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CMI Working Paper | Jan 2021

Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia

Climate change migration is increasing and necessitates a re-examination of resettlement planning and processes. Although evidence-based selection of host places would improve climate change resettlement outcomes, few methods for the...
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2021:01) 48 p.
Journal Article | Jan 2021

Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor’s social investments in Tanzania

Multinational corporations have been criticised for their rhetorical support to - as opposed to substantive engagement with - gender equality in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in poor countries....
Siri Lange,Victoria Wyndham (2021)
in Women's Studies: International Forum vol. 84 pp. 1-8
Journal Article | 2020

Acceptability of youth clubs focusing on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education in rural Zambian schools: a case of Central Province

Background The youths in Zambia have limited access to information concerning Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and this puts them at risk of unwanted pregnancies. Talking about other methods of preventing pregnancy...
Eunice Chirwa-Kambole, Joar Svanemyr, Ingvild Sandøy, Peter Hangoma, Joseph Mumba Zulu (2020)
in BMC health services research vol. 20 no. 1 pp. 1-9
Journal Article | 2020

Drivers of Health in sub-Saharan Africa: A Dynamic Panel Analysis.

Globally, life expectancy increased while infant mortality reduced substantially between the 19th and late 20th century. Although there is relatively mature literature on the drivers behind these gains in life expectancy and...
Mwimba Chewe and Peter Hangoma (2020)
in Health Policy OPEN vol. 1 no. 10001
U4 Brief | 2020

Corruption and climate finance. Implications for climate change interventions

With vast sums being invested in interventions to mitigate climate change and help adapt to its consequences, corruption within climate finance threatens the global achievement of these goals. The countries...
Michael Nest, Saul Mullard, Cecilie Wathne (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:14)
Journal Article | 2020

Assessing the population-wide exposure to lead pollution in Kabwe, Zambia: an econometric estimation based on survey data

This study quantitatively assessed the population-wide lead poisoning conditions in Kabwe, Zambia, a town with severe lead pollution. While existing data have reported concerning blood lead levels (BLLs) of residents...
Daichi Yamada, Masato Hiwatari, Peter Hangoma, Daiju Narita, Chrispin Mphuka, Bona Chitah, John Yabe, Shouta MM Nakayama, Hokuto Nakata, Kennedy Choongo, Mayumi Ishizuka (2020)
in Scientific reports vol. 10 no. 1 pp. 1-11
Sudan Working Paper | 2020

Improved Understanding of FGM/C Abandonment among Sudanese Families in Khartoum and Kassala States

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is widely practiced in Sudan, where the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014 in Sudan, showed a prevalence of FGM/C among women and girls ages 15–49...
Prof. Nafisa Bedri and Dr. Yussra Mohammed - Ahfad University for Women (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:02)
Journal Article | 2020

Climate Change and Index Insurance Demand: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment in Tanzania

Index insurance has been touted as part of an adaptation strategy to mitigate climate risks among smallholder farmers. However, in the face of increasing drought probabilities, demand for index insurance...
John P. Dougherty, Jon Einar Flåtnes, Richard A. Gallenstein, Mario J. Miranda, Abdoul G. Sam (2020)
in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization vol. 175 pp. 155-184
Sudan Brief | 2020

Agricultural development and food Security in Sudan as seen from Kassala State

Any success achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 – zero hunger – relies on sustainable systems for food production and sound agricultural policies. Kassala State in Eastern Sudan is an interesting...
Samia Mohamed Nour, Eltayeb Mohamedain (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:4) 4 p.
Master's Thesis | 2020

The effect of a supply shock in the production of cocaine on violence: Evidence from Colombia and Venezuela

Using data on coca cultivation and homicides, this paper analyzes an otherwise little researched topic, linking cocaine production and violence in Colombia. I use an exogenous supply shock in gasoline,...
Monica Beeder (2020)
CMI Working Paper | 2020

Preparing to leave? Household mobility decisions in climate affected areas of coastal Bangladesh

Abstract We present unique survey data on the migration predictions of 400 households in two extremely climate exposed unions of coastal Bangladesh. We have four main findings. First, despite having prospects...
Arne Wiig, Minhaj Mahmud, Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:04) 33 p.
Journal Article | 2020

The potential health and revenue effects of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Zambia

The global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been rising. A key risk factor for NCDs is obesity, which has been partly linked to consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs)....
Peter Hangoma, Maio Bulawayo, Mwimba Chewe, Nicholas Stacey, Laura Downey, Kalipso Chalkidou, Karen Hofman, Mpuma Kamanga, Anita Kaluba, Gavin Surgey (2020)
in BMJ global health vol. 5 no. 4 e001968 p.
Book Chapter | 2020

Constituting Transitions: Predicting Unpredictability

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...
Christine Bell, Robert Forster (2020)
in Emmanuel H. D. De Groof, Micha Wiebusch: International Law and Transitional Governance Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 1: Old issue, new concern – anti-corruption takes off

The two questions I’ve most often been asked are ‘why did development agencies like DFID only start to worry about corruption in the late 1990s, when the problem has been...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:1)
CMI Working Paper | 2020

A place-based framework for assessing resettlement capacity in the context of climate change induced displacement

Place-based resettlement capacity assessments to identify potential resettlement places for climate migrants are needed to guide climate change related resettlement programs. The authors propose and validate a conceptual climate change...
Solomon Zena Walelign, Päivi Lujala (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:3) 46 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2020

How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants?

Countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa exposed to the environmental consequences of climate change are predicted to see voluntary and forced internal migration on an unprecedented scale in the...
Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu, Ivar Kolstad, Minhaj Mahmud, Arne Wiig (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:2)
Journal Article | 2020

How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants?

Climate change is predicted to cause voluntary and forced internal migration on an unprecedented scale in the coming decades. Yet, research on host communities that will be on the front...
Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu, Ivar Kolstad, Minhaj Mahmud, Arne Wiig (2020)
in Global Environmental Change vol. 65
Journal Article | 2020

Incidence of postpartum and neonatal illnesses and utilization of healthcare services in rural communities in southern Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study

Although improving postpartum and neonatal health is a key element of the Ethiopian health extension program, the burdens of postpartum and neonatal illnesses and healthcare-seeking in rural communities in Ethiopia...
Moges Tadesse Borde, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn (2020)
in Plos One vol. 15:e0237852 no. 8 pp. 1-19
Book Chapter | 2020

Displacement

Are John Knudsen (2020)
in Antonio De Lauri (Ed.): Humantarianism: Keywords. Leiden: Brill pp. 46-48
Journal Article | 2020

The Customer is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania

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...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen, Vincent Somville (2020)
in World Development vol. 128