nations agencies, bilateral donors and the World Bank.

Middle East and North Africa



Research director
Anna Kvittingen, Åge A. Tiltnes, Ronia Salman, Hana Asfour and Dina Baslan
Fafo-rapport 2019:34
Åge A. Tiltnes, Huafeng Zhang and Jon Pedersen
Fafo-report 2019:04
Kristian Takvam Kindt and Heba Khalil
Fafo-paper 2018:24
Tewodros Aragie Kebede and Kristian Takvam Kindt
Fafo-report 2016:20
Svein Erik Stave and Solveig Hillesund
Fafo-report 2015:16
Huafeng Zhang, Åge A. Tiltnes and Hani Eldada
Fafo-paper 2014:18
Fafo-paper 2014:17
Fafo-paper 2014:16
Mona Christophersen
Fafo-report 2013:50
Mona Christophersen, Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson and Åge A. Tiltnes
Fafo-report 2013:48
Åge A. Tiltnes and Huafeng Zhang
Fafo-report 2013:42
Tewodros Aragie Kebede, Kristian Takvam Kindt and Jacob Høigilt
Fafo-report 2013:39
Mona Christophersen, Jing Liu, Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson and Åge A. Tiltnes
Fafo-paper 2013:13
Jacob Høigilt
Fafo-report 2010:05
Gro Hasselknippe and Marianne Tveit
Fafo-report 2007:41
Geir Øvensen and Pål Sletten
Fafo-report 2007:02
Åge A. Tiltnes
Fafo-report 464
Pål Sletten and Louay H. Rashid
Fafo-paper 2005:17
Laurie Blome Jacobsen
Fafo-report 425
Fafo AIS in cooperation with Palestinian Center Bureau of Statistics and Natural Resources in Damascus
Fafo-report 418
Laurie Blome Jacobsen
Fafo-report 415
Jon Pedersen, Mona Christophersen, Pål Sletten
Fafo-report 371
Jon Pedersen, Mona Christophersen, Lena C. Endresen and Pål Sletten
Fafo-report 365
Tone Sommerfelt (ed.)
Fafo-report 370
Jon Pedersen, Sara Randall and Marwan Khawaja (eds.)
Fafo-report 353
Fafo-report 345
Willy Egset and Suzanne Hammad
Fafo-paper 1999:03
Jon Pedersen and Rick Hooper (ed.)
Fafo-report 242
Are Hovdenak, Jon Pedersen, Dag H. Tuastad, Elia Zureik
Fafo-report 236
Lena Endresen, Jon Hanssen-Bauer, Jon Pedersen
Fafo-paper 1997:17
Fafo-paper 1995:08
Signe Gilen et al.
Fafo-report 177
Geir Øvensen
Fafo-report 166
Marianne Heiberg and Geir Øvensen et al.
Fafo-report 151

Jon Pedersen and Åge A. Tiltnes

Youth in the southern and eastern Mediterranean:
between informality and precariousness

Tewodros Aragie Kebede, Kristian Takvam Kindt og Jacob Høigilt

Writing change: Diglossia and popular writing practices in Egypt

Mona Christophersen

Jordan and the Syrian refugees


Kjetil Selvik, Jon Nordenson and Tewodros Aragie Kebede

Print Media Liberalization and Electoral Coverage Bias in Kuwait

The Middle East Journal

Sari Hanafi and Åge A. Tiltnes

Discrimination of Palestinian Professionals in Lebanon

Journal of Palestine Studies

Åge Arild Tiltnes

New head of state in Jordan: The major challenges facing King Abdullah

Tidskrift för mellanösternstudier