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Jon Harald Sande Lie

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 fieldwork 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 partnership, and he is project manager and principal investigator of Public–Private Development Interfaces in Ethiopia - Research project | NUPI


  • –present
    Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs