Vegard Bye


Senior Partner

Vegard has led several international, multi-sector, complex programmes and evaluations, including in conflict and post-conflict situations. He has worked with civil society, parliaments, watchdog institutions and media to promote access to information, pluralistic and participatory democracy-building and rights based development. He is presently coordinating a comprehensive research programme in Angola. His main regional experience (45+years) is from Latin America, plus a number of countries in Africa and Asia.


  • Dr.philos, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. Dissertation: Economic Reforms with Potential for Political Transformation in Cuba on Raúl Castro´s Watch (2008-2018). Dissertation defended January 2019.
  • 1977 Cand. Polit (equivalent to MA+), Political Science/ International Politics, University of Oslo. Thesis: “Nationalization of Oil in Venezuela: A Study of Modifications in Dependency Structures”.
  • 1973 Cand. Mag, Social Sciences, University of Oslo (with courses in political science, sociology, public law).


  • Democratic transition and consolidation in conflict and post-conflict societies
  • Human rights
  • Good governance
  • Social science research
  • Sustainable energy development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Media and access to information
  • Civil society


  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
  • French

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