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Newspaper Op-Ed | 2005

Citizens Negative on Tanzania's Local Government Taxation Practice

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
Daily Times (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) August 16
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2005

New Challenges Face Local Government Revenue

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
Daily Times (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) August 23
Master's Thesis | 2005

Strained Fraternity. Identity Formations, Migration and Social Transformation among Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India

This dissertation deals with the situation of the Sri Lankan refugees who have fled to the Indian State of Tamil Nadu - primarily due to the escalating civil war. Their...
Nicolay Paus (2005)
Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Cand.Polit. Degree in Social Anthropology. Bergen: University of Bergen. Department of Social Anthropology 255 p.
Journal Article | 2005

Islamism in the Diaspora: Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

In recent years there has been increasing academic interest in Islamism in the Middle East, not least in Palestinian Islamism championed by groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which...
Are Knudsen (2005)
in Journal of Refugee Studies vol. 18 no. 2 June pp. 216-234
Report in External Series | 2005

Local Governance, Finances and Service Delivery in Tanzania. A Summary of Findings from Six Councils

This report provides a summary of three more extensive reports, which contribute to a baseline for the local government reform programme in Tanzania: (1) 'Local Governance in Tanzania: Observations from...
Einar Braathen, Amon Chaligha and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
Oslo: Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR Working Paper) 39 p.
Report in External Series | 2005

Corruption in Revenue Administration: Challenges and Policy Responses

The purpose of this issue paper is to identify and discuss major challenges, appropriate responses, and relevant tools for addressing corruption in revenue administrations. The paper discusses the limitations of...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue no. 2:2005)
CMI Working Paper | 2005

'Money has no Name': Informalisation, Unemployment and changing Gender Relations in Accra, Ghana

Economic crisis and structural adjustment in Ghana have put large numbers of formal sector employees and civil servants out of work. This informalisation process has gendered consequences. Unemployed people, rural-urban...
Ragnhild Overå (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper) 19 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Governance Interventions in Post-war Situations: Lessons Learned

This report addresses governance issues in post-war situations as these are dealt with in three sets of literature: - the growing case-based knowledge arising from the experience in internationally-assisted transitions...
Vibeke Wang, Astri Suhrke and Elling N. Tjønneland (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 1) 22 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Local Governance, Urban Poverty and Service Delivery in Namibia

The urbanisation of poverty is one of the most dramatic developments on the African continent, yielding contrasting images of affluent residential and business districts and utter misery in sprawling shantytowns...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Gisela Geisler et al. (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 12) 111 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Norwegian Support to Bunda College of Agriculture - Phase II

This report is an evaluation of NORAD's support to Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi to the tune of NOK 35 million for the period 2001-2004. Results were assessed...
Ramji Nyirenda and Arne Tostensen (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 13) 54 p.
CMI Report | 2005

Review of the Norwegian Development Fund Portfolio in Ethiopia

This report reviews the Ethiopian portfolio of the Development Fund (DF), a Norwegian NGO, which has evolved from supporting relief work by one Tigrayan organisation in the 1980s to supporting...
Ann Waters-Bayer, Arne Tostensen and Yohannes GebreMichael (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 16) 77 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Conflictual peacebuilding: Afghanistan two years after Bonn

This report charts the aid policies pursued in Afghanistan since late 2001 aimed at building peace in a country devastated by two decades of conflict. The report presents the four...
Astri Suhrke, Kristian Berg Harpviken and Arne Strand (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 4) 75 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet. En teoretisk analyse og empirisk undersøkelse av bedrifter i Malaysia

Myndigheter, internasjonale organisasjoner og frivillige organisasjoner ser på selskapers sosiale ansvarlighet (SSA) som et effektivt virkemiddel til å nå samfunnsmessige mål, som for eksempel vern av naturmiljø, fattigdomsbekjempelse og bedring...
Arild Spissøy (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 7) 66 p. (In Norwegian only)
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Rural-urban linkages in sub-Saharan Africa: Contemporary debates and implications for Kenyan urban workers in the 21st century

Despite the rapid rate of urbanisation in Africa, most migrants retain links to their rural origins. Many households pursue a circular migration strategy or are semi-permanently split in a rural...
Arne Tostensen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 4) 13 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Local government finances and financial management in Tanzania

This report provides baseline data on local government finance and financial management in six councils in Tanzania: Bagamoyo District Council, Ilala Municipal Council, Iringa DC, Kilosa DC, Moshi DC, and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad with Florida Henjewele, Geoffrey Mwambe, Erasto Ngalewa and Knut Nygaard (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 7) 31 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

To pay or not to pay? Citizens' views on taxation in local authorities in Tanzania

Widespread tax evasion reflected in persistent public resistance to pay is seen as part of the problem of raising local government revenues in Tanzania. Dealing with the policy problem of...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 8) 25 p.
Commissioned Report | 2004

Strengthening seed supply systems at the local level: a FAO seed security project (GCP/ETH/062/NOR).

The FAO seed security project aims to ensure seed security, partly by promoting onfarm production and storage of seeds from traditional varieties of food crops, partly by improving the choice...
Johan Helland (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 26 p.
Commissioned Report | 2004

The budget as theatre - the formal and informal institutional makins of the budget process in Malawi. Final report

What can explain the apparent lack of political will to formulate, implement and monitor the budget process and public financial management in accordance with the overall goals of the Malawi...
Lise Rakner, Luke Mukubvu, Naomi Ngwira, Kimberly Smiddy and Aaron Schneider (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 54 p.
Report in External Series | 2004

Rural taxation in Uganda: Implications for growth, income distribution, local government revenue and poverty reduction

The purpose of the research underlying this report is to contribute towards the process of policy change in Uganda with respect to local government taxation. The study uncovers serious flaws...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Godfrey Bahiigwa, Frank Ellis and Vegard Iversen (2004)
Kampala: Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC Research Series no. 35) 37 p. (Commissioned study for DFID)
Report in External Series | 2004

Low awareness amongst citizens of local government reforms

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Knut Nygaard (2004)
Dar es Salaam: REPOA (Project Brief no. 6) 4 p.