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CMI Working Paper | 2018

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’....
Stener Ekern (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7) 19 p.
U4 Issue | 2017

Corruption in community-driven development. A Kenyan case study with insights from Indonesia

Abstract Community-driven development is a widely employed development strategy for empowering people to choose their own development priorities, to select their own project leaders, and to monitor the implementation of their...
Jean Ensminger (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2017:9) 60 p
Journal Article | 2010

For the love of God: Care-giving in the Middle East

In Jerusalem in the 1960s two nuns belonging to the Polish Order of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth experienced a calling to help relieve the suffering among children living around...
Nefissa Naguib (2010)
in Journal of Social Sciences and Mission vol. 23 no. 1
Book Chapter | 2009

Opposition parties and incumbent presidents: the new dynamics of electoral competition in Africa

Lise Rakner and Nicolas van de Walle (2009)
in Ed. by Staffan I. Lindberg: Democratization by elections. A new mode of transition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press pp. 202-225
Journal Article | 2009

Opposition weakness in Africa

Opposition parties and their position in the national legislature is a central component of any strategy of “democratization by elections”. But the third wave of democratization in Africa has resulted...
Lise Rakner and Nicolas van de Walle (2009)
in Journal of Democracy vol. 20 no. 3 pp. 108-121
Book Chapter | 2007

Opposition Parties in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lise Rakner and Nicolas van de Walle (2007)
in Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (Eds.) : Globalization and Democratization: Challenges for Political Parties. Essays in Honor of Lars Svåsand . Bergen: Fagbokforlaget pp. 91-110
Report in External Series | 2007

Opposition Parties in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lise Rakner and Nicolas van de Walle (2007)
Ithaca NY: Cornell University. Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Working paper series no. 12-07) 26 p.
Book Chapter | 2003

Tax reform and democratic accountability in sub-Saharan Africa

Can improved revenue collection and tax policies provide for more democratically accountable government? The chapter discusses the relationship between taxation and accountability in the context of tax reforms currently undertaken...
Lise Rakner and Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Nicolas van de Walle, Nicole Ball and Vijaya Ramachandran: Beyond structural adjustment: the institutional context of African development . New York, N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan pp. 77-100
CMI Report | 2002

Clientelist politics. State formation and corruption in Palestine 1994-2000

The state formation process in Palestine started after the Oslo agreements between Israel and Palestine in 1994, which established a Palestinian quasi-state. The process came, however, to an almost complete...
Inge Amundsen and Basem Ezbidi (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:17) 27 p.
Book Chapter | 2001


Lise Rakner, Nicolas van de Walle and Dominic Mulaisho (2001)
in Shantayanan Devarajan et al. (eds.): Aid and reform in Africa: Lessons from ten case studies. Washington DC: World Bank pp. 533-623
CMI Working Paper | 1999

The institutional impact of aid dependence on recipients in Africa

Heavy aid dependence can have significant effects on institutions and governance. In Botswana, Mauritius, Korea and Taiwan, high levels of aid reinforced local capacity, enabling them to 'graduate' from most...
Deborah Bräutigam and Kwesi Botchwey (1999)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1999:1) 39 p.