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CMI Working Paper | Jun 2020
Abstract We present unique survey data on the migration predictions of 400 households in two extremely climate exposed unions of coastal Bangladesh. We have four main findings. First, despite having prospects...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:04) 33 p.
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jun 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 6. The end game: asset recovery and return – an unfinished agenda
The tracing, confiscation, and return of stolen funds is the final part of the anti-corruption journey. Successful recoveries and returns are crucial if ‘returner’ and ‘receiver’ countries are to be...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:6)
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
A place-based framework for assessing resettlement capacity in the context of climate change induced displacement
Place-based resettlement capacity assessments to identify potential resettlement places for climate migrants are needed to guide climate change related resettlement programs. The authors propose and validate a conceptual climate change...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:3) 46 p.
U4 Issue | 2019
Asset recovery and illicit financial flows from a developmental perspective: Concepts, scope, and potential
The transfer abroad of assets acquired through corruption deprives developing countries of their domestic resources. Asset recovery offers a path to repatriate ill-gotten gains, but the amounts recovered pale in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2019:12)
CMI Working Paper | 2019
This paper assesses determinants of crop market participation among smallholder farmers in Tanzania, with a focus on transaction cost, asset endowment and cooperatives. The study is based on household survey...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2010:1)
CMI Insight | 2019
Is China pressuring poor countries with debt? Debt trap diplomacy is a recent term that is used to describe Chinese loans for infrastructure and development in developing countries. Zambia is...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2019:01)
U4 Guide | 2019
UNCAC in a nutshell 2019. A quick guide to the United Nations Convention against Corruption for donor agency and embassy staff
This guide provides an overview of the anti-corruption provisions of the UNCAC, covering criminalisation and preventive measures, international cooperation and asset recovery, as well as the Convention's implementation review mechanism....
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Guide 2019:2)
Journal Article | 2019
Exchange asymmetries in individual decision-making have attracted substantial attention from economists since Thaler (1980) referred to the phenomenon that losses are weighted more heavily than gains as an “endowment effect”...
in World Development vol. 115 pp. 269-278
U4 Brief | 2018
Big and open data sources can empower development practitioners and aid recipients to reduce the harmful effects of corruption in development. Data on public procurement, campaign contributions, asset disclosure and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2018:7)
Report in External Series | 2018
Research in developing countries demonstrates the importance of life skills for improving a range of outcomes for adolescent girls. These outcomes include improved psychosocial and mental health (e.g., emotional resilience,...
NW Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution (POLICY BRIEF) 12 p.
U4 Brief | 2017
Winners of the U4 Proxy Challenge 2016 We need more imaginative ways of addressing corruption. It is important to generate indicators that development agencies can use. U4 and DFID developed a...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:6)
Edited Book | 2017
First book to examine civil-military relations in post-Arab Spring Lebanon This volume examines Lebanon’s post-2011 security dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military relations. The Syrian civil war has strained the Lebanese Armed...
Palgrave Macmillan 155 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2017
Public financial transparency is increasingly advocated as a solution to concerns over legal tax planning by multinational corporations, and illegal tax evasion, fraud and money laundering. Caution is warranted since...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:3) 36 p.
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2017
As the richest state in Brazil, São Paulo has experienced its share of abuse of public office. However, it has also had some successful experiences with investigating, prosecuting, and recovering...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2017:2)
Book Chapter | 2017
Multi-confessional armies are often seen as being weak and prone to disintegration. The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is a case in point. From its inception it was formed as a...
in Are John Knudsen and Tine Gade: Civil-Military Relations in Lebanon. London: PalgraveMacmillan pp. 1-22
Sudan Working Paper | 2016
After the war broke out again in the border areas between the Sudans, a trading pattern known earlier as the “peace markets” reemerged. In contrast to previous attempts to use...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:8) 20 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2016
The Armed Forces and the Economy in Latin America: Contemporary Trends and Implications for Civil-Military Relations.
This paper examines several cases of military economic activities that persist in Latin America, despite the political and economic liberalization processes that have been under way in the region for...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:08) 28 p.
Report in External Series | 2016
While the international community is primarily concerned with trying to restore stability and providing protection and relief to an increasing number of people in South Sudan, evaluations of past development...
Oslo: Norad (Country Evaluation Briefs no. 6) 38 p.
CMI Insight | 2016
Illicit financial flows (IFFs) have become a high profile issue in recent years. The Sustainable Development Goals include a target (16.4: significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 5) 8 p.
U4 Issue | 2016
The average annual cost of corruption to Mozambique was recently estimated to be up to USD 4.9 billion for the period 2004-2014. Some analysts have entertained the idea that investments in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:6) 24 p