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U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Aug 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 9. The UK’s changing anti-corruption landscape – new energy, new horizons

Between 2013 and 2018, the UK made unusually rapid progress in improving instruments to address corruption. These advances included legal reforms, such as establishing beneficial ownership registers, Deferred Prosecution Agreements,...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:9)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Why fix KPK when it is not broken?

Indonesia’s most promising attempt at controlling corruption and an inspiration for its peers internationally is about to lose a lot of what enabled it to be so effective and trusted...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2019)
Jakarta Post 27 September
Report in External Series | 2018

Third independent review of the Indonesia-Norway cooperation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from REDD+

The LoI process was always expected to be a complex and innovative exercise involving many stakeholders and relationships, with progress marked by slow, directional change over a long period. The...
Julian Caldecott, Avi Mahaningtyas, Brendan Howard, David Williams and Philippa Lincoln (2018)
Edinburgh: LTS International
Journal Article | 2018

"Flooding our eyes with rubbish": urban waste management in Maputo, Mozambique

Critical voices on urban management tend to portray conflicting governmentalities, with western 'top-down' municipal development models on the one hand, and the everyday practices and diffuse forms of power of...
Inge Tvedten and Sara Candiracci (2018)
in Environment and Urbanization pp. 1-16
Commissioned Report | 2018

Midterm Evaluation of NPA-Cambodia Office's Development Programme

This report presents the findings, conclusion and recommendations of a mid-term evaluation of Norwegian People's Aid's (NPA) development programme in Cambodia. The programme support local partners in their efforts to...
Elling N Tjønneland, Pou Sovann (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Unpublished report) pp. 1-44 (Coimmissioned report with limited circulation)
Report in External Series | 2018

Evaluation of the Sida supported research capacity and higher education development programme in Rwanda, 2013-2017

Research cooperation between Sida and the university sector in Rwanda has been carried out in three phases since 2002, with the current phase (2013-2018) being the main focus of this...
Inge Tvedten, Arthur Byabagambi, Johanna Lindström, Matti Tedre (2018)
Stockholm: Sida (Sida Decentralised Evaluation no. 2018:3)
Journal Article | 2018

Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence fromthe Cochrane Collaboration Reform

In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (known as the Sala IV)...
Olman Rodríguez Loaiza, Sigrid Morales, Ole Frithjof Norheim, and Bruce Wilson (2018)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 20 no. 1
CMI Brief | 2017

Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa

Legislating a minimum age of marriage at 18 has stirred counter-mobilization in some, but not all, countries where religious or traditional institutions enjoy constitutional authority. Why does counter-mobilization arise in...
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 8) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2017

Proxy indicators for the corrupt misuse of corporations

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...
Mihály Fazekas, Bence Tóth (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2017:6)
U4 Issue | 2016

Doing accountability differently. A proposal for the vertical integration of civil society monitoring and advocacy

Civil society accountability initiatives that take into account power structures at multiple levels can produce more lasting institutional change, compared to locally-bounded initiatives that address the symptoms rather than the...
Jonathan Fox, Joy Aceron, Aránzazu Guillán (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:4) 67 p
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Perceptions of Chinese presence in Africa as reflected in the African media: case study of Uganda

The Chinese entry into the African continent and the subsequent effect on soft power in global relations are of increasing interest to many scholars. This article explores local perceptions of...
Goretti L. Nassangaa & Sabiti Makarab (2015)
in Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. 1 pp. 21-37
Report in External Series | 2015

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a...
Matt Waldman (2015)
London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Research Paper, Asia Programme) 34 p.
CMI Report | 2015

Taking the inside or outside track – or both? NGO advocacy in state reporting under the Child Rights Convention: a case study from Kenya

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It was conducted...
Hugo Stokke (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:5) 28 p.
CMI Report | 2015

Legislating the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act: The Advocacy Role of Civil Society

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It was conducted...
Tom Chavangi Aziz (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:4) 34 p.
CMI Report | 2015

The Situation of Youth and Children in Kibera

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It was conducted...
Philista Onyango and Arne Tostensen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:3)
CMI Report | 2015

The Role of Advocacy against Child Labour

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It was conducted...
Philista Onyango (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:2) 44 p.
CMI Report | 2015

“Whom the Lord Loveth He Chasteneth”. Corporal Punishment of Children in Kibera

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It...
Arne Tostensen and Philista Onyango (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:6)
U4 Report | 2015

Open government in Uruguay: Strengthening dialogue to make up for institutional challenges

In Uruguay, innovative practices of consultation and dialogue between government and civil society have enlarged the scope of open government reforms. All the actors involved agree on the priority of...
Aránzazu Guillán (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2015:1)
Journal Article | 2014

Partnership, policymaking, and conditionality in the gender field: The case of Tanzania

Partnership is the overarching framework for development cooperation, but it has been criticized for furthering priorities of the North, rather than those of the South. This article discusses partnership in...
Siri Lange and Marit Tjomsland (2014)
in Africa Today vol. 60 no. 4