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Journal Article | 2013

Justice by Default? Dealing with Accountability Issues in Sudan

This article explores the conditions that led to the referral of the crisis in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Bashir in...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar Ahmad (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2 pp. 224-247
CMI Working Paper | 2013

Abundant in policy, absent in practice? Rethinking 'local ownership'

Local ownership of international statebuilding processes tends to be understood as a quality which is ‘supported’, ‘fostered’, ‘granted’ or ‘stifled’ by foreigners rather than something which is simply taken by...
Erlend Grøner Krogstad (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:1) 17 p.
Sudan Report | 2012

Will the Sudanese paradox continue? Insecure investment climate and substantial foreign direct investment inflows

The changing international/external economic environment, which is characterized by rapid globalization, expansion of foreign direct investment (FDI), trade liberalization, and technological developments, is creating both opportunities for and risks in...
Hassan Ali Gadkarim (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2012:1) 33 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Infrastructure policy and governance failures

Interventions to fix market failures in infrastructure have often resulted in some form of governance failure and this contributes importantly to explain shortcomings in the supply of infrastructure services in...
Daniel Benitez, Antonio Estache, Tina Søreide (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:5) 31 p.
Journal Article | 2012

Against the Odds: Anti-Corruption Reform in Indonesia

The discourse on anti-corruption approaches during the last decade has been shaped by two extremes: those who prescribe specialized anti-corruption bodies as a remedy in any context and those who...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2012)
in Public Administration and Development vol. 32 no. 1 pp. 38-48
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.
CMI Report | 2010

Learning to build a sustainable peace: Ownership and everyday peacebuilding

Lack of local ownership is seen as a central explanation for why peacebuilding efforts often fail to yield sustainable peace dividends. But how is local ownership understood and acted upon...
Ole Jacob Sending (ed.) (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010:4)
U4 Practice Insight | 2010

From Paris to the anti-corruption project: Examining the feasibility of ownership

This Practice Insight summarises lessons learned from four case studies conducted to examine what bearing the notion of ownership has on anti-corruption interventions involving the private sector. By demonstrating how...
Vera Devine, Marijana Trivunovic, Harald Mathisen (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2010:1) 6 p.
Book Chapter | 2010

One Man Ownership: Political Parties and their Struggle for Democratic Standards

Augustin Magolowonde, Lars G Svåsand (2010)
in Martin Ott, Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo: Democracy in progress. Malawi's 2009 parliamentary and presidential elections. Kachere Series pp. 265-294
U4 Issue | 2009

Maximising the potential of UNCAC implementation: Making use of the self-assessment checklist

The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) offers States Parties a unique framework to strengthen their ability to prevent and combat corruption. The self‑assessment checklist, which was developed as part of...
Sarah Repucci (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2009:13) 22 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

UN support for peacebuilding: Nepal as the exceptional case

In the annals of UN peace operations, the mission in Nepal (UNMIN) appears as an exceptional case. Most peace support operations today are multidimensional – covering the security sector, political...
Astri Suhrke (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 7) 48 p.
U4 Practice Insight | 2009

The anatomy of a failed anti corruption project: A case study from Nepal

In 2004 and 2005, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) implemented the first anti‑corruption project involving the private sector in Nepal. Despite the novelty of a supply‑side...
Narayan Manandhar (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2009:3) 8 p.
U4 Practice Insight | 2009

Commitment, control and interest: A case study in operationalising ownership

How can donors promote national ownership in the projects and programmes they fund? How do national counterparts regard ownership? How to translate principles articulated in international documents, such as the...
Marijana Trivunovic (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2009:2) 8 p.
Report in External Series | 2009

Strengthening Nordic development cooperation in and with Afghanistan

The meeting of the Nordic Foreign Ministers in Stockholm on 18 April 2008 adopted a Plan of Action for Nordic Cooperation in Afghanistan to enable them to be a more...
Petter Bauck and Arne Strand (2009)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 3/2009) 43 p.
CMI Report | 2008

Mid-Term Review of the Country Programme (MoU: 2003:2008) between Norway and Bangladesh

This report provides an assessment of Norway's bilateral development assistance to Bangladesh, covering the period 2003 to 2007, based on information collected on a selection of projects within the country...
Arne Wiig, Farah Ghuznavi, Alf Morten Jerve (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 3) 49 p.
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
Book Chapter | 2008

Sri Lanka: Exploring 'Ownership' of Aid-Funded Projects: a Comparative Study of Japanese, Norwegian and Swedish Project Aid

Alf Morten Jerve, W.D. Lakshman and Piyadasa Ratnayake (2008)
in Alf Morten Jerve, Yasutami Shinomura and Annette Skovsted Hansen (Eds.): Aid Relationships in Asia. Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid. Houndsmills, Basingstoke / N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan pp. 83-115
Book Chapter | 2008

Introduction: Conceptualising Ownership in Aid Relations

Alf Morten Jerve and Annette Skovsted Hansen (2008)
in Alf Morten Jerve, Yasutami Shinomura and Annette Skovsted Hansen (Eds.): Aid Relationships in Asia. Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid. Hondsmille, Basingstoke / N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan pp. 3-21
Edited Book | 2008

Aid Relationships in Asia. Exploring Ownership in Japanese and Nordic Aid

This book offers fresh perspectives on the current aid effectiveness and aid relationship debates by focusing on the issue of ownership.  The book explores aid relationships from a recipient point...
Alf Morten Jerve, Yasutami Shimomura and Annette Skovsted Hansen (Eds.) (2008)
Houndsmille, Basingstoke/ N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan 237 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.