Ragnhild Belbo

Research Assistant

Ragnhild Belbo
Ragnhild Belbo left PRIO in 2016. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


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Master Thesis

Belbo, Ragnhild (2014) Petroleum Resources and Internal Armed Conflict. May Countries' Institutional Legacy or Conflict Legacy Condition the Conflict-Inducing Effect of Oil?. MA thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Oslo.

Conference Paper

Østby, Gudrun; Henrik Urdal; Andreas Forø Tollefsen; Andreas Kotsadam; Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug (2015) Armed conflict and maternal health care Micro-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. , presented at the Annual Convention of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA , 3–6 September.

Blog Posts

Are Norwegian Oil Companies making Civil Wars More Likely?

Posted by Ragnhild Belbo on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

East Africa has become the latest hotspot for oil-and-gas discoveries, but the reserves are located in countries characterized by weak state institutions and social unrest. A number of African countries – several of them with significant Norwegian assistance – are on the threshold of becoming major producers of oil and gas. Does this mean that Norwegian companies are contributing to increase the risk of civil war in these countries? Weak state institutions and social unrest Two years ago, on 16 January 2013, an armed Islamist group attacked the Statoil- and BP-run gas plant at In Amenas in Algeria. For almost ...