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CMI Brief | 2016

Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi

Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions...
Asiyati Chiweza, Vibeke Wang, Ann Maganga (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2016

“A Civil-Military Alliance”: The Venezuelan Armed Forces before and during the Chávez era

Executive summary When Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) came to power in Venezuela in 1998, the military was bestowed with a new—and controversial—role in society. Being a former career military himself, a central...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:4)
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Civil society and peace building in Sudan: A critical look

Abstract The role of civil society organizations in peace making and peace building is often valorized, especially in countries that witness protracted conflicts. The assumption underlying this valorization is that while...
Munzoul A. M. Assal (University of Khartoum) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:2) 24 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

The Sudan Armed Forces and Prospects of Change

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has a long history of siding with civil protestors in times of national political crisis. In recent years, waves of popular protests, often called the...
Atta El-Battahani (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2016:3) 9 p.
Journal Article | 2016

The voice of China in Africa: media, communication technologies and image-building

There is a fascination with the increasing economic and political importance of China in the global economy, in international politics, and in African affairs. China’s rapid economic expansion in Africa, together with economic growth...
Fei Jiang, Shubo Li, Helge Rønning, Elling N. Tjønneland (2016)
in Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. March 2016 pp. 1-7
Journal Article | 2015

Perceptions of Chinese presence in Africa as reflected in the African media: case study of Uganda

The Chinese entry into the African continent and the subsequent effect on soft power in global relations are of increasing interest to many scholars. This article explores local perceptions of...
Goretti L. Nassangaa & Sabiti Makarab (2015)
in Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. 1 pp. 21-37
CMI Report | 2015

Private sector development for poverty reduction. Opportunities and challenges for Norwegian development aid

Private sector development (PSD) is back on the donors’ agenda. In Norway, PSD aid and aid funded loans have increased more than five-fold during the last decade and the government has promised further...
Espen Villanger,Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:9)
CMI Report | 2015

Diversification and Development,or “White Elephants”? Transport in Angola’s Lobito Corridor

The Angolan government has put much emphasis on rehabilitating and expanding the country’s transport infrastructure. Assisted by oil revenues, foreign construction companies, credits lines and loans Angola has embarked upon...
Ana Duarte, Fernando Pacheco, Regina Santos, Elling N. Tjønneland (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:07) 44 p.
Journal Article | 2015

In Tanzania, The Many Costs Of Pay-For-Performance Leave Open To Debate Whether The Strategy Is Cost-Effective

Pay-for-performance programs in health care are widespread in low- and middle-income countries. However, there are no studies of these programs’ costs or cost-effectiveness. We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of a...
Josephine Borghi, Richard Little, Peter Binyaruka, Edith Patouillard, August Kuwawenaruwa (2015)
in Health Affairs vol. 34 pp. 3406-14
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Informal Cross-Border Trade in Eastern Sudan A Case Study from Kassala and Gedarif States

Informal trade in pre-colonial Africa, sometimes in the form of barter, wasone of the mechanisms of social interaction between various ethnic groupsand jurisdictions. It was an alternative to the state...
ElTayeb Mohamadain and Hassan Ahmed Abdel Ati (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:6) 22 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Building Blocks for Peace An Evaluation of the Training for Peace in Africa Programme

The Training for Peace in Africa  programme (TfP) was initiated in 1995 and has been fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is implemented to five partners...
Elling N. Tjønneland,Torunn Wimpelmann, Anna Paterson, Chris Albertyn, David Fleming, Alice Hills (2014)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department no. 6/14) 137 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Demand for second-stage land certification in Ethiopia: Evidence from household panel data

Ethiopia has implemented one of the largest, fastest and least expensive land registration and certification reforms in Africa. While there is evidence that this ‘first-stage’ land registration has had positive...
Sosina Bezu, Stein Holden (2014)
in Land Use Policy vol. 41 pp. 193-205
CMI Brief | 2013

Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh

The two major political parties in Bangladesh are dynastic, like other well-known parties in South Asia. Political dynasty means a prominent political family runs the party. This restricts the level...
Inge Amundsen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 6) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2013

CSR and Reputation Building in Syria: Contextualizing the 'Business Case'

The business case for CSR refers to the idea that companies should adopt socially respon­sible practices out of self-interest. This article critically discusses the use of the business case argument...
Kjetil Selvik (2013)
in Hertog, S., Luciani, G. & Valeri, M.: Business Politics in the Middle East. London: Hurst & Co pp. 133-158
Journal Article | 2013

Reporting Africa: Soft Power, Media and Civic Engagement

The turn of the century saw new trends in China’s foreign affair policies springing up. Rebuilding its humanitarian cause, promoting economic diplomacy, cultivating cultural and citizen diplomacy, China seemed to...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in China Media Report Overseas vol. 9 no. 3 pp. 43-55
CMI Report | 2012

Keeping music alive! A review of Mmino - The South African-Norwegian cooperation in music

This report provides an independent review of the Mmino programme between Norway and South Africa. Mmino was established in 2000 with the aim of strengthening South African and Norwegian musical...
Elling N. Tjønneland, Joseph Gaylard (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2012:4) 44 p.
Edited Book | 2012

Lebanon After the Cedar Revolution

A comprehensive look at contemporary Lebanon and the ongoing attempts by Israel, Syria and Iran to influence its domestic affairs. Lebanon is the prisoner of its geography and its history, a...
Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
London: Hurst 323 p.
U4 Brief | 2012

Prêts pour l'initiative REDD+ ? Quelles leçons tirer des affaires de corruption dans les zones protégées de l'Ouganda

La présente synthèse vise à tirer des leçons de différentes affaires de corruption ayant récemment été mises au jour dans des zones protégées ougandaises. A la lumière d’une affaire qui...
Connor Cavanagh (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2012:7) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2011

La corruption et la fraude dans les projets d'aide internationale

L’examen approfondi de projets dans de nombreux secteurs et contextes différents a permis d’identifier des points communs frappants dans les modalités de fraude. Cela dit, il ne faut jamais sous-estimer...
Michael Kramer (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:13) 5 p.