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Book Chapter | 2014

Configuring a Threatening Other: Historical Narratives in Chinese School Textbooks

The historical narratives about Japan in the Chinese school textbooks, especially those of today, contributed to the construction of a common understanding about the formation of China as a modern...
Shubo Li (2014)
in Thomas A. Hollihan: The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order. Palgrave Macmillan
Journal Article | 2014

Using incentives to attract nurses to remote areas of Tanzania: a contingent valuation study

This article analyses (1) how financial incentives (salary top-ups) and non-financial incentives (housing and education) affect nurses’ willingness to work in remote areas of Tanzania and (2) how the magnitude...
Michael Munga, Gaute Torsvik, Ottar Mæstad (2014)
in Health Policy and Planning vol. 29 no. 2 pp. 227-236
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

Transparency in U.S. Higher Education Job Placement Data

The Article looks at transparency in job placement data published by U.S. universities, with a particular focus on law schools and for-profit schools. The article argues that given the high...
Francesco De Simone (2013)
2013 Global Corruption Report - Education. Berlin: Transparency International
Journal Article | 2013

Is it both what you know and who you know? Human capital, social capital and entrepreneurial success

This paper analyzes the importance of human and social capital for entrepreneurial success, using survey data of 459 urban entrepreneurs in Luanda, Angola. The paper offers four main findings: i)...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013)
in Journal of International Development vol. 25 no. 5 pp. 626-639
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.
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal

A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8) 26 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

Hunting for Per Diem: The Uses and Abuses of Travel Compensation in Three Developing Countries

Cash is a great incentive. The last decade has seen a boom in various forms of cash incentive programmes, from the conditional cash transfer programmes that emerged in Latin America...
Arne Tostensen, Tina Søreide, Ingvild Aagedal Skage (2012)
Norad no. Report 2/2012 Study 122 p.
Edited Book | 2011

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?

The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of health rights cases focusing on issues such as access to health services and essential medications. This volume...
Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds. (2011)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press (Human Rights Program Series. Harvard Law School) 435 p.
Angola Brief | 2011

Public construction projects - Angola. A need to fortify the barriers against corruption

Between early 2002 and 2009 the Angolan government invested around $30.4 billion in new infrastructure, hospitals, schools and other public construction projects. These investments have been extraordinarily large against the backdrop of...
Tina Søreide (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 5) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Supporting child rights. Synthesis of lessons learned in four countries

This evaluation was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the dual purpose of: (a) summarising results achieved...
Arne Tostensen, Hugo Stokke, Sven Trygged and Kate Halvorsen (2011)
Stockholm: Sida (Joint Evaluation no. 2011:1) 258 p.
U4 Brief | 2011

Understanding success and failure of anti-corruption initiatives

Most anti-corruption initiatives fail. This Brief sets out to understand why that is, and what might be done about it. Anti-corruption initiatives fail because of over-large “design-reality gaps”; that is, too great...
Richard Heeks (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2011:2) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Supporting child rights: Synthesis of lessons learned in four countries

This evaluation was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) with the dual purpose of: (a) summarising results achieved...
Arne Tostensen, Hugo Stokke, Sven Trygged and Kate Halvorsen (2011)
(Available from Sida)
Master's Thesis | 2011

Small Hands Should Play, Not Work: A Theoretical Analysis of Interventions in Child Labor

Twelve hours a day, 7 days a week, there are 150 million children below the age of 15 working to make the clothes we wear, the carpets on our floors...
Charlotte Ringdal (2011)
Master in Economics. Bergen: University of Bergen 102 p.
Book | 2010

The legal foundations of inequality. Constitutionalism in the Americas 1776-1860

The long revolutionary movements that gave birth to constitutional democracies in the Americas were founded on egalitarian constitutional ideals. They claimed that all men were created equal and with similar...
Roberto Gargarella (2010)
New York: Cambridge Univ. Press 273 p.
Journal Article | 2010

Wrong schools or wrong students? The potential role of medical education in regional imbalances of the health workforce in the United Republic of Tanzania

Background The United Republic of Tanzania, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, faces a human resources crisis in its health sector, with a small and inequitably distributed health workforce. Rural...
Beatus K. Leon and Julie Riise Kolstad (2010)
in Human Resources for Health vol. 8 no. 3
Journal Article | 2009

Preventable maternal death: a violation of women's rights

More than one woman dies every minute from preventable causes in childbirth, and for every woman who dies as many as 30 others are left with lifelong, debilitating complications. Moreover,...
Alicia Ely Yamin (2009)
in Health and Human Rights
CMI Report | 2009

Statistical evidence on social and economic exclusion in Nepal

The discourse on social exclusion in Nepal is very ideological, with some authors considering basically all Nepalis as socially excluded except for male Bahuns of hill origin. This is obviously...
Arun K.L. Das and Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 15) 54 p.
CMI Report | 2008

"Making Elections is like Preparing "Funge: If you don't do it Right it goes Puiti-Puiti".

This report is the end review of Development Workshop's Programme for Civic and Electoral Education in Angola, 2005-8 (PECE 1, Programa de Educação Cívica e Eleitoral). Its precursor, the "peace...
Aslak Orre and Christian Larssen, with inputs from Manolo Sánchez (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 11) 36 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

The Power of Data: Enhancing Transparency in the Education Sector in Sierra Leone

The best defence against malfeasance are reliable facts and figures. An effectively functioning Education Management Information System can highlight malpractices related to anything from local record keeping, teacher salaries, building...
Leo Hamminger (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:22) 4 p.