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Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Seksuell vold skremmer ikke Sudans kvinner fra gatedemonstasjoner

Lite er mer skamfullt enn å bli voldtatt i Sudan. Nå forsøker regimets brutale styrker å skremme de kvinnelige demonstrantene bort fra gatene. Seksuell vold er våpenet.
Liv Tønnessen (2019)
Bistandsaktuelt 02.07.2019
Journal Article | 2019

Vulnerable populations and the right to health: lessons from the Peruvian Amazon around tuberculosis control

In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the “End TB Strategy”, setting new ambitious goals for elimination of tuberculosis (TB). In contrast with previous efforts to control TB, the...
Camila Gianella (2019)
in International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 18 no. 1 pp. 1-13
U4 Issue | 2019

China and global integrity-building: Challenges and prospects for engagement

Due to its economic weight and an increasingly active outreach towards developing countries under the framework of "South-South Cooperation", the People's Republic of China's (PRC) global footprint has become such...
Bertram Lang (2019)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2019:7)
Journal Article | 2019

Exchange asymmetries in productive assets: Tools, fertilizer or cash?

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”...
Stein Terje Holden,Sosina Bezu (2019)
in World Development vol. 115 pp. 269-278
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Sudan: Presidenten gjør sykehusene til målskiver

Demonstranter som har blitt såret under opptøyene i Sudan har søkt til sykehusene for å få hjelp. Også der blir de ofre for regimestyrkenes kuler. For Omar al-Bashirs regime er...
Liv Tønnessen (2019)
Bistandsaktuelt 23.01.2019
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

The ruins of Bangladesh’s LGBT community

What was once a fledgling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is now destroyed. In 2014 and 2015 the Bangladeshi gay scene was...
Inge Amundsen (2018)
East Asia Forum, Australia 23.03.2018
Book Chapter | 2018

Reducing Early Pregnancy in Low-Income Countries

Early pregnancies are generally associated with negative effects on women’shealth and education (Goldin & Katz 2002; Rasul 2008), as well as theireconomic achievement (Bailey 2006; Miller 2010). Early pregnancies arealso...
Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Amina Mohamed Maalim, Vincent Somville, Bertil Tungodden (2018)
in Siwan Anderson, Lori Beaman, and Jean-Philippe Platteau: Towards Gender Equity in Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp. 141-166
Journal Article | 2018

Who benefits from increased service utilisation? Examining the distributional effects of payment for performance in Tanzania

Payment for performance (P4P) strategies, which provide financial incentives to health workers and/or facilities for reaching pre-defined performance targets, can improve healthcare utilisation and quality. P4P may also reduce inequalities...
Peter John Binyaruka, Bjarne Robberstad, Gaute Torsvik, Josephine Borghi (2018)
in International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 17:14 pp. 1-16
Journal Article | 2017

Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation?

Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop local content policies (LCPs) to increase job and business opportunities for nationals in the...
Abel Kinyondo and Espen Villanger (2017)
Kinyondo and Villanger, 2017. Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation? The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(2), 371-384.
Report in External Series | 2017

A Question of Implementation. Strategies for supporting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Afghanistan

Formålet med rapporten er å få en bedre forståelse av områder som er sentrale for gjennomføring av Norges handlingsplan for kvinner, fred og sikkerhet i Afghanistan. Norge bidrar med relevant støtte...
Arne Strand, Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann with Samira Hamidi (2017)
Oslo: Norad (Norad reports no. 2017/1) 50 p.
CMI Report | 2015

We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women

Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. A government White Paper on the subject...
Astri Suhrke (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:11) 36 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan (in Arabic)

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
U4 Brief | 2015

Forest carbon rights and corruption: What donors can do to minimize the risks

Assigning forest carbon rights is crucial for any effective REDD+ system. Often linked to debates about forest tenure, carbon rights determine who can make decisions about REDD+, who can benefit,...
Fiona Downs (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:1) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Women’s Rights and Political Representation: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

This paper summarizes the main achievements and challenges for Afghan women’s participation in politics and their access to justice. It also presents the most important reflections amongst key stakeholders about possible ways forward, with...
Timor Sharan, Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
Oslo: PRIO (PRIO Paper 2014) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Lifetime QALY prioritarianism in priority setting: Quantification of the inherent trade-off

Background Multiple principles are relevant in priority setting, two of which are often considered particularly important. According to the greater benefit principle, resources should be directed toward the intervention with the...
Ottersen, T., O. Mæstad, and O. F. Norheim (2014)
in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation vol. 12 no. 2
Journal Article | 2013

Health inequalities in Ethiopia: modeling inequalities in length of life within and between population groups

Background and objectives Most studies on health inequalities use average measures, but describing the distribution of health can also provide valuable knowledge. In this paper, we estimate and compare within-group and...
Eirik Joakim Tranvåg, Merima Ali and Ole Frithjof Norheim (2013)
in International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 10.1186/1475-9276-12
Journal Article | 2013

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan: Ideological Battles for and against Gender Equality

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2013)
in Women's Studies International Forum vol. Volume 41 no. Part 2 pp. 122-131
Book Chapter | 2013

Between Sharia and CEDAW in Sudan: Islamist women negotiating gender equity

This chapter explores how women’s rights and obligations are understood and negotiated within the context of an Islamic state in Sudan. It particularly deals with the ongoing debate on The...
Liv Tønnessen (2013)
in Rachel Sieder and John McNeish: Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives. New York: Routledge-Cavendish
Journal Article | 2012

A universal preference for equality in health? Reasons to reconsider properties of applied welfare functions

The literature on how to combine efficiency and equity considerations in the social valuation of health allocations has borrowed extensively from applied welfare economics, including the literature on inequality measurement....
Ottar Mæstad, Ole Frithjof Norheim (2012)
in Social Science and Medicine vol. 75 pp. 1836-1843
Journal Article | 2012

Sustainable recursive social welfare functions

What ethical criterion for intergenerational justice should be adopted, e.g., when faced with the task of managing the global environment? Koopmans' axiomatization of discounted utilitarianism is based on seemingly compelling...
Geir Bjarne Asheim, Tapan Mitra, Bertil Tungodden (2012)
in Economic Theory vol. 49 no. 2 pp. 267-292