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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.
CMI Report | 2009

Conciliatory approaches to the insurgency in Afghanistan: An overview

This report is a preliminary mapping of initiatives designed to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. It is a snapshot in time, focusing on practices or arrangements that were still...
Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Aziz Hakimi, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Akbar Sarwari and Arne Strand (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 1) 46 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Capacity-constrained collusive price discrimination in the informal rural credit markets of Nepal

The author tests two alternative models of price determination in informal rural credit markets, using LSMS data from Nepal. Strong support is found for a capacity-constrained collusive oligopoly model, where...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
in Review of Development Economics. vol. 13 no. 1 pp. 70-86
Journal Article | 2008

Hybrid Regimes and the Challenges of Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Developing Countries

A wave of democratisation swept across the developinng world from the 1980s onwards.  However, despite the momentous transformation that this so-called 'Third Wave' has brought to formal political structures in...
Alina Rocha Menocal and Veen Fritz with Lise Rakner (2008)
in South African Journal of International Affairs vol. 15 no. 1 pp. 29-40
CMI Report | 2008

Collaboration on Anti-Corruption Norway and Brazil

International conventions against corruption, signed and ratified by a growing number of countries, are an important tool in combating corruption. Greater collaborationacross countries is now needed in order to draw...
Tina Søreide and Claudio Weber Abramo (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008:1) 38 p.
CMI Report | 2008

Keep on Talking! Review of the Nansen Dialogue Network in the Western Balkans

The review considered whether NDN activities have contributed to improved ethnic relations and to sustainable peace and reconciliation in the Western Balkans by promoting inter-ethnic dialogue. The review found that...
Vera Devine, Varja Nikolic, Hugo Stokke (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 16) 66 p.
Report in External Series | 2007

Durable Management for Durable Solutions : Organisational Performance Review Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

This organisational performance review of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) was commissioned by Norad and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It has been a participatory exercise, facilitated by...
Arne Strand, Karstein Haarberg, Kine Brodkorp, Marit Haug, Eli Kofoed Sletten, Rune Hjalmar Espeland (2007)
Oslo: Norad (Norad report: Review 2/2007) 108 p.
Journal Article | 2007

The Fight against Corruption in Indonesia

Sofie Arjon Schütte (2007)
in Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs vol. 4 pp. 57-66
CMI Report | 2007

Review of Bistandsnemda's (Norwegian Missions in Development) Work with Indigenous Peoples

Spanish version As part of Norway's efforts to strengthen its cooperation with indigenous peoples a set of Guidelines were published by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004. The Guidelines...
Axel Borchgrevink and John-Andrew McNeish (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 15) 33 p.
CMI Report | 2007

Arab Foreign Aid: Disbursement Patterns, Aid Policies and Motives

This report examines Arab aid flows and aid policies, and contrasts them with the broad picture of Western practice in these areas. The lack of analysis of Arab aid in...
Espen Villanger (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 2) 24 p.
Journal Article | 2007

SADC Parliamentary Forum - From the Outside Looking in

Elling N. Tjønneland (2007)
in Global Dialogue vol. 12 no. 1 pp. 17-18, 37-38
CMI Working Paper | 2006

Is Bonded Labor Voluntary? Evidence from the Liberation of the Kamaiyas in the Far-Western Region of Nepal

The UN estimates that 20 million are held in bonded labor. Several economic analyses assert that bonded laborers accept these contracts voluntarily, which could imply that a ban would make...
Espen Villanger (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 16) 25 p.
CMI Report | 2006

Review of Right to Play

Right to Play (former Olympic Aid), is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organisation which uses sport and play as a development tool for children and youth. The central delivery method is...
Siri Lange and Sigmund Haugsjå (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 12) 67 p.
CMI Report | 2006

China in Africa. Implications for Norwegian Foreign and Development Policies

China's development will affect the history of the twenty-first century, and perhaps nowhere more importantly than in Africa. The emergence of China introduces new opportunities for Africa, new challenges and...
Elling N. Tjønneland, with Bjørn Brandtzæg, Åshild Kolås and Garth le Pere (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 15) 63 p.
Report in External Series | 2006

The World Bank's and the IMF's use of Conditionality to Encourage Privatization and Liberalization: Current Issues and Practices. Report prepared for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a background for the Oslo Conditionality Conference,

Benedicte Bull, Alf Morten Jerve and Erlend Sigvaldsen (2006)
Oslo: Centre for Development and the Environment , Univ. of Oslo (SUM Report no. 13) 47 p.
Report in External Series | 2004

Local government finances and financial management in Tanzania. Observations from six councils, 2000-2003

This report is an overview of local government finances and financial management in six councils in Tanzania: Bagamoyo District Council, Ilala Municipal Council, Iringa DC, Kilosa DC, Moshi DC, and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, with Florida Henjewele, Geoffrey Mwambe, Erasto Ngalewa and Knut Nygaard (2004)
Dar es Salaam: Mkuni Na Nyota Publishers: (REPOA Special Paper no. 16) 40 p.
CMI Report | 2004

"Looking for Trouble ..."

The report was commissioned by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a team was put together comprising Helge Rønning and Kim Brice as external consultants and Hugo Stokke...
Kim Brice, Helge Rønning and Hugo Stokke (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 5) 106 p.
Report in External Series | 2004

Republic of Croatia: Parliamentary elections 2003

In connection with the parliamentary election in the Republic of Croatia on 23 November 2003, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Croatia invited the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in...
Nils Gunnar Songstad (2004)
Oslo: Univ. of Oslo. Norwegian Centre for Human Rights ( NORDEM Report no. 3/2004) 34 p.