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UNU-WIDER Carl-Gustav Lindén

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Carl-Gustav Lindén
Carl-Gustav Lindén

Carl-Gustav Lindén, a Swedish-speaking Finnish citizen, started his job as a senior communications consultant for the ReCom programme in August 2012. He has been a business journalist and editor working for print, radio, and television media. In May 2012 he defended his PhD thesis, 'National Champions in Combat: Nokia vs. Ericsson and the Sensemaking of Business News' (University of Helsinki). As a project manager he was also involved in developing journalism education. 



Senior Communications Specialist (part-time)

Contact information

Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
FI-00160 Helsinki, Finland

Telephone: +358-(0)9-615 9911
Mobile: +358 40 515 7682
Fax: +358-(0)9-615 99333
Email: carl-gustav(at)

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Carl-Gustav Lindén has had a personal and professional interest in development issues already since the 1980s when he was travelling extensively and writing about development issues from a number of countries, mainly in Asia. During the years he has covered economic, political and social development in countries such as China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Lebanon, Nigeria and Uganda. He has reported for newspapers and magazines not only in Finland but also in Sweden and Norway.

Further reading

The Bangladesh paradox - an interview with Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

The Many Shades of Fragility
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

The great African data debate
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

Imperfect data increases uncertainty
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

Aid in the climate change combat
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

VIDEOAngle: Reorientating the results based agenda – interview by Carl-Gustav Lindén. Video link

Youth Employment: A Key Issue
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

Jobs are Development
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article.

Video Angle Research Communication: Why Doesn’t Research Turn Into Policy?
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full video

Research Entering the Policy Domain
Carl-Gustav Lindén Full article

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