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CMI Report | 2015

We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women

Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. A government White Paper on the subject...
Astri Suhrke (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:11) 36 p.
CMI Report | 2015

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
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
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan (in Arabic)

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Women’s Equal Rights and Islam in Sudanese Republican Thought: A Translation of Three Family Law Booklets from 1975, Produced and Circulated by the Republican Sisters

This paper includes a translation of three booklets produced by the Sudanese Republican Sisters in commemoration of International Women’s Day in 1975: (i) Women Rights in the Constitution and under...
Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen; introduction by Asma Mahmoud Muhammed Taha (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:5) 28 p.
U4 Brief | 2015

Are men and women equally corrupt?

The belief that women are less corrupt than men is widespread, even among development specialists. Variations in risk aversion and reciprocal behaviour may partially explain gender differences in corrupt behaviour...
Frédéric Boehm (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:6) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality. Mozambique Case Study Report

Purpose of evaluation:This report is the Mozambique case study report for the evaluation of Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the...
Inge Tvedten (Team Leader), Carmeliza Rosario, Sheila Faquir, Fumo Chacuro (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015 Annex 7)
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Purpose of evaluation:This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which...
Nicola Jones, Inge Tvedten, Angelica Arbulu, Paola Pereznieto, Johanna Lindström, Mari Norbakk (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015)
CMI Brief | 2015

Rainbow revolution in Latin America: The battle for recognition

In a surprising turn of events, a “rainbow revolution” has blossomed in Latin America. In spite of the region’s long history of deep-rooted patriarchy, machismo, homophobia, and political and social...
Camila Gianella-Malca, Bruce Wilson (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 1) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Financing education in Afghanistan: Opportunities for action

The Afghan Ministry of Education estimates that there are presently 8.35 million students (39% of which are girls) in primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary government schools, including Islamic schooling,...
Arne Strand (2015)
Education for development
Journal Article | 2015

Who survived? Ethiopia's regulatory crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs

How do public regulations shape the composition and behavior of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Because many NGOs advocate liberal causes, such as human rights, democracy, and gender equality, they upset the...
Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, Aseem Prakash (2015)
in Review of International Political Economy vol. 22 no. 2 pp. 419-456
Report in External Series | 2015

A mixed bag: Norway's support for women and girls' rights and gender equality in international development

Inge Tvedten (2015)
Oslo: Norad. Evaluation Department Brief 2/2015
Report in External Series | 2014

Working with Gender in Rural Afghanistan: Experiences from Norwegian-funded NGO projects

Gender equality and women’s rights is a key priority for Norway’s foreign and development policy in general and in Afghanistan in particular. Gender considerations are included in most of Norway’s...
Arne Strand,Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluations no. 10/2014) 43 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Leaving Them to It? Women's Rights in Transitioning Afghanistan

Donors, Western publics and Afghan activists and their local allies should recognize that external support cannot in any way compensate for local political organization. Afghan women can only secure gender...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House (Asia Programme, Afghanistan: Opportunity in Crisis series no. 5) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Partnership, policymaking, and conditionality in the gender field: The case of Tanzania

Partnership is the overarching framework for development cooperation, but it has been criticized for furthering priorities of the North, rather than those of the South. This article discusses partnership in...
Siri Lange and Marit Tjomsland (2014)
in Africa Today vol. 60 no. 4
Commissioned Report | 2014

Reality Checks Mozambique 2014. Sub-Report District of Lago

A series of five “Reality Checks in Mozambique” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance,...
Inge Tvedten (2014)
Stockholm/Maputo: Sida
Commissioned Report | 2014

Reality Checks in Mozambique 2014. Sub-Report District of Lago

A series of five “Reality Checks in Mozambique” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance,...
(2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Commissioned Report | 2014

Reality Checks Mozambique. Annual Report. Year Four, 2014 - Entrepreneurship

A series of five “Reality Checks in Mozambique” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance,...
Inge Tvedten (2014)
Stockholm/Maputo: Swedish International Development Authority
U4 Issue | 2013

Maximising the efficiency and impact of Supreme Audit Institutions through engagement with other stakeholders

The effectiveness of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) is not determined solely by resources and capacity levels. A range of other factors is of equal importance, including the accessibility and communication of audit...
Quentin Reed (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:9) 37 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Health inequalities in Ethiopia: modeling inequalities in length of life within and between population groups

Background and objectives Most studies on health inequalities use average measures, but describing the distribution of health can also provide valuable knowledge. In this paper, we estimate and compare within-group and...
Eirik Joakim Tranvåg, Merima Ali and Ole Frithjof Norheim (2013)
in International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 10.1186/1475-9276-12