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Journal Article | Jan 2020
Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence from India's Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
This paper investigates the effects of an income guarantee on borrowing in a risky setting with marked seasonality. A three‐season, infinite‐horizon model is developed, in which the aims of smoothing...
in Economica. Early view
Report in External Series | 2019
In the Darfur Region of Sudan, patterns of livestock mobility and livelihood systems are continually adapting and transforming themselves in the face of multiple challenges. Earlier studies have shown that...
A Feinstein International Center publication, January 2019
Journal Article | 2018
Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? In theory, diversification may reduce elite cohesion and improve citizen outside options, making democracy more likely. This paper estimates the...
in International Political Science Review vol. 39 no. 4 pp. 551-569
CMI Brief | 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2017
Compensatory Livestock Thievery: A New Trend in Economic Crime In Dilling/South Kordofan State (2014–2016)
“Compensatory livestock thievery” within the greater Dilling locality in South Kordofan State (SKS) is an economic crime that was born out of a war environment. In this form of crime,...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2017:3) 28 p.
CMI Brief | 2016
Rural Angola has gone through decades of hardships with war and economic marginalisation – culminating with the current economic crisis. This brief is about ten rural communities in the province...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 18) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016
The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, culturally driven bias against Banda and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 5) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2015
Theories of democratic decentralisation in democratising states suggest that such reforms will provide significant opportunities for parties in opposition at the national level by multiplying the arenas of political contestation....
in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics vol. 53 no. 4 pp. 475-496
Journal Article | 2014
Understanding Inequalities in Child Health in Ethiopia: Health Achievements Are Improving in the Period 2000– 2011
Objective: In Ethiopia, coverage of key health services is low, and community based services have been implemented to improve access to key services. This study aims to describe and assess the...
in Plos one vol. 9 no. 8
CMI Insight | 2014
Angola has the second most concentrated economy in the world, oil representing more than 97 per cent of its exports in 2011. Concentration has increased since independence in 1975, and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2014:5) 6 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2014
Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? This paper estimates the effect of export diversification on democracy levels, using data from 143 countries. The endogeneity of diversification...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:9) 36 p.
Journal Article | 2014
Why don't clinicians adhere more consistently to the guidelines for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)?
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) has been introduced to reduce child morbidity and mortality in countries with a poor health infrastructure. Previous studies have documented a poor adherence...
in Social Science and Medicine vol. 104 pp. 56-63
U4 Brief | 2013
Corporate service providers supply the shell companies that are commonly used to launder illicit funds, including the proceeds of corruption. Effectively regulating these service providers is one important way to...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:7) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2013
This chapter explores how women’s rights and obligations are understood and negotiated within the context of an Islamic state in Sudan. It particularly deals with the ongoing debate on The...
in Rachel Sieder and John McNeish: Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives. New York: Routledge-Cavendish
Angola Brief | 2012
Angola is the world’s second most concentrated country in terms of exports. Furthermore, concentration has increased during recent years. Angola also faces the challenge of a resource curse prevalent in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 2 no. 5) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012
Ten years after the end of its civil war, Angola, which is heading to the polls Friday, has been transformed into a regional African power with a strong economy, but...
U4 Brief | 2012
La corruption et différents facteurs peuvent exercer une influence à double tranchant sur la déforestation. Dans le cadre des procédures nationales de mise en oeuvre de l’initiative REDD+, les donateurs...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2012:4) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2011
INTRODUCTION: Network industries—electricity, gas, road, telecommunications, and private water supply—need regulation in one way or the other. Very often only one network operates in a given market. The expenses of...
in Antonio Estache : Emerging issues in competition, collusion and regulation of network industries . London : Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Journal Article | 2011
Concentration of power in the hands of the executive is one of the key challenges to democratic consolidation in Africa. Since the early 1990s, the African National Congress (ANC) has...
in Democratization vol. 18 no. 5 pp. 1067-1086
Report in External Series | 2010
The study makes recommendations for Norway’s strategic approach to governance in Nigeria based on a political economy analysis. Norad was requested to undertake the study by the Norwegian Embassy in...
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 17/2010) 74 p.