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CMI Working Paper | 2008

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, also across...
Line Tøndel and Tina Søreide (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2008: 2) 15 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

Anti-corruption Measures as Political Criteria for EU Accession: Lessons from the Bulgarian Experience

The issue of corruption featured high on the agenda of the two latest enlargements of the European Union, in particular with respect to the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, in...
Boyko Todorov (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:5)
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.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Taliban vinner fotfeste

TERROREN I AFGHANISTAN. I stadig flere områder opererer Taliban nå helt åpent. Det er klare tegn på at NATO er på vikende front i den afghanske opinion. Militær opptrapping? USA...
Astri Suhrke, Arne Strand, Christian Berg Harpviken (2008)
Aftenposten 16.01.08
Book | 2008

Changing Regime Discourse and Reform in Syria

The article analyses the change in discourse accompanying Bashar al-Asad's economic liberalization after 2000. The old populist social contract is to be replaced with a new one that allows the...
Kjetil Selvik and Aurora Sottimano (2008)
Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner 77 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
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2007

Kolonialismens nye former

Eyolf Jul-Larsen (2007)
Bergens Tidende, 20.12.2007
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.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2007

Bukken og havresekken

Norsk Senter for Demokratistøtte (NDS) - som består av alle partiene på Stortinget - får 7 millioner kroner årlig for å bistå i «utviklingen av velfungerende og pluralistiske politiske demokratiske...
Inge Amundsen (2007)
Dagbladet, 6. desember
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.
CMI Working Paper | 2007

Taxation and State Building: Poor Countries in a Globalised World

How far has the recent global wave of tax reform contributed to state building in poorer countries? Our conclusion mirrors other general globalisation arguments: there are good things to report,...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Mick Moore (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2007: 11) 22 p.
Report in External Series | 2007

Maintaining the Process? Aid to Transitional Justice in Rwanda and Guatemala, 1995-2005

This report assesses the aid that was given in support of transitional justice processes in Rwanda and Guatemala between 1995 and 2005. The analysis is based on statistical data from...
Ingrid Samset, Stina S. Petersen, Vibeke Wang (2007)
Bonn: Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) 42 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.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2007

Tallmagi og bistand

I bistandspolitikken finner politikere og forskere nå sammen i en entusiasme for behagelige sannheter.12. oktober kommer økonomen Paul Collier til Oslo for å legge fram sin nye bok, «The Bottom...
Ingrid Samset og Astri Suhrke (2007)
Dagbladet 08.10.07
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.