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Edited Book | forthcoming 2021

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

Even in the best of circumstances, women are all too often excluded from formal peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and relegated to the sidelines as observers or limited to informal peacebuilding...
Ladan Affi, Liv Tønnessen and Aili Tripp (2021)
James Currey (African issues vol. 47) 240 p.
Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan

A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse and torture orchestrated by the...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2021)
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Report in External Series | Mar 2021

(ترتیبات الحكم المؤقتة في البیئات الھشة وبیئات ما بعد الصراع)

یقدم ھذا التقریر فھماً لترتيبات الحكم المؤقتة خلال التحولات السیاسیة الجوھریة وطریقة عملها على مستوى الممارسة العملیة. ترتیبات الحكم المؤقتة ھي إطار مؤسسي أنشئ لیكون بمثابة 'الجسر' الذي ینقل بلداً...
Robert Forster (2021)
Forster, R. 'Interim Arrangements in Post Conflict and Fragile Settings', Event Report, Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Arabic)
Journal Article | Jan 2021

Sur les routes de Kigali : évolution des pratiques de petite corruption

The fight against corruption increased the informal privatization of the managementof the road transport sector in Rwanda, to the benefit of transport cooperatives, whichreplaced traffic police. This interweaving of formal...
Guillaume Nicaise (2021)
in Politique Africaine no. 160 pp. pp. 87- 112
Journal Article | 2020

A needs assessment for postgraduate training in selected public health disciplines: evidence from health services organisations in Lusaka, Zambia

Background As most low and middle-income countries seek to achieve universal health coverage targets, there is an ever-increasing need to train human resources with the required core skills and competencies. This...
Maio Bulawayo, Adam Silumbwe, Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Nawa Mukumbuta, Juliet Musabula, Mwimba Chewe, Chris Mweemba, Charles Michelo, Peter Hangoma (2020)
in BMC health services research vol. 20 no. 1 pp. 1-10
Journal Article | 2020

Health equity and COVID-19: global perspectives

The COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting the poor, minorities and a broad range of vulnerable populations, due to its inequitable spread in areas of dense population and limited mitigation capacity due...
Efrat Shadmi, Yingyao Chen, Inês Dourado, Inbal Faran-Perach, John Furler, Peter Hangoma, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Claudia Obando, Varduhi Petrosyan, Krishna D Rao, Ana Lorena Ruano, Leiyu Shi, Luis Eugenio De Souza, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Elizabeth Sturgiss, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, (2020)
in Login International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 19 no. 1 pp. 1-16
Journal Article | 2020

Clergy in Politics: The Opportunistic Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations in Malawi's Politics

Malawi is a profoundly religious society and faith-based organisations (FBO s) play a significant role in politics, addressing social concerns and governance. This article investigates their role in Malawi’s political realm...
Joseph Chunga; Arne Tostensen (2020)
in Journal of Religion in Africa vol. 49 no. 1 pp. 1-33
Sudan Brief | 2020

No Longer a Guest: Permitting Syrians in Sudan

When Syrian refugees first started arriving to Sudan in 2014 they were welcomed as guests. But Sudan’s economic crisis combined with Syrians’ success in business has created antagonism. The transitional...
Sarah A Tobin, Salam Kanhoush (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:6) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy

In October 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded by freezing political and economic relations with Norway, introducing...
Ivar Kolstad (2020)
in International Political Science Review vol. 41 no. 2 pp. 207-223
U4 Brief | 2020

The conservation-corruption conundrum: Understanding everyday relationships between rangers and communities

Rangers are at the frontline of biodiversity conservation and are perhaps the only actors that bridge the human-nature divide through their work in protecting charismatic species and engaging with local...
Anwesha Dutta (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:15)
U4 Brief | 2020

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in a context of nationalist oligarchy: Lessons from Indonesia

Thinking and working politically is often viewed as crucial for anti-corruption reform efforts in resource sectors. But what happens when it does not play a central role? Lessons from REDD+...
David Aled Williams (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:13)
Journal Article | 2020

European colonization and the corruption of local elites: the case of chiefs in Africa

The association between British colonial rule and lower levels of corruption is often emphasized in legal origins literature (La Porta et al., 2008). However, given the historical context of Africa, we hypothesize...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Abdulaziz Shifa (2020)
in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization vol. 179 pp. 80-100
Journal Article | 2020

The non-oil tax reform in Angola: Escaping from petroleum dependency?

  Angola experienced an extraordinary oil boom between 2004 and 2014. During this period, oil revenue accounted for 80% of all government revenue. In 2011, the Government of Angola started implementing...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Aslak Orre and Francisco Paulo (2020)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 7(4)
U4 Issue | 2020

Tackling forestry corruption in Indonesia. Lessons from KPK prosecutions

The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission has successfully prosecuted more than 600 defendants in corruption cases since 2004, but only about 5% of these defendants were charged for offences related to...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Laode M. Syarif (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:15)
Journal Article | 2020

The local governance of COVID-19: Disease prevention and social security in rural India

Anwesha Dutta, Harry W Fischer (2020)
in World Development vol. 138
Report in External Series | 2020

Evaluation of Norway’s Engagement in Somalia 2012–2018

The purpose of this evaluation commissioned by Norad's evaluation department is to draw lessons from Norway's involvement over time in a country affected by conflict. Somalia is one of the...
Erik Bryld, Charlotte Bonnet, Christine Kamau, Mohamed S Mohamud, Abdikadir Osman, Joar Svanemyr, Elling Tjønneland, Simon White (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Reports no. 7/2020) 122 + 78 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

This theme section brings the state back into anthropological studies of corporate social responsibility through the lens of Norwegian energy corporations working abroad. Th ese transnational corporations (TNCs) are expected...
Ståle Knudsen,Dinah Rajak,Siri Lange,Isabelle Hugøy (2020)
in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology vol. 88 pp. 1-21
Book Chapter | 2020

Corruption in customs: How can it be tackled?

This chapter examines recent experiences in combating corruption in customs administration in developing countries. There is no lack of measures, norms, standards or ‘best practices’ to address corruption. Although development...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Ernani Checcucci Filho and Gaël Raballand (2020)
in World Bank (2020): Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption. Washington D.C.
Report in External Series | 2020

Interim Governance Arrangements in Post-Conflict and Fragile Settings

This report provides an understanding of how temporary governance during major political transitions is structured and how it works in practice. Interim governance arrangements are the exercise of public power...
Robert Forster (2020)
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
U4 Issue | 2020

A Theory of Change for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Designing resource governance pathways to improve developmental outcomes

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a major international effort to disclose information about extractive activities. Having an explicit Theory of Change could help it to improve natural resource governance...
Philippe Le Billon, Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:11)