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Journal Article | 2016

Preferences for land sales legalization and land values in Ethiopia

This study investigates attitudes towards legalizing land sales and Willingness to Accept (WTA) sales prices and compensation prices for land among smallholder households in the southern highlands of Ethiopia. Household...
Stein Holden, Sosina Bezu (2016)
in Land Use Policy vol. 52 pp. 410-421
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 Brief | 2015

Shaping the tax agenda: Public engagement, lobbying and tax reform in Tanzania

Tax reforms are no longer the exclusive domain of the International Monetary Fund, external experts, and the Ministry of Finance. Increasingly, interest groups across Africa shape the tax agenda. Business...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Prosper Ngowi, Lise Rakner (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 5) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Corruption risks in the criminal justice chain and tools for assessment

This U4 issue paper provides policymakers in developing nations, their citizens, and U4’s partners in the donor community with an overview of where corruption is most likely to arise in...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Victoria Jennett, Richard E. Messick, Jay S. Albanese, Heike Gramckow, Gary Hill (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:6) 62 p.
CMI Brief | 2015

The Added Value of Value Added Tax: People are more willing to pay tax

Raising domestic tax revenues is a priority for most sub-Saharan African countries. But the tax bases in most African countries are undermined by widespread tax avoidance and evasion. A new...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad,Thor Olav Iversen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 2) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Corruption in the construction of public infrastructure: Critical issues in project preparation

Corruption in the construction of public infrastructure has particularly serious implications for developing countries. Inappropriate project choice, high prices, poor quality, excessive time and cost overruns, inadequate maintenance, and low...
Jill Wells (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:8) 30 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Information Technology and Fiscal Capacity in a Developing Country: Evidence from Ethiopia

Governments in developing countries are typically constrained by a limited fiscal capacity to finance the provision of essential public goods – a constraint that has been cited as one of...
Merima Ali, Abdulaziz Shifa, Abebe Shimeles and Firew Woldeyes (2015)
(ICTD Working Paper no. 31)
Journal Article | 2015

Between Law and Customs: Normative Interconnections in Kabul’s Tribunals

The Afghan normative scenario is composed of customary practices, shari’a principles, laws promulgated by the state and international law. Studies on this arsenal tend to give special attention to the...
Antonio De Lauri (2015)
in Diogenes vol. Vol. 60(3-4)
Edited Book | 2015

Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America

In the global North the commoditization of creativity and knowledge under the banner of a creative economy is being posed as the post-industrial answer to dependency on labour and natural...
John-Andrew McNeish, Axel Borchgrevink, Owen Logan (2015)
Zed Books 324 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

The social uses of livestock among pastoralists in Sudan: Food systems, stores of value, wealth, power, and authority

The impact of livestock on the economy of Sudan and its social uses within the pastoral sector are of great importance in the future development of the country. The role...
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:2) 22 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Added costs. Added value? Evaluation of Norwegian support through and to umbrella and network organisations in civil society

About five per cent of Norwegian support to civil society organisations is channelled via Norwegian umbrella and network organisations. These organisations serve as an intermediary between Norad and civil society...
Svend Erik Sørensen, Siri Lange, Lisbet Kontula, Gana Pati Ojha, Dampu N. Ndenzako (2014)
Oslo: Norad no. 5/2014 148 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.
CMI Report | 2014

End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique

This report is an end review of Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (FDC)’s project to support the implementation of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province....
Siri Lange, Eugénio Salvador Chimbutane, Gaspar Sitefane (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:03) 59 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Law as an Anti-Value. Justice, Violence and Suffering in the Logic of Becoming

Anthropologists are chronologically only the latest to have adopted justice (and injustice) as an object of (critical) inquiry. Even among anthropologists, however, the radical critical cry that law is the...
Antonio De Lauri (2014)
in Anthropology Today vol. Vol 30(3)
Journal Article | 2014

Lifetime QALY prioritarianism in priority setting: Quantification of the inherent trade-off

Background Multiple principles are relevant in priority setting, two of which are often considered particularly important. According to the greater benefit principle, resources should be directed toward the intervention with the...
Ottersen, T., O. Mæstad, and O. F. Norheim (2014)
in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation vol. 12 no. 2
U4 Issue | 2014

Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of governance and anti-corruption activities

Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis methods are currently underutilised in evaluations of governance and anti-corruption reforms in developing countries. This limits opportunities to inform policy and may lead to suboptimal reform...
Jesper Johnsøn (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2014:10) 36 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.
Journal Article | 2013

Half-orchestrated, half freestyle: Soft power and reporting Africa in China

The discussion of soft power in China can be dated back to 1992, the year Nye's Bound to lead was translated into Chinese and published in Mainland China. Chinese scholars...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies vol. 34 no. 3 pp. 102-124
Journal Article | 2013

Making sense of the Southern African Development Community

SADC has a poor record in advancing peace and security in Southern Africa. Many identify poor policy frameworks and weak technical capacities as the major obstacles. Laurie Nathan goes beyond these easy...
Elling N Tjønneland (2013)
in African Security Review vol. 22 no. 3 pp. 176-182