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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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:11)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jul 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 8. Working with other parts of government … when they don’t want to work with you
Within two years of starting its anti-corruption drive, the UK Department for International Development had secured a number of successes. This was despite having to work with other departments in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:8)
Journal Article | Jun 2020
When confronted with information that ordinary citizens do not care that strongly about efficiency, do economists change their views of optimal public policy? In a randomized experiment on tax preferences...
in Journal of Development Studies vol. 56
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jun 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 5. Money laundering and illicit financial flows – the ‘getaway car’ of corruption
Combatting money laundering and flows of illicit finance is central to the global response to corruption. These are the means by which criminals enjoy the fruits of their wrongdoing. Yet...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:5)
U4 Brief | Jun 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:10)
U4 Issue | Jun 2020
Corruption in the health sector can make the difference between life and death. It has severe consequences for access, quality, equity, efficiency, and efficacy of health services and is an...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:10)
U4 Issue | May 2020
Schools and universities in various countries are teaching youth about integrity norms and values. Despite limited evidence on effectiveness, some good practices and lessons learned have emerged. Development partners, multilateral...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:8)
Sudan Brief | Mar 2020
Irregular Migration or Human Trafficking? The Realities of Cross-border Population Mobility in Western Sudan
A new public discourse labels irregular migration as human trafficking. The new discourse has been shaped by emerging globalized migration patterns and the increased securitization of Europe’s borders. This brief...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:1) 4 p.
Book Chapter | Mar 2020
This chapter examines how transitional governance arrangements are constituted in peace and transitions processes. We map and analyse the relationship between the legal ‘constitutionalisation’ of the transition, and the political...
in Emmanuel H. D. De Groof, Micha Wiebusch: International Law and Transitional Governance Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:2)
U4 Issue | Mar 2020
The technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was supposed to end poverty, eliminate corruption, and provide financial inclusion for all. The very financial institutions it was created to exclude are...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:7)
Journal Article | Jan 2020
Value Added Tax (VAT) has emerged as one of the main modes of raising tax revenue worldwide, but has significantly underperformed as a revenue source in African countries. To improve...
in World Development vol. 128
Journal Article | Jan 2020
Commentary: Enclosing Blue Commons, Generating Blue Growth? Comment on Fiona McCormack’s “Precarity, Indigeneity and the Market in Māori Fisheries" in Forum: Precarity, Indigeneity and the Market in Maori Fisheries
in Public Anthropologist vol. 2 no. 1
TNRC Publication | 2019
Law enforcement agencies monitor and enforce laws that protect landscapes, seascapes, and the species that inhabit them. Corruption helps violators circumvent these laws and regulations and makes law enforcement a...
Washington D.C.: Targeting Natural Resource Corruption Consortium
Report in External Series | 2019
Formal institutions are central actors in natural resource governance decisions and a key arena in which policies, laws and regulations ranging from forest concessions to trade in wildlife products are...
Washington D.C.: Targeting Natural Resource Corruption Consortium (TNRC Introductory Overview)
Edited Book | 2019
Over the last decade, large deposits of natural gas have been discovered off the southern coast of Tanzania. This book analyzes the long-term process of how a country develops the...
Bergen: CMI and REPOA 186 p.
Book Chapter | 2019
This introductory chapter outlines the distinctions between, on the one hand, political and bureaucratic corruption, and, on the other hand, between extractive and power-preserving corruption. It is argued that the...
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.
Edited Book | 2019
Analysing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social phenomena in a way that is often overlooked in...
Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd. c 200 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2019
A rich literature on Africa’s autocratic and repressive regimes has discussed the diverse strategies through which these regimes seek to consolidate and stay in power. Prominent strategies include election rigging,...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2019:02)
U4 Brief | 2019
In 2018, Madagascar established a specialised independent anti-corruption court – the 'Pôle Anti-Corruption' – in response to impunity in conventional courts. Special features aimed to protect the court against executive...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2019:2)