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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Citizens’ preferences for taxation of internationally mobile corporations: Evidence from Tanzania

The legitimacy of the tax system is likely to be compromised in the absence of public support. This article presents evidence from a discrete choice experiment designed to elicit the...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig & Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2021)
in Review of Development Economics
Journal Article | Mar 2021

Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania

Corruption is considered an important driver of the resource curse in developing countries. Based on a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania, this paper studies how the salience of future natural...
Alexander Cappelen, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Donald Mmari, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen and Bertil Tungodden (2021)
in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization vol. 183 pp. 129-157
U4 Issue | Jan 2021

Tackling petty corruption through social norms theory: lessons from Rwanda

Despite Rwanda’s implementation of a ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ strategy, taximotorcyclists working in Kigali continue to deal with corrupt security officers andpolice officers. Yet, the use of social norms theory...
Guillaume Nicaise (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2021:2) 33 p.
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.
Sudan Brief | 2020

After the uprising: Including Sudanese youth

The youth were the backbone of the protests that led to the fall of Sudan’s president Omer al-Bashir in April 2019. Yet, two years after the uprising they are still...
Lovise Aalen (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:7) 4 p.
Commissioned Report | 2020

Evaluation of Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI) and UNEP as Implementing Organization

Kari Telle, Camila Gianella and Elling Tjønneland (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 51 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2020

Er norsk bistand rigga for støtte til sårbare statar? Lærdommar frå Somalia

The article (in Norwegian) discusses strategy, communuication and management in Norwegian development aid to fragile states based on leesons from the support provided to Somalia
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
Bistandsaktuelt 25 November 2020
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2020

Evaluation View: Norwegian Development Aid in the Age of the Corona

How did Norwegian aid respond to the Covid-19 pandemic? Several new initiatives were launched, the aid budget was adjusted to give more emphasis to vaccines and health issues, but also...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
EVALNews, Norad Evaluation Department 6 November
Journal Article | 2020

Humanitarian Diplomatic Practices

Humanitarian diplomacy is a new term, yet an old practice, and has received relatively little academic attention. This contrasts with the reality of humanitarian practitioners’ work, which has shown increasing...
Salla Turunen (2020)
in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy vol. 15 no. 4 pp. 459-487
Journal Article | 2020

The non-oil tax reform in Angola: Escaping from petroleum dependency?

  Angola experienced an extraordinary oil boom between 2004 and 2014. During this period, oil revenue accounted for 80% of all government revenue. In 2011, the Government of Angola started implementing...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Aslak Orre and Francisco Paulo (2020)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 7
Report in External Series | 2020

Evaluation of Norway’s Engagement in Somalia 2012–2018

The purpose of this evaluation commissioned by Norad's evaluation department is to draw lessons from Norway's involvement over time in a country affected by conflict. Somalia is one of the...
Erik Bryld, Charlotte Bonnet, Christine Kamau, Mohamed S Mohamud, Abdikadir Osman, Joar Svanemyr, Elling Tjønneland, Simon White (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Reports no. 7/2020) 122 + 78 p.
Report in External Series | 2020

Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic - Early Norwegian Development Aid Support

This report - commissioned by Norad's Evaluation Department - provides a mapping and analysis of early Norwegian development aid related to Covid-19 . It gives an overview of all Covid-19...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Background Study, Norad Evaluation Department no. 1/20) 30 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Environmental and Resource Management

Corruption significantly affects the large majority of countries, and it has negative social and economic impacts. Its impacts on environmental and resource management (ERM) sectors are less well understood. We...
Luca Tacconi, David Aled Williams (2020)
in Annual Review of Environment and Resources vol. 45 pp. 305-329
Book Chapter | 2020

Corruption in customs: How can it be tackled?

This chapter examines recent experiences in combating corruption in customs administration in developing countries. There is no lack of measures, norms, standards or ‘best practices’ to address corruption. Although development...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Ernani Checcucci Filho and Gaël Raballand (2020)
in World Bank (2020): Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption. Washington D.C.
U4 Issue | 2020

How change happens in anti-corruption. A map of policy perspectives

New thinking around strengthening anti-corruption approaches has focused on questions of agency, that is, who and what is most likely to bring about sustainable reductions in corruption. Five perspectives to...
David Jackson (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:14)
U4 Issue | 2020

A Theory of Change for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Designing resource governance pathways to improve developmental outcomes

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a major international effort to disclose information about extractive activities. Having an explicit Theory of Change could help it to improve natural resource governance...
Philippe Le Billon, Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:11)
Sudan Brief | 2020

Food Insecurity in Sudan as seen from Kassala State

Sudan’s commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 – zero hunger – can turn out to be even more challenging than anyone had bargained for. Due to prolonged conflict, environmental...
Samia Mohamed Nour, Eltayeb Mohamedain (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Does an economics education produce technocratic paternalists? Experimental evidence from Tanzania

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...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2020)
in Journal of Development Studies vol. 56
U4 Issue | 2020

Health sector corruption. Practical recommendations for donors

Corruption in the health sector can make the difference between life and death. It has severe consequences for access, quality, equity, efficiency, and efficacy of health services and is an...
Karen Hussmann (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:10)
Report in External Series | 2020

Evaluation of Sida’s Model for Bilateral Research Cooperation

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an overall assessment of the extent to which Sida’s model for bilateral research cooperation builds research capacity in low-income countries. The assessment...
Inge Tvedten (Team Leader), Raphaëlle Bisiaux, Adam Pain, Arne Tostensen, Panith Chou, Catherine Ngugi, Rodrigo Paz and Fredrik Åström (2020)
Stockholm: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida Evaluation)