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Journal Article | 2009

When "participation" isn't participatory: current health reforms in colombia

Colombia is a country marked by extreme social inequalities and high levels of violence, with a government that has brutally repressed social movements and dissidents, including health workers’ unions. Notwithstanding...
Alicia Ely Yamin (2009)
in Health and Human Rights no. August 25
Journal Article | 2009

Shades of dignity: exploring the demands of equality in applying human rights frameworks to health

The foundational principle of human rights is that all human beings are equal in rights, dignity, and worth. Yet we live in a world ravaged by social inequalities both within...
Alicia Ely Yamin (2009)
in Health and Human Rights vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 1-18
Journal Article | 2009

Bureaucratic complexity and impacts of corruption in utilities

This paper explores how the relationship between bureaucratic complexity and corruption affects the performance in utilities. We observe considerable variation in the performance of the utilities across countries, even across...
Line Tøndel Seim and Tina Søreide (2009)
in Utilities Policy vol. 17 176-184 p.
CMI Report | 2009

Statistical evidence on social and economic exclusion in Nepal

The discourse on social exclusion in Nepal is very ideological, with some authors considering basically all Nepalis as socially excluded except for male Bahuns of hill origin. This is obviously...
Arun K.L. Das and Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 15) 54 p.
CMI Report | 2009

Conciliatory approaches to the insurgency in Afghanistan: An overview

This report is a preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot in time, focusing on practices or arrangements that were still...
Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Aziz Hakimi, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Akbar Sarwari and Arne Strand (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 1) 46 p.
Book Chapter | 2009

Foreign aid to transitional justice: The cases of Rwanda and Guatemala, 1995-2005

Although transitional justice (TJ) has been an area of significant donor engagement for more than a decade, little is known about the scope, trends, and experiences of that engagement. This...
Stina S. Petersen, Ingrid Samset, and Vibeke Wang (2009)
in Kai Ambos, Judith Large, and Marieke Wierda (Eds.): Building a future on peace and justice: Studies in transitional justice, conflict resolution and development. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer pp 439-467
CMI Working Paper | 2008

Improving the Quality of Health Care when Health Workers are in Short Supply

A number of low- and middle-income countries have a severe shortage of health workers. This paper studies how health workers' choices of labour supply and work effort impact on the...
Ottar Mæstad and Gaute Torsvik (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2008: 12) 25 p.
Journal Article | 2008

Cash Transfers Contributing to Social Protection: A Review of Evaluation Findings

The positive effects of conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) in Latin America have led to the recommendation that CCTs should be promoted. This may be premature since there is not...
Espen Villanger (2008)
in Forum for Development Studies vol.35 no.2 pp.221-256
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Veien til fred: tilbake til Bonn

Norske journalister som dekket Jonas Gahr Støres besøk i Afghanistan nylig overså saken fullstendig, men for afghanske journalister var det førstesides oppslag: «Den norske regjeringen støtter forhandlinger med Taliban».Støre kom...
Astri Suhrke (2008)
Bergens Tidende 27.10.08
Edited Book | 2008

Out of Poverty. Comparative Poverty Reduction Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa

Poverty reduction has been a long-standing concern of all African countries since independence. This focus is also reflected in the policies of the international donor community, including the twin International...
Flora L. Kessy and Arne Tostensen ( Eds.) (2008)
Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers Ltd 188 p.
Report in External Series | 2008

Anti-corruption Reforms: Challenges, Effects and Limits of World Bank Support

This study compares the evolution of the state-of-the-art in research and analysis of anticorruption and transparency with World Bank practice. The first part of the paper reviews the theoretical and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jan Isaksen (2008)
Washington DC: Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank (IEG Working Paper no. 7) 78 p.
Report in External Series | 2008

Changes in Citizens' Perceptions of the Local Taxation System in Tanzania

This brief examines changes in citizens' perceptions of local taxation over time in Tanzania based on survey data from 2003 and 2006. It investigates why people do or do not...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Erasto Ngalewa and Lucas Katera (2008)
REPOA Brief no. 12 pp. 1-4
Master's Thesis | 2008

Exploring the Relationship between Socio-Economic Inequality, Political Instability and Economic Growth: Why do We Know so Little?

Gunhild Gram Giskemo (2008)
Master Thesis in Comparative Politics. Bergen: University of Bergen. Department of Comparative Politics 126 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

L'élaboration des Politiques Anti-Corruption dans la Pratique: Quelles Implications pour la mise en ouvre de l'Article 5 de la CNUCC?

Pour endiguer la corruption rampante dont ils pâtissent, de nombreux gouvernements ont choisi d'adopter des stratégies nationales générales de lutte contre la corruption, avec des résultats cependant mitigés. Cette note...
Karen Hussmann, Hannes Hechler (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:20) 4 p.
Sudan Report | 2008

Can the Sudan Achieve the MDGs Given its Past and Present Expenditures Allocation Patterns?

In recent years there has been enormous concern about whether or not the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) and non-HIPCs will be able to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)....
Medani Mohmed Ahmed (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2008: 2)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Kan vi gjøre noe?

Jo lengre konflikter varer, jo mer innviklet har de en tendens til å bli og jo mer preges de av at det er ekstremister på alle sider som bestemmer mulighetenes...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2008)
Dagbladet 05.05.08
Book Chapter | 2008

Public Interest Litigation, Social Rights, and Social Policy

Can social rights litigation contribute to more equitable and socially sustainable development outcomes?  This chapter investigates the potential of public interest litigation to advance social rights and channel the voices...
Siri Gloppen (2008)
in Anis A. Dani and Arjan de Haan (Eds.): Inclusive States. Social Policy and Structural Inequalities. Wash.D.C.: World Bank pp. 343-367
Report in External Series | 2008

Public Sector Reform: What Works and Why?

The main objective of this evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is to help the World Bank learn how to contribute more effectively to public sector reform (PSR) in...
S. Webb (team leader), M. Casanegra (tax adm), A. Evans (civil service reform), O.-H. Fjeldstad & J. Isaksen (anticorruption), I. Funke (ass team leader), R. Webb (history), C. Wescott (public financial management) (2008)
Washington DC: World Bank (IEG Evaluation Report) 90 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

Combating Corruption in the Revenue Service: The Case of VAT Refunds in Bolivia

A recent and relatively successful anti-corruption strategy on value added tax refunds conducted in Bolivia, applied a process flow approach that appears to be powerful in preventing corruption in tax...
Juan Carlos Zuleta (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:14) 8 p.
Report in External Series | 2008

Citizens Demand Tougher Action on Corruption

This brief examines the extent of corruption perceived by residents of six councils in Tanzania; identifying the sectors worst affected. It also presents recommendations on measures to address local corruption...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Erasto Ngalewa and Lucas Katera (2008)
REPOA Brief no. 11 pp. 1-8