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U4 Issue | 2016

Mapping anti-corruption tools in the judicial sector

This U4 study investigates whether and how the judicial sector could benefit from anti-corruption measures that have proved useful in other sectors in improving the quality of the services they...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Victoria Jennett, Philipp Jahn (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:3) 40 p
Report in External Series | 2016

Constatações da Realidade em Moçambique 2015. Sub-Relatório, Distrito do Lago

As Constatações da Realidade em Moçambique são implementadas pela ORGUT Consulting (Suécia) em associação com a Cowi Mozambique e o Chr. Michelsen Institute, em nome da Embaixada da Suécia em...
Inge Tvedten, Nair Noronha, Barnabé José, Beatri Putile (2016)
Stockholm: SIDA (Reality Checks Mozambique 2011-2015)
Report in External Series | 2016

Reality Checks Mozambique 2015. Sub-report, District of Lago

This is the sub-report on Lago for the 5th Reality Check, to be complemented by similar sub-reports from Cuamba and Majune. The focus is on quantitative expressions of poverty and...
Inge Tvedten, Nair Noronha, Barnabé José, Beatri Putile (2016)
Stockholm: Sida (Reality Checks Mozambique 2011-2015)
U4 Issue | 2016

Development success in perspective: A political economy of REDD+ and corruption in Vietnam

Vietnam has become a key target for donor REDD+ investments. It has been estimated that the forest and climate scheme could generate an annual income of between USD 80-100 million,...
Thu Ba Huynh (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:1) 45 p
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Egypt’s Military Business: The Need for Change

In today's Egypt, you cannot miss it: the heavy presence of the military institution in the economy. The Egyptian military owns business enterprises that are in almost every sector and...
Zeinab Abul-Magd (2015)
Journal Article | 2015

Keeping the New Broom Clean: Lessons in Human Resource Management from the KPK

Indonesia has been struggling to reform its corrupt bureaucracy for years. In 2002 an independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was established by law. This article explains how the commission has...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2015)
in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia vol. 171 no. 4 423 - 454 p.
U4 Brief | 2015

Reducing bribery for public services delivered to citizens

The literature on corruption tends to focus on grand corruption for contracts and licenses worth large sums of money. However, 1.6 billion people annually have to pay a petty bribe...
Richard Rose (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:11) 6 p
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Between mutual suspicion and fear. Civil-military relations in Mexico

This CMI Working Paper focuses on the relationship between the military, civilian governments and civilian populations in Mexico. It highlights key dynamics since the Mexican revolution (1910-1917) and up until...
Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:11) 28 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Effect of Paying for Performance on Utilisation, Quality, and User Costs of Health Services in Tanzania: A Controlled Before and After Study

Despite widespread implementation across Africa, there is limited evidence of the effect of payment for performance (P4P) schemes in low income countries on the coverage of quality services and affordability, consistent with...
Peter Binyaruka, Edith Patouillard, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Giulia Greco, Ottar Mæstad, Josephine Borghi (2015)
in PlosONE vol. 10 no. 8
Report in External Series | 2015

Basis for Decisions to use Results-Based Payments in Norwegian Development Aid

The aim of this report is to describe how the decisions to use results-based payments in Norwegian development cooperation were made and the considerations that formed the basis for these decisions. The report describes the...
Johan Helland,Ottar Mæstad (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Report no. 5) 28 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 Brief | 2015

Controlling corruption through e-governance: Case evidence from Bangladesh

E-governance is gaining popularity as a tool for improved public service delivery in developing countries. It is often argued e-governance reduces corruption risks through improving monitoring of public officials and...
Baniamin Hasan Muhammad (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:5) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Steuern: Besser abkassieren. Afrikanische Regierungen braauchen mehr eigene Einnahmen. Auf welche Steuern sollen sie setzen?

There is a growing interest among governments and development agencies to strengthen domestic revenue mobilisation in developing countries. It reflects a concern for financing of public goods and services, as...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2015)
in Welt-Sichten vol. 2015 no. 4 pp. 34-37
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.
Journal Article | 2015

In Tanzania, The Many Costs Of Pay-For-Performance Leave Open To Debate Whether The Strategy Is Cost-Effective

Pay-for-performance programs in health care are widespread in low- and middle-income countries. However, there are no studies of these programs’ costs or cost-effectiveness. We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of a...
Josephine Borghi, Richard Little, Peter Binyaruka, Edith Patouillard, August Kuwawenaruwa (2015)
in Health Affairs vol. 34 pp. 3406-14
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Fighting corruption in anti-deforestation programmes: The case of REDD+

The protection of tropical forests is a hot topic, particularly in light of the pressing threat of global climate change. The 2014 UN Climate Summit saw a range of national...
Aled Williams (2015)
The Global Anti-Corruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 6th January 2015
Journal Article | 2015

Carpe per Diem: The uses and abuses of travel compensation in developing countries

This article presents the results of a qualitative study of the uses and abuses of travel compensation in the state administrations of three developing countries: Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. We...
Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Tina Søreide, Arne Tostensen (2015)
in Forum for Development Studies vol. 42 no. 3 pp. 387-414
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Servants of the nation, defenders of la patria: The Bolivarian Militia in Venezuela

In 2008, the government of now-deceased President Hugo Chávez in Venezuela passed a law creating what is known as the Bolivarian militia (Milicia Bolivariana), a reserve force composed by civilian...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:13) 27 p.
U4 Issue | 2015

Les risques et stratégies de réduction de la corruption dans la mise en œuvre de REDD+ en République Démocratique du Congo: un aperçu de la situation actuelle

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) est l’une des cibles principales du programme REDD+ en raison de la capacité potentielle de son écosystème forestier. Depuis 2011, la RDC a adopté...
Samuel Assembe-Mvondo (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:16) 30 p.
U4 Brief | 2014

Tax haven or international financial centre? The case of Kenya

International financial centres are geared to provide optimal conditions for the financial services industry. They encourage activities that can improve a country’s economy, but they  may also facilitate money laundering,...
Attiya Waris (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:8) 4 p.