Welcome, I am a Senior Researcher at CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute) in Bergen and associated with the University of Konstanz and the University College London.

Before becoming a researcher I worked as an aid worker with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Swaziland and Uganda. These experiences keep shaping my research interest in the causes and consequences of violence, post-conflict reconstruction and how humanitarian and development aid can help rebuild a sustainable social and political order. My work has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, World Politics, International Interactions, World Development, Third World Quarterly and others.

Frequently, I do field work in Africa (e.g., DR Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, Burundi, Nigeria) and cooperate with humanitarian and development agencies including the Welthungerhilfe, the KfW Development Bank, the World Bank, Oxfam and others. My research has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank.

You can contact me at carlo{dot}koos{at}cmi{dot}no or follow me on Twitter (@carlokoos)