Policy Briefs

Research communication beyond journal articles is important to me, both because I know insights from research are important for civil society, as well as for public employees – in ministers, in schools, and in many other institutions. Many journalists are also interested in research insights, and frankly, effective communication of research insights in briefer formats, is also helpful among researchers, to quickly grasp new knowledge, and consider which further publications to delve into.

PRIO has an established Policy Brief series – of 4 page-briefs – which aim to communicate research insights, which have relevance for policy and practice. More often than not, we refrain from providing policy advice, and instead, shed light on the dilemmas emerging from our research, where choices should be made in an informed manner. You’ll also find reports – summary reports from completed projects, as well as a few reports from commissioned work.


Bertelli, Davide; Marta Bivand Erdal; Kacper Szulecki; Anatolie Cosciug; Angelina Kussy; Gabriella Mikiewicz & Corina Tulbure (2021) Migrant Political Engagement and Voting from Abroad: Insights from Interviews with Polish and Romanian Migrants in Barcelona and OsloPRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.


Erdal, Marta Bivand; Jørgen Carling; Cindy Horst & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Integration and Development: Need for DialoguePRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Jørgen Carling; Cindy Horst & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Diaspora, Development and Integration: A Review of Policies and PracticePRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.


Erdal, Marta Bivand; Davide Bertelli; Mathias Kruse; Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn; Arnfinn H. Midtbøen; Grete Brochmann; Pieter Bevelander; Per Mouritsen; Emily Cochran Bech & Kristian Kriegbaum Jensen (2019) Citizenship, Participation and Belonging in Scandinavia: Results from a survey among young adults of diverse origins in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Lubomiła Korzeniewska; Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka & Magdalena Żadkowska (2019) Building Trust across Borders, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Horst, Cindy; Marta Bivand Erdal; Kjersti Fjørtoft; Jonas Jakobsen; Noor Jdid; Per Mouritsen; & Tore Vincents Olsen (2019) Active Citizenship Today, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

Brekke, Jan-Paul; Simon Roland Birkvad; & Marta Bivand Erdal (2019) Losing the Right to Stay: Revocation of immigration residence permits and citizenship in Norway – Experiences and effects. Oslo: Institute for Social Research – Institutt for Samfunnsforskning.

Korzeniewska, Lubomiła; Marta Bivand Erdal; Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka; & Magdalena Żadkowska (2019) Trust across Borders: A Review of the Literature on Trust, Migration and Child Welfare Services, Gdańsk.


Horst, Cindy & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) What is Diversity?, PRIO Policy Brief, 12. Oslo: PRIO.

Horst, Cindy & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Co-Creating Knowledge: Creative collaborations between researchers, artists, policymakers and practitioners, PRIO Policy Brief, 10. Oslo: PRIO.

Horst, Cindy; Noor Jdid & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Rethinking the ‘Good Citizen’, PRIO Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: PRIO.

Carling, Jørgen & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Is ‘Sustainable Migration’ a Valuable Concept?, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Jørgen Carling; Cindy Horst & Cathrine Talleraas (2018) Defining Sustainable Migration, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; Bård Harstad; Carl Henrik Knutsen; Trude Lappegård; Torbjørn Skardhamar; & Gudrun Østby (2018) At the crossroads of open access to research, An assessment of the possible consequences of Plan S for publishing, research quality and research environments. Oslo: PRIO.

Midtbøen, Arnfinn H.; Simon Roland Birkvad; & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Citizenship in the Nordic Countries, Copenhagen: TemaNord, Nordic Council of Ministers.


Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; & Ebba Tellander (2017) Insights from Migration Research at PRIO, PRIO Research Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Micheal Collyer; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; Katrine Fangen; Thomas Lacroix; Åshild Kolås; & Mette Strømsø (2017) Negotiating the Nation: Implications of Ethnic and Religious Diversity for National Identity, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

Syse, Henrik; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; Marta Bivand Erdal; Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud; Tine Ustad Figenschou; Mareile Kaufmann; Odin Lysaker; & Francis Steen (2017) Negotiating Values: Norway in the wake of July 22, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.


Erdal, M.B. and Strømsø, M. (2016), Norskhet i flertall [Plural Norwegianness], PRIO Policy Brief 14. Oslo: PRIO.


Erdal, M.B. and Borchgrevink, K. (2015), Diaspora Development Engagements Seen through the Prism of Islamic Charity, PRIO Policy Brief 16. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, M.B. (2015), Pakistan as a Return Migration Destination, PRIO Policy Brief 13. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, M.B. and Talleraas, C. (2015), Becoming One of Us? PRIO Policy Brief 11. Oslo: PRIO.

Talleraas, C. and Erdal, M.B. (2015), Contestations over National Identity and Diversity, PRIO Policy Brief 10. Oslo: PRIO.

Erdal, M.B. and Ezzati, R.T. (2015), Age, life cycle, and length of stay: Temporal perspectives on integration, PRIO Policy Brief 1. Oslo: PRIO

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Alice Ennals; Kari Helene Partapouli; & Nadia Falch Bandak, eds, (2015) Diaspora og Utvikling [Diaspora and Development] Oslo: Development Fund.

Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bolognani; Marta Bivand Erdal; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; Ceri Oeppen; Erlend Paasche; Silje Vatne Pettersen; & Tove Heggli Sagmo (2015) Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.


Erdal, Marta Bivand & Cindy Horst (2010) Engaging Diasporas in Development. A Review of Pilot Project Pakistan, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.


Carling, Jørgen; Marta Bivand Erdal; Cindy Horst; & Hilde Wallacher (2007) Legal, Rapid and Reasonably Priced? A Survey of Remittance Services in Norway, PRIO Report, 3. Oslo: PRIO.