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Report in External Series | Oct 2020
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...
Oslo: Norad (Background Study, Norad Evaluation Department no. 1/20) 30 p.
Report in External Series | Sep 2020
This report provides an understanding of how temporary governance during major political transitions is structured and how it works in practice. Interim governance arrangements are the exercise of public power...
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
Journal Article | Jul 2020
Fighting Wildlife Trafficking: An Overview of the EU’s Implementation of Its Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking
Illegal wildlife trade is one of the most profitable criminal activities. Illegal wildlife usually comes from African and Asian countries, with destination countries including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore. However,...
in Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy vol. 23 no. 1 pp. 62-81
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
While Sudanese women were at the forefront of the popular uprising under the banner "freedom, peace and justice" that started in December 2018 and eventually led to the ousting of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2010:02) 4 p.
CMI Brief | Jun 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:06) 4 p.
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 | May 2020
In developing and transition countries, blanket anti-corruption efforts often fail due to economic constraints and political resistance. In such contexts, development practitioners should target specific anti-corruption interventions that promise highest...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:9)
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...
Presented at: International Development Committee, House of Commons, UK
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.
CMI Insight | Mar 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 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 Brief | Mar 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:6)
U4 Brief | Mar 2020
Maintenir la lutte contre la corruption durant la réponse à l’épidémie du Covid-19 s’avère essentiel. Mettre en place des procédures ainsi que des systèmes permettant de rendre compte des décisions...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:7)
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)
Report in External Series | Feb 2020
The evaluation has looked at Norway's engagement in South Sudan during the period 2011-2018 (with a look back to 2005). The evaluation has assessed the effects of the total Norwegian...
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Reports no. Report 3/2020) 130 p.
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the world’s third-largest donor of humanitarian aid relative to Gross National Income in 2016. The country was among the top five humanitarian assistance state-donors...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:1) 11 p.
Journal Article | Feb 2020
The article addresses the consolidation and rise of the Southern Transitional Council in South Yemen and their push for access to a seat at the table of Yemen’s peace talks....
Forster, Robert. 'Independence or Frontlines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks', Babylon: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2019), pp. 8-21
Book Chapter | 2019
The final chapter summarises some of the findings of the previous country analyses, against the background of the conceptual pair of extractive and power-preserving political corruption. It is argued that...
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.
Book Chapter | 2019
A review of the practice and content of ceasefire agreements and provisions in peace agreements. The article include a discussion on the definition of ‘ceasefire’ and related terms, such as...
in Romaniuk, S., Thapa M., and P. Marton: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan