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Report in External Series | 2011

Supporting child rights: Synthesis of lessons learned in four countries

This evaluation was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the dual purpose of: (a) summarising results achieved...
Arne Tostensen, Hugo Stokke, Sven Trygged and Kate Halvorsen (2011)
(Available from Sida)
U4 Brief | 2011

Législation internationale en matière de lutte contre le blanchiment d'argent : comment engager la responsabilité des dirigeants politiques vis-à-vis de l'étranger

Les régimes de lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux (LBC) représentent un outil potentiellement très efficace de lutte contre la corruption. Sur le plan international, ils peuvent notamment constituer un...
David Chaikin (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:20) 8 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Defining the Mission. The US Engagement in Afghanistan.

The US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was in a sense a curious accident of history. Enraged by the attacks on New York and Washington, the Bush Administration invaded a...
Astri Suhrke (2011)
Oslo: PRIO (PRIO Papers)
Book Chapter | 2011

Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail

Theories of corruption incidence hold that sectors with a high degree of complexity are particularly prone to corruption because it is difficult for outsiders to effectively monitor service delivery (Klitgaard,...
Tina Søreide and Rory Truex (2011)
in Susan Rose-Ackerman and Tina Søreide : The International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption . Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar pp. 478-498
Book | 2011

"As long as they don't bury me here". Social relations of poverty in a Namibian shantytown

An increasing number of poor Southern Africans live in poverty-stricken urban slums or shantytowns. Focusing on four shantytowns in the northern Namibian town of Oshakati, this book analyses the coping...
Inge Tvedten (2011)
Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliografien (Basel Namibia Studies Series vol. 11) 216 p.
Report in External Series | 2010

Why multistakeholder groups succeed and fail

Anti-corruption initiatives increasingly use multi-stakeholder groups, comprised of representatives from government, private sector, and civil society organizations, to drive implementation at the local level and serve as a force for...
Rory Truex and Tina Søreide (2010)
Washington DC : World Bank (World Bank Policy Research Working Papers no. 5495) 20 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Fairness and the development of inequality acceptance

Fairness considerations fundamentally affect human behavior, but our understanding of the nature and development of people’s fairness preferences is limited. The dictator game has been the standard experimental design for...
Bertil Tungodden, I. Almas, A.W. Cappelen, E.O. Sorensen (2010)
in Science vol. 328 no. 5982 pp. 1176-1178
Book | 2010

The legal foundations of inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas 1776-1860

The long revolutionary movements that gave birth to constitutional democracies in the Americas were founded on egalitarian constitutional ideals. They claimed that all men were created equal and with similar...
Roberto Gargarella (2010)
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press 273 p.
CMI Brief | 2010

Assessing the implications of PARPA II in rural Northern Mozambique 2006-2009

This brief presents the main conclusions from the fourth in a series of six studies monitoring and evaluating Mozambique’s poverty reduction strategy PARPA II by using a combination of quantitative...
Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo, Carmeliza Rosário (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 5) 2 p.
CMI Report | 2010

'A woman should not be the boss when a man is present'. Gender and poverty in Southern Mozambique

This is the third and final report in the series “Gender Policies and Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique”, revealing a curious incongruity between often broad and sweeping statements about gender...
Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo, Minna Tuominen (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010:7) 50 p.
Report in External Series | 2010

Good governance in Nigeria: A study in political economy and donor support

The study makes recommendations for Norway’s strategic approach to governance in Nigeria based on a political economy analysis.  Norad was requested to undertake the study by the Norwegian Embassy in...
Inge Amundsen (2010)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 17/2010) 74 p.
U4 Brief | 2010

International anti-money laundering laws. Improving external accountability of political leaders

The full potential of anti-money laundering regimes (AML) as an anti-corruption tool is yet to be realised. At the international level, AML measures can provide a checks and balances mechanism...
David Chaikin (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010:4) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2010

An exception to the rule? Why Indonesia's Anti-Corruption Commission succeeds where others don't - a comparison with the Philippines' Ombudsman

Anti-corruption agencies have long been a principal strategy to fight corruption in many developing countries. Unfortunately, few of them have produced evident results and they are seen as being rather...
Emil P. Bolongaita (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2010:4) 34 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Maoist control and level of civil conflict in Nepal

Was the Maoist influence during the insurgency in Nepal stronger in districts with high rates of poverty and inequality? In contrast to previous studies we limit the analysis to the...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2010)
in South Asia Economic Journal vol. 11 no. 1 pp. 99-110
CMI Brief | 2010

Zimbabwe's multilayered crisis

Once a vibrant and dynamic society, Zimbabwe has since the turn of the millennium gone through a complex multilayered and pervasive series of catastrophes. Political instability, lawlessness, misgovernment and a...
Alois Mlambo and Brian Raftopoulos (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Judicial protection of the right to health in Colombia: From social demands to individual claims to public debates

Even in a region characterized by a number of countries with robust constitutions and judicial enforcement of social rights, Colombia stands out as a striking example of judicial activism regarding...
Alicia Ely Yamin and Oscar Parra-Vera (2010)
in Hastings International and Comparative Law Review vol. 33 no. 2 pp. 101-129
U4 Brief | 2010

'What does not get measured, does not get done'. The methods and limitations of measuring illicit financial flows

Estimates of the size of illicit financial flows have been questioned because data used to measure the phenomenon is fraught with problems. However, such estimates are necessary to inform policy...
Alessandra Fontana (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010-2) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

Valg og storpolitikk på det afrikanske horn

Den 23. mai gikk Etiopias befolkning til valgurnene i det som er landets fjerde valg siden regimeskiftet i 1991. Det er imidlertid knyttet lite spenning til årets valg; forventningen er...
Lovise Aalen, Terje Østebø (2010)
Klassekampen 1. June
Commissioned Report | 2010

Navigating complexity. A review of training for peace in Africa

Training for Peace in Africa (TfP) has, since its start in 1995, been provided with NOK 170 million to strengthen African capacities for participation in peace support operations. This includes...
Elling N. Tjønneland and Chris Albertyn (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned by Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Norway in Pretoria) 67 p.
U4 Brief | 2010

Unpacking the concept of political will to confront corruption

Quite often, "lack of political will" is identified as the culprit for poorly performing anti-corruption programmes. Yet despite the frequency with which it is used to explain unsatisfactory reform outcomes,...
Derick W. Brinkerhoff (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010:1) 4 p.