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CMI Working Paper | 2006

Local Revenue Mobilization in Urban Setttings 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 facing a governance crisis....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 15) 18 p.
Book Chapter | 2006

African Scholars and African Studies: A Commentary on Olukoshi

With a point of departure in the contribution to the same volume by CODESRIA's executive secretary, Adebayo Olukoshi, this piece addresses the predicament and resource constraints of African scholars in...
Arne Tostensen (2006)
in Henning Melber: On Africa: Scholars and African Studies. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute pp. 23-31
Commissioned Report | 2004

Taxation, aid and democracy. Research programme 2000-2003. Final report.

Taxation, aid and democracy are closely related in poor aid-dependent African countries. The way they tackle the issue of domestic revenue mobilisation significantly influences their potential for economic growth and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ole Therkildsen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 19 p.
Journal Article | 2004

Taxation during state formation. Lessons from Palestine, 1994-2000

The article analyses factors constraining the Palestinian National Authority's (PNA) capacity to produce domestic revenues during the period 1994-2000. The paper shows that more than any other factor, Israel represented...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Adel al-Zagha (2004)
in Forum for Development Studies vol. 31 no. 1 pp. 89-113
Book Chapter | 2004

Taxation and State Formation in Palestine 1994-2000

This chapter looks at factors constraining the efforts of the Palestinian quasi-state to raise revenues during the period 1994-2000. It is argued that in terms of its achievements, within its...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Adel Zagha (2004)
in Inge Amundsen, Mushtaq Husain Khan and George Giacaman (eds.): State formation in Palestine: Viability and governance during a social transformation. Lond./N.Y.: RoutledgeCurzon pp. 192-214
CMI Report | 2003

Taxation and tax reforms in developing countries: Illustrations from sub-Saharan Africa

Many low income countries face a trilemma with respect to taxation: (1) There is an urgent and obvious need for more revenues to enable resource poor states to provide and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Lise Rakner (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:6) 34 p.
Master's Thesis | 2003

The Influences and Effects of Financial Development on Economic Growth

This study examines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth. The employed data set includes a representative selection of 60 countries over the years from 1965-1997. To test...
Susanne Andersen (2003)
Master thesis defended at Institute of Economics, University of Bergen. Bergen: University of Bergen
CMI Report | 2003

Autonomy, incentives and patronage: a study of corruption in the Tanzania and Uganda Revenue Authorities

The report explores factors that explain the observed patterns of corruption within the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). In particular, the study discusses the key...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Ivar Kolstad, Siri Lange (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:9) 84 p.
CMI Report | 2003

The influence and effects of financial development on economic growth. An empirical approach

This study examines the empirical relationship between financial development and economic growth. The employed data set includes a representative selection of 60 countries over the period 1965-1997. To test the...
Susanne Rislå Andersen (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003: 14) 44 p.
Book Chapter | 2001

Intergovernmental fiscal relations in the developing world: A review of issues

Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lower levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in many developing countries in recent years....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2001)
in Norman Levy & Chris Tapscott (eds.): Intergovernmental relations in South Africa: The challenges of co-operative government. Cape Town: Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) pp. 143-162
CMI Working Paper | 2001

Intergovernmental fiscal relations in developing countries. A review of issues

Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lower levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in many developing countries in recent years....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2001:11) 15 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2001

Determinants of inflation in Tanzania

Tanzania's inflation rate which averaged about 30% in the early 1990's dropped to about 13% at the end of 1998. Using an error correction model (ECM), this paper estimates an...
Ussif Rashid Sumaila and Samuel A. Laryea (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2001:12)
Report in External Series | 2001

Economic impacts on the least developed countries of the elimination of import tariffs on their products

In this paper, we have discussed potential gains to the LDCs from improved market access in the QUAD. In principle, the economic benefits of extending the LDC trade preferences can...
Arne Wiig, Rune Jansen Hagen and Ottar Mæstad (2001)
Oslo: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Evaluation Report 2/2001) 88 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2000

Taxation, aid and democracy. An agenda for research in African countries

Taxation, aid and democracy are closely related in poor aid-dependent African countries. The way they tackle the issue of domestic revenue mobilisation significantly influences their potential for economic growth and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ole Therkildsen, with Lise Rakner and Joseph Semboja (2000)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2000:4)
CMI Working Paper | 2000

Mozambique - a sub-Saharan African NIC?

This paper analyzes and explains foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mozambique. The country was one of the fastest growing countries in the world during the second half of the 1990s,...
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås, with Leon Pretorius (2000)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2000:10) 26 p.
CMI Report | 2000

Angola 1999/2000. Key Development Issues and National Research Capacity

This is the first report on Angola under the Country Advisor Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Nordic Consulting Group...
Inge Tvedten, with Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås (2000)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2000:2) 46 p.
CMI Report | 1999

Truth in transition. The role of truth commissions in political transitions in Chile and El Salvador

Truth Commissions are increasingly being used as one mechanism in a broader strategy to consolidate democratic governance following a period of authoritarian rule. However, there has been little research on...
David Gairdner (1999)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1999:8)
CMI Report | 1997

Kriterier for fordeling av nødhjelpsmidler- en analyse av norske private organisasjoner

The report focuses on criteria for allocation of humanitarian assistance. It analyses major Norwegian NGOs (Norwegian Red Cross, Norwegian People's Aid, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the...
Bente Hybertsen (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1997:10) 150 p.
CMI Working Paper | 1997

Fish as a vehicle for economic development in post-indepence Namibia

A key fishery policy issue decided by the new government of Namibia soon after independence in 1990 relates to the division of the total allowable catch for hake between wetfish...
Ussif Rashid Sumaila (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1997:11) 31 p.
Book Chapter | 1994

Constraints to realising local rationality: The case of the rural banks of Ghana

Andy C.Y. Kwawukume (1994)
in I. Amundsen (ed.): Knowledge and development. Proccedingsof the NFU Annual Conference 1994. Tromsø: University of Tromsø/SEMUT pp. 213-238