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Journal Article | 2018

Decay or Resilience? The Long-Term Social Consequences of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone

This article examines the long-term impact of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) on prosocial behavior in Sierra Leone. Two theoretical arguments are developed and tested. The first draws on the feminist...
Carlo Koos (2018)
in World Politics vol. 70 no. 2 pp. 194-238
U4 Issue | 2017

Shadow Value Chains: Tracing the link between corruption, illicit activity and lootable natural resources from West Africa

Illicit natural resource trade continues to benefit corrupt officials, criminal and terrorist networks and to divert resources away from development, security and the common good in West Africa. How are...
Åse Gilje Østensen, Mats Stridsman (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2017:7) 80 p.
CMI Insight | 2017

Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa

The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Tom Goodfellow (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 1) 8 p.
Book Chapter | 2017

Corruption and elite capture of mining community development funds in Ghana and Sierra Leone

Community development funds drawing from resource revenues are increasingly used to address issues of revenue distribution and local development in resource production regions. Comparing two West African mining revenue distribution...
Kendra Dupuy (2017)
in David Aled Williams, Philippe Le Billon: Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology. Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing
U4 Brief | 2015

The gendered impact of corruption

What supports the claim that corruption causes more suffering for women than men? By distinguishing between indirect victimisation and direct victimisation, it is reasonable to assume women suffer more, and...
Frédéric Boehm, Erika Sierra (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015: 9)
Book Chapter | 2015

Security and the Politics of Protection in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this...
Kari Telle (2015)
in Peter Albrecht and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxford: Routledge
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.
U4 Brief | 2015

The gendered impact of corruption: Who suffers more? men or women?

What supports the claim that corruption causes more suffering for women than men? By distinguishing between indirect victimisation and direct victimisation, it is reasonable to assume women suffer more, and...
Frédéric Boehm, Erika Sierra (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:9) 4 p
Journal Article | 2014

Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws

Since the mid-1980s, 32 countries around the world have adopted community development requirements into their mining laws, while nine countries are in the midst of doing so. This new public...
Kendra Dupuy (2014)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 1 no. 2 pp. 200-215
U4 Brief | 2014

Mitigating corruption in informal justice systems: NGO experiences in Bangladesh and Sierra Leone

Informal justice systems are the principal mechanism for dispute resolution in many societies, but they suffer from two drawbacks. First, in individual cases, well-off and/or well-connected individuals may engage in transactional corruption,...
Stephen Golub (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:1) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2013

Abundant in policy, absent in practice? Rethinking 'local ownership'

Local ownership of international statebuilding processes tends to be understood as a quality which is ‘supported’, ‘fostered’, ‘granted’ or ‘stifled’ by foreigners rather than something which is simply taken by...
Erlend Grøner Krogstad (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:1) 17 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Local government revenue mobilisation in Anglophone Africa

This paper examines opportunities and constraints facing local revenue mobilization in Anglophone Africa with an emphasis on urban settings. Specific revenue instruments and their effects on economic efficiency, income distribution...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Kari Heggstad (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:6) 38 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2011

Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres indígenas en América Latina

Este informe ofrece un panorama de los desafíos que mujeres indígenas en América Latina enfrentan cuando acceden a la justicia oficial y a los sistemas de justicia indígena. El mismo...
Rachel Sieder y María Teresa Sierra (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011: 2) 50 p.
Journal Article | 2011

Indigenous Women's Access to Justice in Latin America

Taking dominant narratives of human rights progress and skepticism in Latin America as my point of departure, I explore in this article an alternative and more complex view of human...
Rachel Sieder and María Teresa Sierra (2011)
in Journal for Human Rights/ Menschenrechte in Lateinamerika vol. 5 pp. 36-51
CMI Working Paper | 2010

Indigenous women's access to justice in Latin America

This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal state justice and indigenous legal systems, including a focus on normative...
Rachel Sieder and Maria Teresa Sierra (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2010: 2) 49 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Wrong schools or wrong students? The potential role of medical education in regional imbalances of the health workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania

Background The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural...
Beatus K. Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad (2010)
in Human Resources for Health vol. 8 no. 3
U4 Brief | 2009

Le pouvoir des données : améliorer la transparence dans le secteur éducatif au Sierra Leone

Des chiffres et des faits fiables constituent la meilleure défense contre les malversations. Un Système d’Information sur la Gestion de l’Education fonctionnant avec efficacité peut mettre en lumière de mauvaises...
Leo Hamminger (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:16) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

El poder de la información: Mejorando la transparencia en el sector educación de Sierra Leona

La mejor defensa contra la corrupción son las cifras y los datos fidedignos. Un Sistema de Información sobre la Gestión Educativa que funcione de forma eficaz puede señalar transgresiones dentro...
Leo Hamminger (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:11) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

The Power of Data: Enhancing Transparency in the Education Sector in Sierra Leone

The best defence against malfeasance are reliable facts and figures. An effectively functioning Education Management Information System can highlight malpractices related to anything from local record keeping, teacher salaries, building...
Leo Hamminger (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:22) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2007

Land Issues and Poverty Production: Requirements for Lasting Peace in Sudan and Afghanistan

During the last decade, an increasing share of foreign aid has been provided to countries coming out of civil war or experiencing severe conflict. Most of these countries-like the Republic...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Arne Strand (2007)
Washington DC: IFPRI (2020 Focus Brief on the World's Poor and Hungry People) 4 p.