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Book | 2011

When more is less. The international project in Afghanistan

The Western-led efforts to establish a new post-Taliban order in Afghanistan are in serious trouble, and in this book Astri Suhrke sets out to explain why. She begins with the...
Astri Suhrke (2011)
New York/London: Columbia/Hurst 293 p.
Angola Brief | 2011

What makes a credit group tick? In-group favouritism among microfinance clients

Microcredit clients are often assigned to credit groups with joint liability for loans. But what makes a credit group work well? What credit groups are likely to generate the internal...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 7) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Review of and recommendations for Norwegian support to good governance in Pakistan

The report introduces a theoretical framework for analysis, and then discusses how Pakistan and Norway define governance and good governance before moving on to a political economy analysis of Pakistan,...
Petter Bauck (Norad, team leader), Arne Strand and Shirin Gul (2011)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 12/2011) 84 p.
Commissioned Report | 2011

Towards fiscal self-reliance: Capacity building for domestic revenue enhancement in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia (workshop report)

The workshop Toward fiscal self-reliance: Capacity building for domestic revenue enhancement in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia took place in Maputo, Mozambique 30-31 March 2011. The purpose of the workshop was...
Kari K. Heggstad with Tanja Ustvedt, Thomas Lange Myhrvold-Hanssen and Marte Briseid (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 22 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.
CMI Brief | 2011

China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience?

In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signedthe first of several financing packages for public investment projects inAngola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans fromChinese...
Lucy Corkin (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1) 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)
CMI Report | 2011

Review of Den Nationale Scenes (DNS) programme:"Continued cooperation with Afghan National Theatre"

Since 2002, Den Nationale Scene (DNS), Bergen, Norway, has collaborated with the Afghan National Theatre. In 2009, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), funded the three year project ”Continued...
Arne Strand (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:10) 18 p.
Journal Article | 2011

Gold and governance: Legal injustices and lost opportunities in Tanzania

Following advice from the World Bank, and hoping for economic growth and independence from donors, a number of African countries have opened up opportunities for large-scale mining by foreign investors...
Siri Lange (2011)
in African Affairs vol. 110 no. 439 pp. 233-253
Journal Article | 2010

For the love of God: Care-giving in the Middle East

In Jerusalem in the 1960s two nuns belonging to the Polish Order of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth experienced a calling to help relieve the suffering among children living around...
Nefissa Naguib (2010)
in Journal of Social Sciences and Mission vol. 23 no. 1
Report in External Series | 2010

Local government finances and financial management in Tanzania. Empirical evidence of trends 2000-2007

The paper examines local government capacity with respect to financial management and revenue enhancement, and analyses trends in financial accountability and efficiency for the period 2000–2006/07. The study covers six...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Lucas Katera, Jamal Msami and Erasto Ngalewa (2010)
Dar es Salaam: REPOA (Special paper no. 10/2) 48 p.
U4 Practice Insight | 2010

Police reform in Georgia. Cracks in an anti-corruption success story

The significant reduction of street-level police corruption has been hailed as one of the success stories of post-revolutionary Georgia. However, a closer look reveals that the broader reform of Georgia’s...
Lilli di Puppo (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2010:2) 5 p.
Commissioned Report | 2010

Navigating complexity. A review of training for peace in Africa

Training for Peace in Africa (TfP) has, since its start in 1995, been provided with NOK 170 million to strengthen African capacities for participation in peace support operations. This includes...
Elling N. Tjønneland and Chris Albertyn (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned by Norad, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Norway in Pretoria) 67 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2010

Caste, local networks and lucrative jobs: Evidence from rural Nepal

We study how local connections to persons in influential positions affect access to lucrative international migrant jobs and attractive government employment. In rural Nepal, it would not be surprising if...
Magnus Hatlebakk, Vegard Iversen, Gaute Torsvik (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2010: 3) 25 p.
CMI Report | 2009

Haydom Lutheran Hospital - final project review

Haydom Lutheran Hospital (HLH) is a first level referral hospital located in Mbulu district, Manyara region in Tanzania. HLH was established by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission in 1955 and is...
Ottar Mæstad and Aziza Mwisongo (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 13) 51 p.
Report in External Series | 2009

Evaluation. Support to development research

This evaluation of Finnish development research was commissioned by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA), which supports (a) research on the situation of developing countries; (b) research on...
Johan Helland, Justine Namaalwa, Arne Tostensen (2009)
Helsinki: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (Evaluation reports no. 2009:3) 122 p +cd.
Journal Article | 2009

Democratizing Islam and Islamizing democracy: An inquiry into Hasan al-Turabi's conception of Shura in light of Western democratic theory

This article explores Hasan al-Turabi’s conception of democracy with particular focus on the role and rights of non-Muslims. This is done through a qualitative analysis of his writings as well...
Liv Tønnessen (2009)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol.27 no.3 pp. 313-329
CMI Report | 2009

Building capacity for development and food security in Malawi. Mid-term review of the Bunda college capacity building programme (BCDP)

This report presents the findings of a mid-term review Phase III of the Bunda College Capacity Building Programme (BCDP) in Malawi. The efforts during the previous phases are bearing fruit....
Ramji Nyirenda and Arne Tostensen (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 4) 20 p.
Report in External Series | 2009

Strengthening Nordic development cooperation in and with Afghanistan

The meeting of the Nordic Foreign Ministers in Stockholm on 18 April 2008 adopted a Plan of Action for Nordic Cooperation in Afghanistan to enable them to be a more...
Petter Bauck and Arne Strand (2009)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 3/2009) 43 p.
Report in External Series | 2009

Shady traffic: Part three: Review of the portefolio supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on combating trafficking in human beings

As a response to the growing international and national focus on combating human trafficking, Norway developed its first action plan on trafficking for the period 2003-2005, succeeded by another one...
Kate Halvorsen and Hugo Stokke (2009)
Oslo: Norad (Norad report no. 2c/2009) 58 p.