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Book | 2016

Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European...
Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn (2016)
Edward Elgar Publishing 296 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2016

Increasing trust in the bank to enhance savings: Experimental evidence from India

Recent evidence highlights the importance of trust in explaining bank account savings. According to economic theory, repeated interactions can play a crucial role in shaping trust. We designed the first...
Rahul Mehrotra, Vincent Somville, Lore vandewalle (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:02)
Report in External Series | 2015

Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India

A growing share of the world population is getting access to a formal bank account. This allows a move from cash to account based payments. Grounding our hypothesis in behavioral...
Vincent Somville and Lore Vandewalle (2015)
Geneva: The Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (IHEID Working Paper no. 01-2015)
Report in External Series | 2015

African Development: What role do the rising powers play?

The July 2014 BRICS Summit marked a change in the level of the ambitions of this alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit’s decisions carry potentially...
Elling N Tjønneland (2015)
Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Report no. January) 10 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies?

Many informal cash-based economies run parallel financial systems that are very different to the Western banking concept. Such countries are perceived to have a high risk of money laundering. Looking...
Nikos Passas (2015)
Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:10) 30 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

The social uses of livestock among pastoralists in Sudan: Food systems, stores of value, wealth, power, and authority

The impact of livestock on the economy of Sudan and its social uses within the pastoral sector are of great importance in the future development of the country. The role...
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:2) 22 p.
Book Chapter | 2014

Elite Capture of Kabul Bank

Afghanistan is entering the most critical period since the overthrow of Taliban back in 2001. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced withdrawal of international forces by 2014, and...
Arne Strand (2014)
in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing
U4 Brief | 2014

Donors and "zero tolerance for corruption": From principle to practice

Bilateral donors often use “zero tolerance for corruption policies” to signal a tough stance against corruption, but staff often experience a lack of clarity on how to apply these policies...
Francesco De Simone, Nils Taxell (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:2) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Results measurement and evaluability: a comparative analysis

We compare the procedures and structures for supporting results measurement and evaluation between the Norwegian aid administration, the World Bank, Danida and Department for International Development. We find an important...
Rob Lloyd, Derek Poate, Espen Villanger (2014)
in Journal of Development Effectiveness vol. 6 no. 4 pp. 378-391
Journal Article | 2014

Assessing aid impacts revisited: results measurement in Norwegian aid

We compare the procedures and structures for supporting results measurement and evaluation between the Norwegian aid administration, the World Bank, Danida and Department for International Development. We find an important...
Rob Lloyd and Espen Villanger (2014)
in Journal of Development Effectiveness vol. 6 no. 4 pp. 461-479
Edited Book | 2014

Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges

All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively be described as forms of...
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.) (2014)
Edward Elgar Publishing
Book Chapter | 2014

Capital flight from Africa - with a little help from the banks

Africa is a source of large-scale capital flight. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on how banks facilitate capital flight from Africa. There is growing evidence that...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Kari K. Heggstad (2014)
Chapter 3 (pp. 49-92) in Alves da Rocha : Fuga de Capitais e a Política de Desenvolvimento a Favor do Mais Pobres em Angola [Capital Flight and Pro-Poor Development Policy in Angola] . Luanda: CEIC/NCA
U4 Issue | 2013

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Corruption in the pharmaceutical system results in wasted resources, limited access to health services and reduced health gains. In this U4 Issue paper, we examine select global initiatives in the...
Jillian Clare Kohler, Natalia Ovtcharenko (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:3) 26 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Is oil-rich Angola a development success?

Ten years after the end of its civil war, Angola, which is heading to the polls Friday, has been transformed into a regional African power with a strong economy, but...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012)
CNN 30.08.2012
Master's Thesis | 2012

En skattepolitisk konfrontasjon med skatteparadiser. Det norske Finansdepartementets narrativ om nasjonalpolitisk avmakt i møte med et globalt fenomen 1970-2012

The issue of so-called “tax havens” is controversial and has been on the international political agenda with interest peaking at the G20 meeting of 2nd April 2009. The phenomenon`s main...
Kristine Sævold (2012)
Masteravhandling i historie. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen 125 s.
U4 Issue | 2012

Chasing kleptocrats' loot: Narrowing the effectiveness gap

International measures to counter the laundering of looted wealth have not had a significant impact, despite their apparent strength. Evidence, including an original case study of Papua New Guinea, suggests...
Jason Sharman (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:4) 31 p.
U4 Brief | 2012

Unready for REDD+? Lessons from corruption in Ugandan conservation areas

This U4 Brief extracts lessons from recent Ugandan experiences with conservation areas and corruption. A case involving the World Bank/Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Ugandan Ministry of Trade, Tourism, and...
Connor Cavanagh (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2012:3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2012

International money-laundering regulation of alternative remittance systems - why the current approach does not work in developing countries

This article examines the recommendations of an influential international advisory body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), towards regulation of Alternative Remittance Systems (ARSs). The analysis shows that FATF is...
Joanna Trautsolt, Jesper Johnsøn (2012)
in Journal of Money Laundering Control vol. 15 no. 4 pp. 407 - 420
U4 Brief | 2011

What's the catch? Considering an EITI for fisheries

Lack of transparency in commercial fisheries has been a longstanding issue for those working to promote small-scale fishers’ rights in developing countries. It is a feature of the management of fisheries...
André Standing (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:18) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2011

Islamic women's organisations on the West Bank

Islamic organisations’ role in improving women’s position in society is often dismissed. Instead, they are believed to be devoted to charitable work and entrench patriarchal structures in line with traditional...
Hilde Kjøstvedt (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 8) 4 p.