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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
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
U4 Brief | 2019
Rising demand for electricity in the Kenyan periphery has created opportunities for corruption. Decentralised solar electricity exists, but those running a business from home using modern appliances need more energy....
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2019:1)
Journal Article | 2019
Active private sector development policies revisited: Impacts of the Ethiopian industrial cluster policy
We analyze impacts of a cluster policy aiming to increase firm growth through maximizing agglomeration benefits and improving production facilities. Firms located in a natural cluster were incentivized to move...
in Journal of Development Studies vol. 55 no. 7 pp. 1548-1564
Journal Article | 2018
Rapid urbanisation is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, often yielding contrasting and shocking images of affluent businesses and residential districts alongside sprawling shantytowns or slums....
in Journal of Anthropological Films vol. 2 no. 2
Report in External Series | 2018
Like governments in many other African countries, the Government of Tanzania has been striving to improve the effectiveness of its value added tax (VAT) regime by reducing tax evasion through...
Brighton: International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) (ICTD Working Paper no. 83) 28 p.
Journal Article | 2018
The divide between hard law and soft law approaches to global regulation of corporations in relation to human rights is partly based on empirical assumptions. Taking a step back, we...
in Business and Human Rights Journal vol. 3 no. 2
CMI Working Paper | 2018
This study offers an account of individual agency within a constructivist view of professional wrongdoing. The main contribution is a model in which the neglected role of individual professionals is...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:8)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018
Bangladesh has taken yet another turn on its downwards spiral from democracy to authoritarianism. On 8 February 2018, a Bangladeshi judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia — the nation’s former...
East Asia Forum, 6 March 2018
Book Chapter | 2018
in Barbara Casciarria and Mohamed babiker: Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan. Leiden: Brill
Report in External Series | 2017
This report is an integrated political economy analysis of Nepal. The main finding is that economic growth and poverty reduction have been steady in Nepal since the mid-1980s independently of...
U4 Brief | 2017
Winners of the U4 Proxy Challenge 2016 We need more imaginative ways of addressing corruption. It is important to generate indicators that development agencies can use. U4 and DFID developed a...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:6)
U4 Issue | 2017
Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals
Between 2011 and 2013, sales of government oil from the ten biggest producers in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 56% of these countries’ total public revenues. Despite their importance, however, such...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2017:6) 52 p.
Journal Article | 2017
Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation?
Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop local content policies (LCPs) to increase job and business opportunities for nationals in the...
Kinyondo and Villanger, 2017. Local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania: A thorny road from inception to implementation? The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(2), 371-384.
Book | 2017
This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and...
Palgrave Macmillan 236 p.
Report in External Series | 2017
Weak fiscal capacity for domestic resource mobilization is the hallmark of poor countries. Recently, many developing countries resorted to the application of information technology to consolidate tax mobilization; however, there...
African Development Bank Group (Working Paper, # 290)
Book Chapter | 2017
Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy
Resource discoveries often result in expectations of rapid growth, but also major concerns for increasing corruption. The resource curse literature puts a strong emphasis on the need to build capable...
in Aled Williams and Philippe le Billon: Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology. Edward Elgar Publishing
Report in External Series | 2016
Wildlife crime is big business — by some estimates it is the fourth largest source of illegal trade after drugs, counterfeit goods and human trafficking. Corruption is a key enabler...
London: The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (IIED Briefing)
CMI Report | 2016
The costs of corruption to the Mozambican economy. Why it is important to fight corruption in a climate of fiscal fragility
What is the price that Mozambique has to pay for the widespread corruption in the country? What is the cost of corruption for the Mozambican economy, the state and its...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:6) 76 p.
CMI Brief | 2016
Lack of consultation. Stakeholders perspectives on local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania
Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop Local Content Policies (LCPs) to increase local job and business opportunities. This brief presents...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 15) 4 p.