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CMI Brief | 2012

Assessing the Implications of PARP/A in Central Mozambique 2008-2011

Despite severe structural political and economic constraints, people in the District of Buzi in central Mozambique have seen small but important improvements in their socio-economic conditions between 2008 and 2011. In addition...
Inge Tvedten (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 9) 2 p.
CMI Report | 2012

'Mucupuki' Revisited: Assessing the Implications of PARP/A in Central Mozambique 2008-2011

This is the final report in a series of six studies to monitor and evaluate Mozambique’s Poverty Reduction Strategies PARP/A (2006-2012). The series focuses on three different areas in the...
Rachi Picardo, Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2012:6) 58 p.
U4 Issue | 2011

Collaboration against corruption?: Multistakeholder groups in natural resource management

Multistakeholder processes – involving representatives from civil society, government and the private sector — are increasingly viewed by donors as a means to promote improved service delivery and operational performance...
Tina Søreide, Rory Truex (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:5) 25 p.
CMI Report | 2011

The tax systems in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia: capacity and constraints

The purpose of this study is to systematise and analyse existing knowledge of the capacity and constraints of the tax systems in selected African countries, and to advice Norwegian authorities...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Kari K. Heggstad (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:3) 124 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2011

Human and financial capital for microenterprise development: Evidence from a field and lab experiment

Which is the most binding constraint to microenterprise development, human capital or financial capital? To answer this question, we present the first field experiment that jointly investigates these two constraints...
Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Bertil Tungodden (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011: 1) 51 p.
Book Chapter | 2011

Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail

Theories of corruption incidence hold that sectors with a high degree of complexity are particularly prone to corruption because it is difficult for outsiders to effectively monitor service delivery (Klitgaard,...
Tina Søreide and Rory Truex (2011)
in Susan Rose-Ackerman and Tina Søreide : The International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption . Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar pp. 478-498
U4 Brief | 2010

Afghan hydrocarbons: Addressing corruption to fuel development?

Use of Afghanistan’s oil and gas resources, if properly handled, could have considerable spinoff effects for development and reduce dependence on high-cost energy from neighbouring countries. But mistrust between local...
Arne Strand, Aled Williams (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010 No 7) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2010

Media constraints in sub-Saharan Africa

”Free and fair” elections depend not only on factors like adequate election management bodies, election transparency and the absence of coercion. For election to be truly free and fair citizens...
Marie-Soleil Frère (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 4) 4 p.
Master's Thesis | 2010

Fuelling development? A critical look at government-centred jatropha cultivation for biodiesel as promoted by the biofuel policy in Rajasthan, India

This study examines government-centred jatropha cultivation for biodiesel as promoted by the biofuel policy of the desert state of Rajasthan, India. The drive to find alternative domestic sources of energy...
Clare Tompsett (2010)
Department of Geography. Bergen: University of Bergen
CMI Report | 2010

The Politics of Women's Representation in Sudan: Debating Women's Rights in Islam from the Elites to the Grassroots

The international discourse on gender and peacebuilding presupposes a common agenda among all women across religion, ethnicity and class in any given post-conflict situation. The literature seems to express the...
Liv Tønnessen, Hilde Granås Kjøstvedt (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010: 2) 46 p.
Book Chapter | 2009

Does aid for trade to SADC countries facilitate poverty reduction?

Given that the motivation for aid is poverty reduction, I argue that Aid for Trade (AfT) measures need to demonstrate that they are effective and have a potential impact on...
Arne Wiig (2009)
Ed. by Jonathan Mayuyuka Kaunda and Farai Zizhou: Furthering Southern African integration: Proceedings of the 2008 FOPRISA Annual Conference. FOPRISA report no. 7 Gaborone: Lightbooks, pp. 197-216
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Aid for trade: A misdirected initiative?

Given that the motivation for aid is poverty reduction, I argue that Aid for Trade (AfT) measures need to demonstrate that they are effective and have a potential impact on...
Arne Wiig (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 4) 23 p.
Journal Article | 2008

Can food-for-work encourage agricultural production?

Food-for-work (FFW) is the most widely used type of public works program in Ethiopia through which a high share of the food aid is distributed. This paper assesses the impacts...
Sosina Bezu, Stein Holden (2008)
in Food Policy vol. 33 no. 6 541-549 p.
Book Chapter | 2008

Constitutionalism in an Insurgent State: Rethinking Legal Empowerment of the Poor in a Divided Bolivia

With the world record in coup d'états[i] and a modern history of revolution and repeated uprisings it can also too easy to dismiss Bolivia not only as a recent state...
John-Andrew McNeish (2008)
in Dan Banik: Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty . Ashgate
Journal Article | 2008

Feasible Social Security Systems in Africa

Increasing attention is being devoted to social security in developing countries as part of their poverty reduction strategies. This article discusses social security arrangements in sub-Saharan Africa to mitigate the unexpected...
Arne Tostensen (2008)
in Development ISSues vol. 10, no. 2 pp. 4-6
Book Chapter | 2007

Post-war Aid: Patterns and Purposes

A recent report by the World Bank reiterates the widely held view that donor agencies commit large amounts of funding in the immediate post-conflict phase, only for funding to taper...
Astri Suhrke and Julia Buckmaster (2007)
in Deborah Eade and Tony Vaux, eds.: Development and Humanitarianism. Practical Issues. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press pp. 51-64
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2007

New study hints on country's business barriers

Perege Gumbo, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Ivar Kolstad and Knut Nygaard (2007)
The Guardian (Tanzania) 7 August 2007
CMI Working Paper | 2006

Bribes, Taxes and Regulations: Business Constraints for Micro Enterprises in Tanzania

This paper analyses the business environment for micro enterprises in Tanzania based on survey data. The primary objective of the study is to identify major constraints facing the firms' business...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Ivar Kolstad and Knut Nygaard (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 2) 17 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Human Resources for Health in Tanzania: Challenges, Policy Options and Knowledge Gaps

The number of health workers in Tanzania has declined sharply over the last decade. The present number of health personnel in Tanzania is low both by international standards and relative...
Ottar Mæstad (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 3) 33 p.
Book Chapter | 2006

Local Revenue Mobilization in Urban Settings in Africa

The growth of Africa's towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many African towns and cities are now faced with a governance...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2006)
in Karin Millett, Dele Olowu & Robert Cameron: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa. Joint Africa Institute, Chapter 5 pp. 105-126