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CMI Brief | 2011

Does the Colombian constitutional court undermine the health system?

Is right-to-health litigation a suitable strategy for advancing the right to health, or does it reinforce inequalities and undermine health authorities in their attempts to control costs and set fair priorities? Colombia...
Camila Gianella (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 7) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2011

Social security, poverty dynamics and economic growth in Angola's smallholder agriculture

A new Land Act introduced in Angola in 2004 demonstrates a genuine interest in the protection of the customary land rights of rural communities and underlines rural communities’ rights to...
Eyolf Jul-Larsen, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:5) 33 p.
Book Chapter | 2011

The Governance of infrastructure regulation: An economist's view

INTRODUCTION: Network industries—electricity, gas, road, telecommunications, and private water supply—need regulation in one way or the other. Very often only one network operates in a given market. The expenses of...
Tina Søreide (2011)
in Antonio Estache : Emerging issues in competition, collusion and regulation of network industries . London : Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
U4 Issue | 2011

Les fondements de l'intégrité dans la passation des marchés

Pourquoi et comment la corruption se manifeste-t-elle dans la passation des marchés? Pourquoi est-il important de prévenir la corruption dans la passation des marchés ? Quels sont les risques principaux...
Kari K. Heggstad, Mona Frøystad (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:16) 47 p.
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
Journal Article | 2010

Responsibility for what? Fairness and individual responsibility

What should individuals be held responsible for? This is a fundamental question in much of the contemporary debate on distributive justice. Different fairness ideals, such as strict egalitarianism, and different...
Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen and Bertil Tungodden (2010)
in European Economic Review vol. 54 no. 3 pp. 429-441
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 Chapter | 2010

Genealogies of an extra virgin. Pensèe on aesthetics: The cultural flow of a food

Nefissa Naguib (2010)
in Nefissa Naguib and Bert de Vries (eds): Movements of people in time and space. Heureux qui comme Ulysses a fair un beau voyage Bergen: Bric pp. 165-172
Book Chapter | 2010

When there are no foreign lands and all lands are foreign: Two texts from the Indian Ocean

Anne Bang (2010)
in Nefissa Naguib and Bert de Vries (eds.): Movements of people in time and space. Heureux qui comme Ulysses a fair un beau voyage Bergen: Bric pp. 151-164
Journal Article | 2010

"They have achieved a lot because we have paid them a lot": NGOs and the international community in the West Balkans. Perceptions of each other

Strengthening civil society has had a prominent place in the international community's strategy for the West Balkans. Rather than creating an independent and sustainable NGO sector, however, it has made...
Åse Berit Grødeland (2010)
in Global Society vol. 24 no. 2 pp. 171-199
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.
CMI Brief | 2010

Media constraints in sub-Saharan Africa

”Free and fair” elections depend not only on factors like adequate election management bodies, election transparency and the absence of coercion. For election to be truly free and fair citizens...
Marie-Soleil Frère (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 4) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2010

UNCAC in a nutshell. A quick guide to the United Nations Convention against Corruption for embassy and donor agency staff

This guide provides an introduction for country-level embassy and donor agency staff on what the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) can mean for their work. The aim is to...
Hannes Hechler (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010:6) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Elite perceptions of anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine

Anti-corruption efforts introduced in Ukraine in recent years have predominantly been imposed from the outside. They have been vague, all-inclusive and lacking in political and public support. What is more,...
Åse Berit Grødeland (2010)
in Global Crime vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 237-260
U4 Brief | 2009

Réformer la corruption de l'or noir nigérian? Seconde partie: Progrès et perspectives

Au Nigeria comme ailleurs, les pratiques de corruption entravent la performance du secteur pétrolier. Cette Note de synthèse U4 examine cinq démarches permettant de faire avancer la réforme anti‑corruption dans...
Alexandra Gillies (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:24) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Faire face à la corruption en éducation : faire progresser des pratiques de responsabilisation grâce au suivi budgétaire.

Le travail sur le budget de l’éducation effectué par la société civile est un instrument puissant permettant de rendre les gouvernements comptables vis-à-vis de leurs citoyens et d’attirer l’attention sur...
Victoria Turrent (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:17) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Les études de suivi des dépenses publiques : Les leçons de la Tanzanie

Alors que la réussite de l’application des Etudes de suivi des dépenses publiques (ESDP) en Ouganda a reçu et continue de recevoir une grande attention, on trouve moins de documentation...
Geir Sundet (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:14) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2009

Faryab Survey Comparison of Findings from Maymane, 2006 and 2009

This is a follow-up to an earlier survey conducted in Maymane district by the Organization for Sustainable Development and Research (OSDR) during a two-week period in early November 2006. In...
Arne Strand and Organisation for Sustainable Development and Research (OSDR) (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009:2)
CMI Working Paper | 2008

Rich Meets Poor - an International Fairness Experiment

Why do people in rich countries not transfer more of their income to people in the world's poorest countries? To study this question and the relative importance of needs, entitlements,...
Alexander W. Cappelen, Karl Ove Moene, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2008: 10) 29 p.
Journal Article | 2008

Democratizing a Dependent State: The Case of Afghanistan

The post-Taliban democratic reforms in Afghanistan were in part a recreation of the past. Afghanistan has had six constitutions between 1923 and 1990, and most have provided for national assemblies...
Astri Suhrke (2008)
in Democratization vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 630-648