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Sudan Working Paper | Jul 2020

Food Security and Agricultural Development in Sudan: The case of Kassala State

This research discusses the relationship between agricultural development and food security, determinants of supply of (production of food) and demand for (consumption of food) food and determinants of food insecurity...
Prof. Dr. Samia Mohamed Nour, Dr. Eltayeb Mohamedain (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:1)
U4 Issue | Feb 2020

Overcoming the pitfalls of engaging communities in anti-corruption programmes

Effective engagement by communities is a crucial strategy for anti-corruption initiatives. However, encouraging involvement and civic-mindedness at a local level can present challenges for donors and practitioners. Trust, the sense...
Petra Burai (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:3)
Journal Article | 2018

Decade of Despair: The Contested Rebuilding of the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp, Lebanon, 2007–2017

In mid-2007 the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli was destroyed by the Lebanese Army battling an insurgent Islamist group, Fatah al-Islam. Displacing about 30,000 Palestinian refugees, it was one...
Are John Knudsen (2018)
in Refuge - Canada's Journal on Refugees vol. 34 no. 2 pp. 135-149
Book Chapter | 2018

Ambigious land ownership in al-Salha, Omdurman: Land grabbing or business as usual?

Munzoul Assal (2018)
in Barbara Casciarria and Mohamed babiker: Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan. Leiden: Brill
U4 Brief | 2017

Proxy indicators for the corrupt misuse of corporations

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...
Mihály Fazekas, Bence Tóth (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:6)
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Usufructuary Mortgages as a Source of Funds in Need: Some Theory and an Empirical Investigation

This paper develops a theoretical framework in which the borrower, who mortgages out, and the lender, who mortgages in, a parcel of land reach their decisions when credit and land...
Magnus Hatlebakk, Clive Bell (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:6) 45 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Tribal representation & local land governance in India: A case study from the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya

In India, the Schedule Tribes have remained on the fringes of growth, but less so in the majority tribal areas of the North East. This has increased the interest in...
Kavita Navlani Søreide (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:4) 26 p.
Report in External Series | 2017

Usufructuary Mortgages as a Source of Funds in Need: Some Theory and an Empirical Investigation

The usufruct mortgage has received little attention from economists. This paper develops and analyzes a theoretical framework in which the borrower, who mortgages out, and the lender, who mortgages in,...
Clive Bell and Magnus Hatlebakk (2017)
University of Heidelberg. Department of Economics (Discussion Paper Series no. 631)
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Beneficial openness? Weighing the costs and benefits of financial transparency

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...
Maya Forstater (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:3) 36 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Lack of consultation. Stakeholders perspectives on local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania

Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop Local Content Policies (LCPs) to increase local job and business opportunities. This brief presents...
Espen Villanger (CMI), Abel Kinyondo (Repoa), Ingvild Hestad (CMI) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 15) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

The Future of Mechanized Schemes and Agricultural Investment in the South Kordofan State / Nuba Mountains

Abstract This paper tackles the issue of the future of mechanized schemes and investment in the agricultural sector in the South Kordofan State/Nuba Mountains. The main objective of this study is...
Abdelmageed M. Yahya and Banaga Ahmed Mohammed (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:5)
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

From a Temporary Emergency Shelter to an Urbanized Neighborhood: The Abu Shoak IDP Camp in North Dārfūr

Introduction In early 2003, two rebel movements (the Sudanese Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement) launched an insurgency against the rule in Khartoum. Supported by Janjaweed tribal militias, the...
Dr. Osman Mohamed Osman Ali and Ust. Ali Mohamed Mahmoud (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:3) 14 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Female Empowerment and the Education of Children in Nepal

There is sufficient evidence to say that female empowerment affects economic and social outcomes, in particular for girls. There is, however, no unified approach to the measurement of female empowerment....
Magnus Hatlebakk and Yogendra B. Gurung (2016)
in Journal of Developing Areas vol. 50 no. 2 pp. 1-19
Journal Article | 2016

Inter-generational Determinants of Migration Decisions: The Case of International Labour Migration from Nepal

The article explores the deep determinants of migration decisions, with a focus on what appears to be a particularly profitable pathway out of poverty: overseas labour migration. To what extent...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2016)
in Oxford Development Studies vol. 44 no. 1 pp. 93-112
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Failed governance and political turbulence in Abyei Area of Sudan

This report is the result of deskwork review of two major documents, signed in 2005 on Abyei area conflict, in order to expose factors that contributed to non-implementation of Abyei...
Abdalbasit Saeed (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:1)
Journal Article | 2015

Costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households: A cross-sectional study in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Little is known about the costs and consequences of abortions to women and their households. Our aim was to study both costs and consequences of induced and spontaneous abortions and...
Patrick Christian Gueswende Ilboudo, Giulia Greco, Johanne Sundby, Gaute Torsvik (2015)
in Health Policy and Planning vol. 30 no. 4 pp. 500-507
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

The overlooked role of elites in African grassroots conflicts: A case study of the Dinka-Mundari-Bari conflict in Southern Sudan

Many analysts of grassroots conflicts in African emphasized one of the following factors to be the most important: ethnic divisions, competition over resources or competition between pastoralists and agriculturalists. The...
Paul Wani Gore (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Sudan Working Paper WP 2014:3) 27 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Tax and development: Donor support to strengthen tax systems in developing countries

Recent years have seen a growing interest among donors on taxation in developing countries. This reflects a concern for domestic revenue mobilisation to finance public goods and services, as well...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2014)
in Public Administration and Development vol. 34 no. 3 pp. 181-192
Journal Article | 2013

Statebuilding in Afghanistan: A Contradictory Engagement

This article lays out a critical perspective on statebuilding in Afghanistan after 2001, arguing that the massive international intervention had inherent contradictions which undermined the prospect of creating an Afghan-owned, liberal new...
Astri Suhrke (2013)
in Central Asian Survey vol. 32 no. 1
Journal Article | 2013

Justice by Default? Dealing with Accountability Issues in Sudan

This article explores the conditions that led to the referral of the crisis in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Bashir in...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar Ahmad (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2 pp. 224-247