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Report in External Series | 2011

Political economy of the petroleum sector in Nigeria

The relatively slow pace of Nigeria’s development has often been attributed to the phenomenon of the resource curse whereby the nature of the state as a “rentier” dilutes accountability for...
Alex Gboyega, Tina Søreide, G.P Shukla and Tuan Minh Le (2011)
Washington DC. : World Bank (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no. 5779 )
Report in External Series | 2011

Political economy of the mining sector in Ghana

With a focus on the institutional set-up and the political environment as central to understanding and rectifying the poor impact of mining on Ghana’s economic development, this paper highlights the...
Joseph Ayee, Tina Søreide, G. P. Shukla, Tuan Minh Le (2011)
Washington DC: World Bank (Policy Research Working Paper no.5730) 52 p.
U4 Brief | 2011

Whistleblowing in the financial industry: The right means to curb illicit flows from developing countries?

Information provided by insiders can contribute to the goal of reducing illicit capital flight from developing countries. It helps address one of the most difficult aspects in investigating such flows...
Zora Ledergerber, Alessandra Fontana (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:1) 4 p.
Master's Thesis | 2011

Hamas in the West Bank. A study of the political position of the West Bank branch between 1987 and 2007

Jarle Opedal Sunsehaugen (2011)
Master thesis in History. Bergen: University of Bergen 120 p.
CMI Brief | 2011

China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience?

In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signedthe first of several financing packages for public investment projects inAngola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans fromChinese...
Lucy Corkin (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2011

A regime of uncertainty: rights of residency in the occupied West Bank

Bård Kårtveit (2011)
in Review of women's studies no. Special issue 1 pp. 24-34
Book Chapter | 2011

Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail

Theories of corruption incidence hold that sectors with a high degree of complexity are particularly prone to corruption because it is difficult for outsiders to effectively monitor service delivery (Klitgaard,...
Tina Søreide and Rory Truex (2011)
in Susan Rose-Ackerman and Tina Søreide : The International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption . Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar pp. 478-498
Report in External Series | 2011

Gender equality and development in Mozambique

This article outlines some of the main policies and interventions for economic development and gender equality in Mozambique since Independence in 1975, and assesses key implications for the positions of...
Inge Tvedten (2011)
Background article for the World Development Report 2012
Journal Article | 2011

Gold and governance: Legal injustices and lost opportunities in Tanzania

Following advice from the World Bank, and hoping for economic growth and independence from donors, a number of African countries have opened up opportunities for large-scale mining by foreign investors...
Siri Lange (2011)
in African Affairs vol. 110 no. 439 pp. 233-253
Report in External Series | 2010

Why multistakeholder groups succeed and fail

Anti-corruption initiatives increasingly use multi-stakeholder groups, comprised of representatives from government, private sector, and civil society organizations, to drive implementation at the local level and serve as a force for...
Rory Truex and Tina Søreide (2010)
Washington DC : World Bank (World Bank Policy Research Working Papers no. 5495) 20 p.
CMI Report | 2010

How banks assist capital flight from Africa: A literature review

Systematic studies of the banking sector’s involvement in facilitating capital flight from developing countries are limited. This report was commissioned by Norad’s Anti-Corruption Project (ANKOR) for the purpose of summarising...
Kari Heggstad, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010: 6) 24 p.
U4 Brief | 2010

The uses and abuses of social programmes: the case of conditional cash transfers

Social programmes have been increasingly used by developing countries to fight poverty and have attracted growing budgets. However, it has been empirically shown that there is a weak correlation between...
Lorena Alcázar (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010:3) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

Mot en politistat?

For befolkningen på Vestbredden er den palestinske selvstyremyndigheten verre enn israelerne. «Vi lever i en politistat». I noen land i den arabiske verden ville et slikt utsagt vært et statement of...
Hilde Kjøstvedt (2010)
Morgenbladet October 1, 2010
U4 Brief | 2009

Profiting from corruption: The role and responsibility of financial institutions

This U4 Brief assesses how banks facilitate illicit capital flows from developing countries. The shortcomings of the existing regulatory frameworks are discussed, and recommendations are made for donor governments on...
Robert Palmer (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:31) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2009

Income and assets declarations: Issues to consider in developing a disclosure regime

The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) requires state parties to consider establishing policies requiring officials to reveal “to appropriate authorities … their outside activities, employment, investments, assets and substantial...
Richard Messick (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2009:6) 17 p.
Report in External Series | 2009

Strengthening Nordic development cooperation in and with Afghanistan

The meeting of the Nordic Foreign Ministers in Stockholm on 18 April 2008 adopted a Plan of Action for Nordic Cooperation in Afghanistan to enable them to be a more...
Petter Bauck and Arne Strand (2009)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 3/2009) 43 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Bureaucratic complexity and impacts of corruption in utilities

This paper explores how the relationship between bureaucratic complexity and corruption affects the performance in utilities. We observe considerable variation in the performance of the utilities across countries, even across...
Line Tøndel Seim and Tina Søreide (2009)
in Utilities Policy vol. 17 176-184 p.
Edited Book | 2008

Out of Poverty. Comparative Poverty Reduction Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa

Poverty reduction has been a long-standing concern of all African countries since independence. This focus is also reflected in the policies of the international donor community, including the twin International...
Flora L. Kessy and Arne Tostensen ( Eds.) (2008)
Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd 188 p.
Report in External Series | 2008

Anti-corruption Reforms: Challenges, Effects and Limits of World Bank Support

This study compares the evolution of the state-of-the-art in research and analysis of anticorruption and transparency with World Bank practice. The first part of the paper reviews the theoretical and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jan Isaksen (2008)
Washington DC: Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank (IEG Working Paper no. 7) 78 p.
Sudan Report | 2008

Can the Sudan Achieve the MDGs Given its Past and Present Expenditures Allocation Patterns?

In recent years there has been enormous concern about whether or not the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) and non-HIPCs will be able to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....
Medani Mohmed Ahmed (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2008: 2)