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Journal Article | 2019

Colonial legacy, state building and the salience of ethnicity in Sub-Saharan Africa

African colonial history suggests that British colonial rule may have undermined state centralisation due to legacies of ethnic segregation and stronger executive constraints. Using micro-data from anglophone and francophone countries...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Boqian Jiang and Abdulaziz Shifa (2019)
in The Economic Journal vol. 129 no. 617 pp. 1048-1081
CMI Insight | 2017

Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa

The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Tom Goodfellow (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 1) 8 p.
U4 Issue | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping

Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with investigative and/or...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Matthew C. Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:7) 28 p
CMI Brief | 2016

Petroleum fund in Tanzania? Other alternatives may be better

The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development and jobs. This Brief argues that the Tanzanian society...
Ragnar Torvik (2016)
Bergen & Dar es Salaam : Chr. Michelsen Institute & REPOA (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 10) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2013

Implementing a transparency and accountability policy to reduce corruption: The GAVI Alliance in Cameroon

The GAVI Alliance – an alliance of the world’s major players in global immunisation – uncovered massive misuse of its grants in Cameroon in 2011. GAVI’s Transparency and Accountability Policy...
Taryn Vian (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:9) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2013

Rule of law and environmental justice in the forests: The challenge of 'strong law enforcement' in corrupt conditions

Widespread illegal forest activities have contributed to deforestation, forest degradation, economic losses to nations and injustices for forest communities in many countries. Promoting rule of law, particularly through ‘strengthening law enforcement’, is...
Fiona Downs (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:6) 32 p.
Book Chapter | 1999

In search of a counter-hegemony

One of the more interesting, but also ambiguous, tendencies in Cameroon today is the restructuring of the political landscape. Instead of an extremely fragmented political system (where the political parties...
Inge Amundsen (1999)
in Lisbet Holtedahl, Siri Gerrard, Martin Z. Njeuma, Jean Boutrais (eds.): Le pouvoir du savoir / The power of knowledge. Paris: Karthala pp. 459-475