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U4 Issue | 2014

Using Corruption Risk Assessments for REDD+: An Introduction for Practitioners

Corruption Risk Assessments (CRAs) are both an analytic and due diligence exercise to identify issues associated with, contributing to, or otherwise facilitating corruption in a particular setting. An area where...
Aled Williams (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2014:1) 22 p.
Report in External Series | 2013

Real-Time Evaluation of Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative Contribution to Measurement, Reporting and Verification

The Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), launched in December 2007, has pledged substantial development assistance to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries...
LTS International in cooperation with Ecometrica, Indufor Oy and the Chr. Michelsen Institute (2013)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Reports no. 5/2013) 136 p.
Report in External Series | 2013

Rouhani to the rescue: Aiming for the Middle Way in the Islamic Republic

Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidential elections by posing as the voice of protest and change. Though previously considered a conservative he ran a campaign with strong reformist flavour. Rouhani himself...
Kjetil Selvik (2013)
NOREF Expert Analysis, August 2013
Journal Article | 2013

Does Uranium Mining Increase Civil Conflict Risk? Evidence from a Spatiotemporal Analysis of Africa from 1960 to 2008

We investigate whether uranium, similar to other resources, is associated with armed conflicts. The analysis uses grid cells in Africa to test this hypothesis. Results from logistic regressions reveal that...
Carlo Koos, Matthias Basedau (2013)
in Civil Wars vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 306-331
Doctoral Thesis | 2013

Explaining Variation in Violence After Civil war: A Comparative Analysis of Angola (2002-2009) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2003-2010)

Ingrid Samset (2013)
Dissertation for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD). Bergen: University of Bergen 496 p.
Book Chapter | 2012

From "Enemies of the Revolution" to Unfulfilled Ideal: Private Industrial Entrepreneurs in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Private sector industrial entrepreneurs are usually perceived as “victims” of the Iranian revolution. This reading has been shaped by events like the Revolutionary council’s dispossession of the Pahlavi industrial elite...
Kjetil Selvik (2012)
in Negin Nabavi: Iran: From Theocracy to the Green Movement. Palgrave Macmillan
Book Chapter | 2012

Sexual violence: The case of eastern Congo

Ingrid Samset (2012)
in Astri Suhrke and Mats Berdal, eds.: The peace in between. Post-war violence and peacebuilding. London/N.Y.: Routledge pp. 229-247
U4 Brief | 2011

Gouvernance forestière au Congo : le règne de la corruption ?

La gestion innovante des forêts de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) constitue une priorité internationale. Elle est importante pour la promotion du bien-être socio-économique et la protection de la biodiversité et...
Theodore Trefon (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:17) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2011

Extractive sectors and illicit financial flows: What role for revenue governance initiatives?

Countries highly dependent on natural resources are among the most severely affected by the problem of illicit financial flows. Despite a lack of definite studies proving the correlation between higher...
Philippe Le Billon (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:13) 41 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Real-time evaluation of Norway's international climate and forest initiative. Contributions to a global REDD+ regime 2007-2010

This report is an output of the first iteration of a process of real-time evaluation of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). This strand of evaluation addresses NICFI’s contribution...
Richard Tipper, Johan Helland, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen et al (2011)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation report no. 12/2010) 82 p.
U4 Report | 2011

REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges in schemes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)

Donor-backed programmes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) intend to financially reward individuals, communities and countries that cut carbon emissions from forests as part of a global...
Peter Bofin, Mari-Lise du Preez, André Standing, Aled Williams (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2011:1) 79 p.
U4 Brief | 2010

Forest governance in Congo: Corruption rules?

Innovative management of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) forests is an international priority. It is important to promote socio-economic wellbeing and biodiversity conservation. It is also crucial to address...
Theodore Trefon (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010 No 5) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2010

UN peacekeeping in the Congo: When is the job done?

On 28 May 2010, the United Nations Security Council made a critical decision on the future of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monuc) – the...
Ingrid Samset (2010)
Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre (Noref Policy Brief no. 6, June) 7 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

Utenriksanalyse: Militære blindveier til fred

Kongos regjering vil ha FN-styrken ut, og det kjapt. Det er ingen god idé. Men FN kan heller ikke fortsette som før.
Ingrid Samset (2010)
Morgenbladet 21-27 May
Journal Article | 2010

Wrong schools or wrong students? The potential role of medical education in regional imbalances of the health workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania

Background The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural...
Beatus K. Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad (2010)
in Human Resources for Health vol. 8 no. 3
Book | 2010

Courts and power in Latin America and Africa

Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others?  And, why do some courts remain very timid while others—under seemingly similar circumstances—become...
Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan 231 p.
U4 Brief | 2009

Profiting from corruption: The role and responsibility of financial institutions

This U4 Brief assesses how banks facilitate illicit capital flows from developing countries. The shortcomings of the existing regulatory frameworks are discussed, and recommendations are made for donor governments on...
Robert Palmer (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:31) 4 p.
Commissioned Report | 2009

Review of Christian Relief Network (CRN)

Randi Lotsberg (2009)
Oslo: Norad
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Utenriksanalyse: Global og lokal rettferdighet

Samtidig med rettssaken mot Moland og French pågår det en annen rettssak fra Kongo i Haag, Nederland.
Ingrid Samset (2009)
Morgenbladet 23-29 October
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Utenriksanalyse: Vår tids storkonflikt

Snart har Kongo-konflikten tatt livet av like mange som holocaust, men hvem bryr seg?
Ingrid Samset (2009)
Morgenbladet 4-10 September