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Book Chapter | forthcoming 2021

Indigenous Irrigation System Linking People, Place and the Planet: The Practice of Jamfwi on the India-Bhutan Borderlands

Anwesha Dutta, Shailendra Yashwant (2021)
in Dan Smyer Yu and Erik De Maaker: Trans-Himalayan Environmental Humanities: Animist Earth and Symbiotic Indigeneity'). London: Routledge
Journal Article | Dec 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 | Dec 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)
Newspaper Op-Ed | Nov 2020

Er norsk bistand rigga for støtte til sårbare statar? Lærdommar frå Somalia

The article (in Norwegian) discusses strategy, communuication and management in Norwegian development aid to fragile states based on leesons from the support provided to Somalia
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
Bistandsaktuelt 25 November 2020
CMI Working Paper | Nov 2020

Comparing legal activism in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Battles over democracy are manifested in contestations over legal frameworks and within judicial institutions. Lawfare refers to the strategic use of law and legal institutions by actors in civil and...
O'Brien Kaaba, Marja Hinfelaar, Tony Zhou (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:5) 30 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | Nov 2020

Evaluation View: Norwegian Development Aid in the Age of the Corona

How did Norwegian aid respond to the Covid-19 pandemic? Several new initiatives were launched, the aid budget was adjusted to give more emphasis to vaccines and health issues, but also...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
EVALNews, Norad Evaluation Department 6 November
U4 Issue | Nov 2020

Downward accountability in humanitarian aid. The example of UNHCR Uganda

If aid organisations are accountable to their beneficiaries, there is potentially less risk of corruption. Interventions may also be more efficient and effective with accountability measures in place. Here researchers...
Sophie Komujuni, Saul Mullard (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:18)
Report in External Series | Oct 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.
Report in External Series | Oct 2020

Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic - Early Norwegian Development Aid Support

This report - commissioned by Norad's Evaluation Department - provides a mapping and analysis of early Norwegian development aid related to Covid-19 . It gives an overview of all Covid-19...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Background Study, Norad Evaluation Department no. 1/20) 30 p.
Journal Article | Oct 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
Journal Article | Oct 2020

Doing global investments the Nordic way. The 'business case' for Equinor’s support to union work among its employees in Tanzania

In the Nordic countries, unions are represented in company boards and can infl uence companies’ policies toward labor abroad. Th is article focuses on the Norwegian national oil company Equinor...
Siri Lange (2020)
in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology vol. 88 pp. 22-39
Book | Sep 2020

Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam, co-published by NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press (Paperback February 2021)

This remarkable and timely ethnography explores how fishing communities living on the fringe of the South China Sea in central Vietnam interact with state and religious authorities as well as...
Edyta Roszko (2020)
NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press
CMI Brief | Aug 2020

Women’s informal peacebuilding in North East Nigeria

Ayesha Imam, Hauwa Biu and Maina Yahi (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:09) 6 p.
U4 Brief | Jul 2020

Emergency release of people from prison because of Covid-19. A brief analysis through an anti-corruption lens

Many countries are implementing emergency releases of people from prison to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Such measures, while critical to public health, can enable the unjust release from prison...
Victoria Jennett (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:11)
CMI Brief | Jun 2020

La diplomatie humanitaire

Améliorer l’accès à l’aide humanitaire dans les conflits et dans les situations d’urgence complexes a toujours été la plus grande préoccupation pour les acteurs humanitaires. Historiquement l’humanitarisme a été conduit...
Antonio De Lauri (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:06) 4 p.
U4 Brief | Jun 2020

Covid-19 and donor financing. Minimising corruption risks while ensuring efficiency

With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, development aid and donor agencies face new challenges. They have to deliver essential products and financial assistance in a short time frame to...
Guillaume Nicaise (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:10)
U4 Report | Mar 2020

Submission to the UK Parliament International Development Committee “Effectiveness of UK Aid Inquiry”, 2020

Corruption in its various guises is well established as an impediment both to aid effectiveness and broader development goals: this is why anti-corruption efforts are a core aspect of official development...
David Aled Williams (2020)
Presented at: International Development Committee, House of Commons, UK
CMI Insight | Mar 2020

The changing role of Chinese development aid

In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the...
Elling Tjønneland (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 p.
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Mar 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 2. Fighting the ‘seven deadly thins’ – starting the DFID journey

DFID’s experience between 1997 and 2010 saw a fundamental shift in the accepted role of a development agency and unique innovations in anti-corruption thinking and operations. The years would also...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:2)
U4 Brief | Mar 2020

Corruption in the time of COVID-19: A double-threat for low income countries

It is critical to continue a strong stance against corrupt practices during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anti-corruption procedures and systems of accountability will ensure that development aid is...
Sarah Steingrüber, Monica Kirya, David Jackson, Saul Mullard (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:6)