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Åge Arild Tiltnes


Area of work

Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Middle East, youth, refugees, living conditions, household surveys and perception polls

Current projects

European management of migration and refugees

In this project, MARE, we look at Europe's role in the management of migration and refuges in 4 areas, Amman in Jordan, the Bequaa Valley in Lebanon, Agades in Niger and Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda.

Fafo publications

Other publications

Completed projects

Norwegian UN junior professionals

Commissioned by Norec, this project examines factors that can induce a higher proportion of Norwegian Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) to remain employed in the UN when their JPO assignments end. The project builds mainly on information from 7 key informants, in-depth interviews with 11 former and 2 current JPOs, and a questionnaire survey disseminated to 127 former and current JPOs. Data were collected in the second half of 2022. The project resulted in a Fafo report and a Fafo paper, which summarises the findings of the report.

The impact of EEA and Norway grants

The project will review and summarise existing knowledge on the effects of the Norwegian contribution to the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants aimed to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen bilateral relations with 15 EU countries, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe. Norway provides approx. 95% of the funding; Iceland and Liechtenstein the rest.

Evaluation of e-learning laboratories in Niger

Commissioned by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), this project has assessed the impact of electronic learning laboratories (E-labs) in Niger. The E-labs are part of the "Strengthening Equity, Access and Quality in Education (SEAQE Sahel)" program, funded by Norad. SEAQE Sahel aims to enhance educational opportunities for all children, especially those from poor and marginalized communities, with a particular focus on girls and children with disabilities. The E-labs are implemented in primary schools in rural setting to provide students with access to tablets and interactive learning stations, thereby enriching their reading and numeracy skills.

Tracking disability inclusion in selected multilateral organizations
This project will examine the extent to which major development and humanitarian institutions implement programs and projects that benefit disabled people.
Impact of COVID-19 in Arab States

The project conducts assessments on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in three Arab States: Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The assessments will help to better understand the scope of the crisis and some of the pressing issues and concerns which workers from different walks of life are facing today, such as their current employment status, source of income, expenditure channels and poverty levels. These results can help us design new interventions, which meet the needs of these workers.

Education, skills, work experiences and work preferences of Syrians in Jordan (2017-2018)
The project aimed at collecting and analysing original survey data on Syrian refugees in Jordan, concentrating on living conditions and livelihoods, thereby supporting well-informed policy formulation on the part of the Jordanian government and other stakeholders.
Camp Improvement Ein El-Hilweh

This project aimed at contributing to the identification of realistic camp improvement programs in the Ein El-Hilweh camp for Palestinian refugees in southern Lebanon. The project made use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods to assess the livelihoods of the refugee camp population. Community participation was a crucial aspect of the assessment. Data were collected in 2007.

The project was a collaboration between UNRWA and Fafo and was financed by a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Irakere i Jordan

Since the start of the Iraqi crisis a large number of Iraqis have left Iraq for other countries. Various estimates of the numbers of Iraqis in Jordan have been put forward, with some as high as one million, or 18 percent of the population of Jordan. However, such estimates were often not based on credible evidence.

Strengthening Social Statistics and Monitoring Living Conditions in Jordan

This project aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Jordan's Department of Statistics (DOS) in the collection, processing, and particularly analysis and dissemination of social and other statistics.