Dan Banik

Professor and Director of the Oslo SDG Initiative
Bilde av Dan Banik
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Besøksadresse Sognsveien 68 0855 Oslo
Postadresse Boks 1116 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Present appointment

Previous employment

  • Consulting Scholar, Stanford University, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (2014-2017)
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University, Beijing (2012- 2017)
  • Associate Professor, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo (2005-2014)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University (2013-2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University (2010-2011)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Stanford Centre on Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University (2010-2011)
  • Head of Reference Group, Norwegian-Finnish Trust Fund in the World Bank for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD), Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008-2010)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC (2006)

Courses taught



Emneord: Fattigdom, Mat, Rettigheter, Asia, Afrika, Bistand, Kina



Selected articles (last 10 years):

  • "Global Goals and the National Interest: Political Enthusiasm for Sustainable Development in China", in Sanjeev Chaddha (ed.), UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Panacea for Inclusive Development, New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publishers (forthcoming 2019).
  • "The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs: Integrating Development and Environment in Practice", The Calcutta Journal of Political Studies (forthcoming 2019)
  • "Business and Morals: Corporate Strategies for Sustainable Development in China" (with Ka Lin), Business and Politics (2019) (open access)
  • "The Politics of Hunger: Food Policy in Malawi" (with Michael Chasukwa), Food Ethics 3(4) (2019)
  • "Food Security in a Sustainable Development Era", Food Ethics 3(4) (2019) (open access)
  • "Bypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi's Local Development Fund" (with Michael Chasukwa), Politics and Governance 7(2): 103–116 (2019) (open access)
  • "Transforming Research, Teaching and Learning of Public Administration for Improved Governance and Management: The Norhed experience in Malawi", (with Happy Kayuni, Bonface Dulani and Kaja Elise Gresko) chapter 21 in T. Halvorsen, K. S. Orgeret & R. Krøvel (eds.), Sharing Knowledge, Transforming Societies The Norhed Programme 2013–2020, Cape Town: African Minds (2019) (open access)
  • "The Perils of Megaphone Diplomacy: Malawian--Mozambican Relations Following the Shire-Zambezi Waterway Project", Department of Political and Administrative Studies (PAS) working paper series, Chancellor College, Malawi, September (2019) (pdf)
  • "Institutional Bypass and Aid Effectiveness in Africa" (with Michael Chasukwa), WIDER working paper series March 2019, United Nations University, UNU-WIDER (2019).
  • "Coordinating Chinese Aid in a Globalized World", research article, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (2019) (pdf)
  • "Taking Stock of the SDGs", in Deepak Dwivedi and Pooran Pandey (eds.), Leaving No One Behind: SDGs and South-South Cooperation, New Delhi: NITI AYOG/ Crossbill (2018) (pdf)
  • "Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: Does it Matter for State Capacity?"Third World Thematics (with Benedicte Bull, 2018)
  • "The Legal Empowerment of the Poor”, in Christopher May, Adam Winchester & Gill Gardner (eds.), The Edward Elgar Handbook on the Rule of Law, Cheltenham, Edgar Elgar (2018) 
  • "New Business: The Private Sector as a New Global Development Player" (with Jason Miklian), Global Policy Journal (2017)
  • "A Climate for Commerce: The Political Agronomy of Conservation Agriculture in Zambia" (with Ola Westengen et.al.), Agriculture and Human Values (2017)
  • "The Digital Classroom: Innovation, Dissemination and Democratization of Knowledge", in Susanne Koch (ed.), Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education (2017)
  • "An Exogenous Path of Development: Explaining the Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in China" (with Ka Lin and Longfei Yi), International Journal of Social Quality (2016)
  • "The Hungry Nation: Food Policy and Food Politics in India", Food Ethics, 1-29  (2016) 
  • "The Frontiers of Poverty Reduction in Emerging Asia" (with Arve Hansen), Forum for Development Studies (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2015.1134646
  • "The Impact of Emerging Donors on Development and Poverty Reduction" (with Michael Chasukwa), chap. 9 in D. Banik & B. Chinsinga (eds.), Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The Democratic Dividend, New York: Routledge (2016) 
  • "The State of Food Security: From Availability, Access and Rights to Food Systems Approaches" (with Ola T. Westengen), Forum for Development Studies (2016).
  • "Difference or Indifference: China's Development Assistance Unpacked" (with Li Xiaoyun, Tang Lixia and Wu Jin, IDS Bulletin, 45(4): 22-35. (2014)
  • "Access to Justice and Social Unrest in China's Countryside: Disputes on Land Acquisition and Compensation" (with Zhou Chao), Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 6(2): 254-275. (2014)
  • "Fieldwork amidst Poverty and Deprivation: Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Impact", Indian Anthropologist 44: 53-68. (2014)
  • "Walking the Talk: Rights, Justice and the Fight Against Poverty" in Patrick Keyzer, Vesselin Popovski and Charles Sampford (ed.), Access to International Justice, London: Routledge (2014).
  • "The Global Citizen and the Immorality of Poverty" in Aksel Braanen Sterri (ed.), Global Citizen: Challenges and Responsibilities in an Interconnected World, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (2014).
  • "The Pursuit of Inclusive Development in China: From Developmental to Rights-Based Social Protection" (with Li Xiaoyun), Indian Journal of Human Development, 7(1): 205-221. (2013)
  • "China and Poverty Reduction in Africa", in Guanghua Yu (ed.), Rethinking Law and Development: The Chinese Experience, London: Routledge (2013).
  • "Growth and Hunger in India", in Francis Fukuyama, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner (eds.), Poverty, Inequality and Democracy, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. (2012)
  • "Human Rights for Human Development: The Rhetoric and the Reality", Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 30(1) (2012).
  • "Growth and Hunger in India", Journal of Democracy, 22 (3): 90-104. (2011)
  • "Governing an Asian Giant: Judicial Activism on Hunger in India”, Journal of Asian Public Policy, 3(3) (2010)
  • “Support for Human Rights-Based Development: Reflections on the Malawian Experience”, The International Journal of Human Rights, 14(1) (2010)
  • “Governing the Asian Giants: Development Policy in China and India” (with B. A. Andreassen), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 3(3) (2010)
  • “Human Rights and Extreme Poverty: African Perspectives” (with B. A. Andreassen), The International Journal of Human Rights, 14(1) (2010).
  • “Legal Empowerment as a Conceptual and Operational Tool in Fighting Poverty”, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 1 (1): 117-131 (2009).
  • Chasukwa, Michael & Banik, Dan (2019). Bypassing Government: Aid Effectiveness and Malawi’s Local Development Fund. Politics and Governance.  ISSN 2183-2463.  7(2), s 103- 116 . doi: 10.17645/pag.v7i2.1854
  • Banik, Dan (2018). The Legal Empowerment of the Poor, In  Handbook on the Rule of Law.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781786432438.  Chapter 25.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Banik, Dan (2018). Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: does it matter for state capacity?. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal.  ISSN 2380-2014. . doi: 10.1080/23802014.2018.1531682 Vis sammendrag
  • Westengen, Ola; Nyanga, Progress Hanzwida; Chibamba, Douty; Guillen-Royo, Monica & Banik, Dan (2017). A climate for commerce: the political agronomy of conservation agriculture in Zambia. Agriculture and Human Values.  ISSN 0889-048X.  35(1), s 255- 268 . doi: 10.1007/s10460-017-9820-x Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Hungry Nation: Food Policy and Food Politics in India. Food Ethics.  ISSN 1753-9056.  1(1), s 1- 29
  • Banik, Dan & Chasukwa, Michael (2016). The Impact of Emerging Donors on Development and Poverty Reduction, In Dan Banik & Blessings Chinsinga (ed.),  Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The Democratic Dividend.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138925212.  9.  s 147 - 168
  • Banik, Dan & Chinsinga, Blessings (2016). Introduction, In Dan Banik & Blessings Chinsinga (ed.),  Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The Democratic Dividend.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138925212.  1.  s 1 - 12
  • Banik, Dan & Chinsinga, Blessings (2016). Major conclusions, In Dan Banik & Blessings Chinsinga (ed.),  Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The Democratic Dividend.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138925212.  11.  s 188 - 196
  • Banik, Dan & Hansen, Arve (2016). The Frontiers of Poverty Reduction in Emerging Asia. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(1), s 47- 68 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134646 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Westengen, Ola & Banik, Dan (2016). The State of Food Security: From Availability, Access and Rights to Food Systems Approaches. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(1), s 113- 134 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134644 Vis sammendrag
  • Banik, Dan (2014). Fieldwork amidst Poverty and Deprivation: Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Impact. Indian Anthropologist.  ISSN 0970-0927.  44, s 53- 68
  • Banik, Dan (2014). The Global Citizen and the Immorality of Poverty, In Aksel Braanen Sterri (ed.),  Global citizen - challenges and responsibility in an interconnected world.  Sense Publishers.  ISBN 9789462099289.  5.  s 37 - 46
  • Banik, Dan (2014). Walking the talk: human rights, access to justice and the fight against poverty, In Patrick Keyzer; Vesselin Popovski & Charles Sampford (ed.),  Access to International Justice.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138787339.  2.  s 17 - 34
  • Li, Xiaoyun; Banik, Dan; Tang, Lixia & Wu, Jin (2014). Difference or Indifference: China’s Development Assistance Unpacked. IDS Bulletin.  ISSN 0265-5012.  45(4), s 22- 35 . doi: 10.1111/1759-5436.12090
  • Zhou, Chao & Banik, Dan (2014). Access to Justice and Social Unrest in China’s Countryside: Disputes on Land Acquisition and Compensation. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law.  ISSN 1876-4045.  6(2), s 254- 275 . doi: 10.1017/S1876404514001110
  • Banik, Dan (2013). China and Poverty Reduction in Africa, In Guanghua Yu (ed.),  Rethinking Law and Development: The Chinese Experience.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0415640367.  chapter 9.
  • Banik, Dan & Li, Xiaoyun (2013). The Pursuit of Inclusive Development in China: From Developmental to Rights-Based Social Protection. Indian Journal of Human Development.  ISSN 0973-7030.  7(1), s 205- 221

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  • Banik, Dan & Chinsinga, Blessings (ed.) (2016). Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The Democratic Dividend. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138925212.  206 s.

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  • Banik, Dan (2018). Taking Stock of the SDGs, In Pooran Pande & Deepak Dwivedi (ed.),  Leaving No One Behind: SDGs and South-South Cooperation.  Crossbill Publishing/Niti Aayog.  ISBN 9789382297567.  Chapter.
  • Miklian, Jason & Banik, Dan (2017). New Business: The Private Sector as a New Global Development Player. Global Policy.  ISSN 1758-5880.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). African Political Leadership: Western and African Perspectives.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Aid Complementarity or Competition: Traditional and Non-Traditional Donors in Malawi.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Aid Effectiveness: Preliminary Project Findings.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Bistand: Hva fungerer?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Civil society – Norad-konferansen 2016. Vis sammendrag
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 04. januar). Dan Banik: Positive utviklingstrekk i verden. [TV].  NRK URIX.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 17. februar). Dan Banik: Verdens sultproblemer. [TV].  NRK URIX.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 01. februar). Dan Banik: Vi kan lære kommunikasjon av Kina. [Tidsskrift].  iFokus.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Democracy in Malawi. What Works Blog.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Demotivation in Bureaucracies and What Can be Done ti Motivate the Street Level Bureaucrat.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Development at the Crossroads.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Does Aid Work?. What Works Blog.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Fattigdomsutfordringen – et samfunnsvitenskapelig perspektiv.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Fremtids bistand, og kommentar på KrF sin utviklingsmelding.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Governance and Development in Malawi.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Governance and State Legitimacy in Malawi.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). How can UiO students contribute to global partnerships?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Hvordan bør man lage en MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 21. september). Kina viser vei – langt færre svært fattige.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Knowledge Production for the SDGs.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 20. oktober). Mottakerlandene må føle at de bidrar.  Dagens Perspektiv.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 03. november). Norsk bistandspolitikk: KrF vil ha omfattende reformer.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Når virker bistand?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 04. november). Om SOS-barnebyers nye prosjekter i Malawi. [Radio].  NRK "Ekko".
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Political Transition, Democracy and Inclusive Development in Malawi.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Poverty Reduction in Malawi Viewed from a Political Economy Perspective.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Promising Practices in International Development and the Future of Nepal.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Public Policy in Malawi: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Public Policymaking and Implementation in Developing Countries: Implications for Malawi's Future.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Reflections on research on the impact of foreign aid.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Revisiting Social Science Research Methods.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Revisiting the Democracy-Development Debate in Malawi.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Role and Impact of Civil Society in International Development.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 04. november). Samfunnstoppene ble enige om et ran.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 20. september). Slik har teknologien endret livet for de fattige.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2016, 17. mars). Søk samarbeid med Kina.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Future of International Development: Thoughts on the Shift from the MDGs to the SDGs.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Global Goals and the Eradication of Poverty.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Monarchy as an Institution in Democratic Norway.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The New International Development Agenda and China's Role in Global Development.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Role of Academics in a Changing World.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). The Sustainable Development Goals and the Role of Business.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). What Role Should China play in World Politics?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). What Works? Why? And for Whom? Preliminary Results from the Project on the Impact of Norwegian and Chinese Development Assistance in Malawi and Zambia.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). What Works in Development?.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). What Works in India? Reflecting on Promising Practices in International Development.
  • Banik, Dan (2016). Why is the Chinese Aid Model Increasingly Popular in Africa?. What Works Blog.
  • Banik, Dan & Hegertun, Nikolai (2016). Opplysende bistandsdebatt?. Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Hansen, Arve & Banik, Dan (2016). Kan sosialismen ha bekjempet fattigdommen i Kina og Vietnam?. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Hansen, Arve & Banik, Dan (2016). Kina og Vietnam: Utfordringer for fattigdomsbekjempelsens verdensmestre. SUM-bloggen.
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann & Banik, Dan (2016, 21. september). Hvorfor klarer ikke rike India å bekjempe kronisk underernæring?. [Internett].  Forskning.no. Vis sammendrag
  • Holsten, Hilde Hartmann & Banik, Dan (2016). India: An Economic Giant, but a Hungry Nation. ScienceNordic.com. Vis sammendrag
  • Banik, Dan & Bull, Benedicte (2015, 02. mars). Gikk fra 25 til 6000 studenter på én uke.  Dagens Næringsliv.
  • Banik, Dan (2014). Rhetoric and Reality: The Human Rights Approach in Norwegian Development Assistance.
  • Banik, Dan (2014). The Politics of Chinese Development Assistance in Africa.
  • Banik, Dan (2014). The Wukan Model: Resolving Conflicts over Access to Land in China.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). CSR i Kina.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Morals of Chinese Firms.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Development and Poverty Reduction in a Post-MDG Era.
  • Banik, Dan (2013, 16. oktober). Digital massemønstring.  Universitas.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Emerging” Countries and World Development: A Comparative Perspective of China and India.
  • Banik, Dan (2013, 13. september). Endelig en akademisk debatt med konsekvenser for folk flest. I alle fall dem som bor i India.  Morgenbladet.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Impact of Chinese Agricultural Aid to Africa: The Case of Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centres.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). India: Det Nye Kina?.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Judicial Activism and the Right to Food in India.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). Key Issues in Development Studies.
  • Banik, Dan (2013, 24. januar). Nytt masterkurs om utviklingssuksesser.  Bistandsaktuelt.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). The Asian Giants: India and China in a Post-MDG World.
  • Banik, Dan (2013). The Security and Insecurity of Production, Distribution and Access to Adequate Food.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Banik, Dan (2013). Utviklingspolitikk og fattigdomsreduksjon: hva fungerer og hvorfor. Bistandsaktuelt.  ISSN 1501-0201.
  • Banik, Dan (2012, 25. juni). 10 spørsmål og svar om sultkatastrofen i Afrika.  Aftenposten.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Brazil as an Emerging Power: Challenges and Dilemmas.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). China and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). China's Foreign Aid and Investments Abroad: Is it Poverty Reduction Oriented?.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Democracy, Development and Poverty: What is the Relationship?.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Development as Freedom.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Development: The Elusive Agenda.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Elusive Development and the Latin American Success.
  • Banik, Dan (2012). Ethics, Business and the Promotion of Development and Poverty Reduction.

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