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Commissioned Report | 2008

Good Governance, Aid Modalities and Poverty Reduction. From Better Theory to Better Practice

Leaders of the world community have committed themselves to providing development assistance on a scale and in a form that enables developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. In...
CDD-Ghana, ESRF, ODI, CMI (2008)
London: ODI, CMI, CDD-Ghana, ESRF
Report in External Series | 2008

Corruption, Anti-corruption Efforts and Aid: Do Donors Have the Right Approach?

This paper is an output from a two-year research project on the linkages between Good Governance, New Aid Modalities and Poverty Reduction for the Advisory Board for Irish Aid. The...
Ivar Kolstad, Verena Fritz and Tammie O'Neil (2008)
London: Overseas Development Institute
CMI Brief | 2008

Monitoring and Evaluating Poverty Reduction Policies in Mozambique. Study 2: Social Relations of Urban Poverty

Issues of urban poverty have received little attention in Mozambique, even though the urban poverty rate is high and urban inequality is on the rise. In the bairros of Maputo,...
Margarida Paulo, Carmeliza Rosário, Inge Tvedten (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 7 no. 3) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2008

'Mucupuki'. Social relations of rural-urban poverty in central Mozambique

This is the third in a series of six qualitative studies monitoring and evaluating Mozambique’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, PARPA. Many communities in Mozambique find themselves in the rural-urban interface, either...
Carmeliza Rosário, Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 14) 87 p.
Book Chapter | 2008

Comparing Poverty Reduction Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa

This concluding chapter compares the poverty reduction strategies of six sub-Saharan African countries (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Three of them, i.e. Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, are Heavily Indebted...
Flora L. Kessy and Arne Tostensen (2008)
in Flora L. Kessy and Arne Tostensen (Eds.): Out of Poverty. Comparative Poverty Reduction Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publisher pp. 162-182
Master's Thesis | 2007

Peacebuilding and Democratic Consolidation in Post-War Guatemala: A Comparative Assessment of the Impact of Civil-Military Reforms in the Peace Accords

This thesis seeks to combine institutional peacebuilding theory and democratization theory in order to understand the process and the result of the implementation of the Guatemalan peace agreement. The nature...
Stina S. Petersen (2007)
Master Thesis in Comparative Politics. Bergen: The University 132 p.
Edited Book | 2007

Casting the Net Wider: Human Rights, Development and New Duty-Bearers

This edited volume brings together scholars and practitioners to address the question as to whether, in our globalised world, the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the South...
Margot E. Salomon, Arne Tostensen, Wouter Vandenhole (Eds.) (2007)
Antwerp : Intersentia 462 p.
Report in External Series | 2007

Land Issues and Poverty Production: Requirements for Lasting Peace in Sudan and Afghanistan

During the last decade, an increasing share of foreign aid has been provided to countries coming out of civil war or experiencing severe conflict. Most of these countries-like the Republic...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Arne Strand (2007)
Washington DC: IFPRI (2020 Focus Brief on the World's Poor and Hungry People) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2007

Measuring Private Sector Corruption

How can donors engage effectively with new kinds of corruption - both in their home countries and in developing and emerging economies - and why is it important to act?
Susan Rose-Ackerman (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2007:5) 5 p.
U4 Brief | 2007

The Recovery of Stolen Assets: A Fundamental Principle of the UN Convention against Corruption

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, the United Nations determined in 2004 that 54 countries had actually become poorer than they were 15 years previously. Most analysts now...
Jack Smith, Mark Pieth, Guillermo Jorge (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2007:2) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2007

Governance Assessments and the Paris Declaration

Is it possible to carry out governance assessments and develop diagnostic tools for enhancing governance while adhering to the principles of the Paris Declaration? Or, are the two processes largely...
Lise Rakner, Vibeke Wang (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 10) 17 p.
CMI Report | 2007

Budget, State and People. Budget Process, Civil Society and Transparency in Angola

This study discerns several deficiencies in the budget process in Angola. The government's budget proposal is not publicly debated, no pre-budget paper is prepared, comparisons between budgeted expenditure and actual...
Jan Isaksen, Inge Amundsen, Arne Wiig with Cesaltina Abreu (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 7) 87 p.
Report in External Series | 2006

To Pay or not to Pay? Citizens' Views on Taxation by 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 (2006)
Dar es Salaam: Mkuni Na Nyota Publishers (REPOA Special Paper no. 18) 36 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Bridging Research and Development Assistance. A Review of Danish Research Networks

Danida has provided financial support to research networks with a view to creating better synergies between research and policy/operations. Six networks were reviewed in the fields of health; poultry; agriculture;...
Arne Tostensen (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 7) 28 p.
Edited Book | 2006

Courts and Social Transformation in New Democracies. An Institutional Voice for the Poor?

Using case studies drawn from Latin America, Africa, India and Eastern Europe, this volue examines the role of courts as a channel for social transformation for excluded sectors of society...
Roberto Gargarella, Pilar Domingo and Theunis Roux, editors (2006)
Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate 311 p.
Commissioned Report | 2006

Mid-term Evaluation Report of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), Afghanistan

Twenty-five years of conflict has left Afghanistan with a profound need for extensive intervention to address reconstruction and development requirements, particularly in rural areas, many of which were never reached...
Sultan Barakat (team leader) and Arne Strand ( team member) (2006)
York: Post-war Reconstruction & Development Unit (PRDU), UoYork
Doctoral Thesis | 2006

Tax Evasion and Fiscal Corruption. Essays on Compliance and Tax Administrative Practices in East and South Africa

Tax evasion and corruption in the tax administration hit developing countries hard. The purpose of this thesis is to shed light on these phenomena in three African countries: South Africa,...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2006)
Bergen: Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) 126 p.
Journal Article | 2006

A Liberal Egalitarian Paradox

A liberal egalitarian theory of justice seeks to combine the values of equality, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. It is considered a much more promising position than strict egalitarianism, because...
Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen (2006)
in Economics and Philosophy vol. 22 no. 3 pp. 393-408
Journal Article | 2006

Relocating the Responsibility Cut: Should more Responsibility Imply Less Redistribution

Liberal egalitarian theories of justice argue that inequalities arising from non-responsibility factors should be eliminated, but that inequalities arising from responsibility factors should be accepted. This article discusses how the...
Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen (2006)
in Politics, Philosophy and Economics vol. 5 no. 3 pp. 353-362
Book Review | 2006

Structural Adjustment: the Policy Roots of Economic Crisis, Poverty and Inequality

Siegfried Pausewang (2006)
in Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 44 no. 2 pp. 344-345