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Journal Article | 2016

Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by the age of 18...
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Mweetwa Mudenda, Joseph Zulu, Ecloss Munsaka, Astrid Blystad, Mpundu Makasa, Ottar Mæstad, Bertil Tungodden, Choolwe Jakobs, Linda Milimo Kampata, Knut Fylkesnes, Joar Svanemyr, Karen Marie Moland, Richard Banda, Patrick Musonda (2016)
in Trials vol. 17 no. 588 15 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Scaling up sexuality education in Senegal: integrating family life education into the national curriculum

In Senegal, school-based sexuality education has evolved over 20 years from family life education (FLE) pilot projects into crosscurricular subjects located within the national curriculum of primary and secondary schools....
Katie Chau, Aminata Traoré Seck, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Joar Svanemyr (2016)
in Sex Education vol. 17
Journal Article | 2016

Democratic Dynasties? Internal Party Democracy in Bangladesh

First of all, this paper explores the rationale for internal party democracy, highlighting the ‘school for democracy’ argument. Second, it identifies three crucial processes as determinants for the level of...
Inge Amundsen (2016)
in Party Politics vol. 22 no. 1 pp. 49-58
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

En hul seier

Hvor genuint opptatt er Saudi-Arabia av å få kvinner inn i politikken når de gjør det så vanskelig å delta? Saudiske kvinner skriver historie i årets kommunevalg i Saudi-Arabia. For første...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergens Tidende 17.12.2015
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.
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Between mutual suspicion and fear. Civil-military relations in Mexico

This CMI Working Paper focuses on the relationship between the military, civilian governments and civilian populations in Mexico. It highlights key dynamics since the Mexican revolution (1910-1917) and up until...
Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:11) 28 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Security and remilitarization in the name of democracy: The impact of global crime control policies in Honduras

During the past decade, the Honduran government has introduced hard-line security policies in order to reduce the alarming levels of crime and delinquency in the country. This CMI Working paper...
Lirio Gutierrez Rivera (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:10) 23 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study

Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 make up 23% of Pakistan’s population. In Pakistan, young people face many challenges in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
Joar Svanemyr, Qadeer Baig & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2015)
in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 503-519
Journal Article | 2015

Education and entrepreneurial success

This paper estimates the effect of education on the success of entrepreneurial activity, using survey data from Malawi. An instrument variable approach is used to address the endogeneity of education....
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2015)
in Small Business Economics vol. 44 no. 4 pp. 783-796
Report in External Series | 2015

Information Technology and Fiscal Capacity in a Developing Country: Evidence from Ethiopia

Governments in developing countries are typically constrained by a limited fiscal capacity to finance the provision of essential public goods – a constraint that has been cited as one of...
Merima Ali, Abdulaziz Shifa, Abebe Shimeles and Firew Woldeyes (2015)
(ICTD Working Paper no. 31)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Fighting corruption in anti-deforestation programmes: The case of REDD+

The protection of tropical forests is a hot topic, particularly in light of the pressing threat of global climate change. The 2014 UN Climate Summit saw a range of national...
Aled Williams (2015)
The Global Anti-Corruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 6th January 2015
Report in External Series | 2015

Financing education in Afghanistan: Opportunities for action

The Afghan Ministry of Education estimates that there are presently 8.35 million students (39% of which are girls) in primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary government schools, including Islamic schooling,...
Arne Strand (2015)
Education for development
Journal Article | 2015

Carpe per Diem: The uses and abuses of travel compensation in developing countries

This article presents the results of a qualitative study of the uses and abuses of travel compensation in the state administrations of three developing countries: Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. We...
Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Tina Søreide, Arne Tostensen (2015)
in Forum for Development Studies vol. 42 no. 3 pp. 387-414
Journal Article | 2015

Disabled by stereotype? Experimental evidence from Uganda

More than one billion people in the world have some kind of disability. Apart from the obvious physical challenges facing disabled people, there may also be psychological barriers that make...
Kjetil Bjorvatn, Bertil Tungodden (2015)
in Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization vol. 118 pp. 268-280
U4 Brief | 2015

Ebola and corruption: Overcoming critical governance challenges in a crisis situation

Since the end of 2013, the Ebola virus disease has been ravaging the economies and societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Conakry, infecting over 20,000 people by the end of...
Kendra Dupuy, Boris Divjak (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:04) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Building Blocks for Peace An Evaluation of the Training for Peace in Africa Programme

The Training for Peace in Africa  programme (TfP) was initiated in 1995 and has been fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is implemented to five partners...
Elling N. Tjønneland,Torunn Wimpelmann, Anna Paterson, Chris Albertyn, David Fleming, Alice Hills (2014)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department no. 6/14) 137 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Present without Presence? Gender, Quotas, and Debate Recognition in the Ugandan Parliament

This article charts a new direction in gender quota research by examining whether female legislators in general, and quota recipients in particular, are accorded respect and authority in plenary debates. We measure...
Amanda Clayton, Cecilia Josefsson, Vibeke Wang (2014)
in Representation vol. 50 no. 3 pp. 379-392
Journal Article | 2014

Tracing Gender Differences in Parliamentary Debates: A Growth Curve Analysis of Ugandan MPs' Activity Levels in Plenary Sessions, 1998-2008.

Participation in legislative debates is potentially an important tool for Members of Parliament (MPs) to communicate policy positions and exert influence on the policy process. Yet there are few studies...
Vibeke Wang (2014)
in Representation vol. 50 no. 3 pp. 365-377
Journal Article | 2014

Returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

This article estimates returns to education among entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, using unique survey data from 2012. Our main instrument for education is the education of the father of the entrepreneur,...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Khondaker Golam Moazzem (2014)
in Journal of Asian Economics vol. 34 pp. 54-65
Journal Article | 2014

Environmental resource collection: implications for children's schooling in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

This paper examines the adverse effect of natural resources scarcity on children's schooling and the possible gender bias of resource collection work against girls' schooling. It uses cross-sectional data on...
Bahre Gebru, Sosina Bezu (2014)
in Environment and Development Economics vol. 19 no. 2 pp. 182-200