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Journal Article | 2016

The voice of China in Africa: media, communication technologies and image-building

There is a fascination with the increasing economic and political importance of China in the global economy, in international politics, and in African affairs. China’s rapid economic expansion in Africa, together with economic growth...
Fei Jiang, Shubo Li, Helge Rønning, Elling N. Tjønneland (2016)
in Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. March 2016 pp. 1-7
CMI Brief | 2016

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

CMI Brief December 2015 Volume 14 No.08 Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Not so great expectations: Gas revenue, corruption and willingness to pay tax in Tanzania

Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. There are high expectations that exploitation of natural resources will substantially increase Tanzania’s national income. This...
Alexander Wright Cappelen, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cornel Jahari, Donald Mmari, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen, Bertil Tungodden (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 4) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2016

Chasing civil society? Evaluation of Fredskorpset

The evaluation has assessed Fredskorpset's (FK Norway) approach and strategy when it comes to strengthening civil society in developing countries. This is one of FK Norway's overarching objectives and core...
Elling N Tjønneland, Stein-Erik Kruse, Johan Helland, Marit Norbakk (2016)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Department Reports no. Report 1/2016) 94 p.
Book Chapter | 2016

How much ‘Soft Power’ does China have in Africa?

I have over the past years been intrigued by why Chinese scholars and policy makers have found the term ‘soft power’1 so useful. Can it have something to with its...
Helge Rønning (2016)
in Zhang, Xiaoling, Wasserman, Henry, Mano, Winston : China's media and soft power in Africa: Promotion and perceptions. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 65-78
Book Chapter | 2016

Diversification of employment in Angola 2002-2014

Arne Wiig, Ivar Kolstad (2016)
in Universidade Católica de Angola:Estudos sobre a diversificacao da economia Angolana . Luanda: Angola Catholic University Press pp. 203 -213
Commissioned Report | 2016

Angola’s foreign policy & African agenda – Africa’s emerging powerhouse ?

This report results from a commission by the Direction Générale des Relations Internationales et de la Stratégie, Paris, to assess Angola’s Foreign Policy in a short report. The report focusese on...
Aslak Jangård Orre (2016)
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
Book Chapter | 2016

Substantive Representation in Africa: From Timing to Framing of Family Law Reforms in Morocco, South Africa, and Uganda

Ragnhild Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen and Vibeke Wang (2016)
in Gendered Citizenship: The Politics of Representation edited by Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne (Palgrave Macmillan)
CMI Brief | 2015

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cornel Jahari, Donald Mmari, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2015

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
Journal Article | 2015

Opposition parties and the decentralisation process in South Africa and Zambia

Theories of democratic decentralisation in democratising states suggest that such reforms will provide significant opportunities for parties in opposition at the national level by multiplying the arenas of political contestation....
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Lars Svåsand (2015)
in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics vol. 53 no. 4 pp. 475-496
Journal Article | 2015

Perceptions of Chinese presence in Africa as reflected in the African media: case study of Uganda

The Chinese entry into the African continent and the subsequent effect on soft power in global relations are of increasing interest to many scholars. This article explores local perceptions of...
Goretti L. Nassangaa & Sabiti Makarab (2015)
in Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. 1 pp. 21-37
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
Journal Article | 2015

Generosity and sharing among villagers: Do women give more?

This paper explores generosity among anonymous villagers and sharing within families using a dictator game field experiment that was carried out in rural villages in Ethiopia. We find that generosity...
Sosina Bezu, Stein Holden (2015)
in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics vol. 57 pp. 103-111
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.
Book Chapter | 2015

When the terrain does not fit the map: Local government taxation in Africa

Fiscal decentralisation – the devolution of revenue mobilisation and spending powers to lower levels of government – has become a main theme of governance over the past two decades. A...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2015)
in Anne Mette Kjær, Lars Engberg Pedersen and Lars Buur: Perspectives on politics, production and public administration in Africa. Essays in honour of Ole Therkildsen. . Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) pp. 147-158
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.
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Comparing Borderland Dynamics. Processes of territorialization in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, southern Yunnan in China, and the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

The paper is a contribution to the recent debate in social science of border situations and the way borders affect borderland populations. The paper is directly comparative in form, by...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:3)