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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.
Report in External Series | 2016

Strengthening Tanzania’s Anti-Corruption Action (STACA) Programme A Case Study Evaluation

This report summarises the findings of the independent evaluation of DfID’s Strengthening Tanzania’s Anti-Corruption Action (STACA) programme conducted by a team from the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (U4) at the...
Jesper Johnsøn, Rose Aiko, Richard Messick, Stephen Mwombela, Sofie Schütte, and Hussein Sengu (2016)
85 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

CMI Brief December 2015 Volume 14 No.08 Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
Sudan Report | 2016

Revenue mobilization at sub-national levels in Sudan

Sudan has undertaken decentralization reforms since the early 1990s, in a federal government system with three tiers: federal, state, and local government levels. Fiscal decentralization was fueled by a decade-long...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2016:1 ) 60 p.
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)
Journal Article | 2015

Research priorities on ending child marriage and supporting married girls

Over the past few years the issue of child marriage has received growing political and programmatic attention. In spite of some progress in a number of countries, global rates have...
Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Anita Raj, Ellen Travers, Lakshmi Sundaram (2015)
in Reproductive Health vol. 12 no. 80 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a...
Matt Waldman (2015)
London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Research Paper, Asia Programme) 34 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Experiences with Results-Based Payments in Norwegian Development Aid

The aim of this report is to summarize the experiences from results-based initiatives in Norwegian development cooperation and enhance the knowledge base for future decisions involving results-based payments. The report provides...
Johan Helland,Ottar Mæstad (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Report no. 4/2015) 34 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces...
Samuel Assembe-Mvondo (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:9) 30 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
U4 Brief | 2015

The Financial Action Task Force: An introduction

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a Paris-based intergovernmental organization that was founded with the objective of promoting effective implementation of laws, regulations, and other measures for combating money...
Leonardo Borlini (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:2) 4 p.
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

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.
Commissioned Report | 2014

Review report: Al-Miftah

This report reviews the organisational performance of the Palestinian NGOAl-Miftah over a three period (2011–13). The report is based on field interviews in Ramallah with staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries and...
Are John Knudsen and Kjetil Selvik (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned by Norad)
Commissioned Report | 2014

Review report: Al-Haq

This report reviews the organisational performance of the Palestinian NGOAl-Haq over a three period (2011–13). The report is based on field interviews in Ramallah with staff, stakeholders and beneficiaries and...
Kjetil Selvik and Are John Knudsen (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned by Norad)
Commissioned Report | 2014

“A prison cell has no specific capacity”: An Evaluation on the Project “Improving Living Conditions and Access to Justice for Women, Young Offenders and Vulnerable Men in Prisons and Police Establishments in the Central, Eastern, Southern and part of the Northern Region of Malawi

This is a commissioned evaluation report of a project implemented over three years by the Centre for Legal Assistance (CELA) in Malawi. It centred on the improvement of prison conditions...
Sibale, Juliet; Mapila, Rex; Tostensen, Arne (2014)
49 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Compromise over land takeover

The Land Acquisition Bill passed by both houses of Parliament awaits presidential nod before it becomes law and replaces the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. Clearly, in a nod to the...
Namita Wahi (2013)
The New Indian Express 11.09
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.
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.
U4 Practice Insight | 2013

Addressing corruption through sector approaches: Exploring lessons from the Moroccan anticorruption strategy for the health sector

Sector-specific anti-corruption efforts are widely recommended but rarely implemented at the country level. The Moroccan Central Authority for Corruption Prevention opted  similar approaches in any sector. Sector-specific approaches require the involvement of key stakeholders already...
Hady Fink, Karen Hussmann (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2013:2) 13 p.