Jon Harald Sande Lie

Research Professor


Jon Harald Sande Lie holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Bergen (2011) and is research professor in the Research Group on Global Order and Diplomacy (GOaD).

His research scope pertains to international aid, global governance and state formation, focusing on development and humanitarian aid in Eastern Africa, particularly Ethiopia and Uganda where he has conducted long-term fieldworks in studying the partnership relation at the level of NGOs and those involving the World Bank.

He is co-editor for the journal Forum for Development Studies. He is project manager for the FRIPRO project Developmentality and the anthropology of partnershipand he is project manager and principal investigator of Public–Private Development Interfaces in Ethiopia - Research project | NUPI


2011 PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

2004 MPhil in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

2000 Cand. Mag. (roughly equivalent to BA): Social Anthropology (1,5 year); History of Ideas (1 year); History of Religion (1 year); Philosophy (0,5 year); Development and Environment (0,5 year)

Work Experience

2022- Research professor, NUPI

2007- Research fellow/Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

2004- Scholarship holder, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

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