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CMI Working Paper | 2005

Aid, Growth and Peace: A Comparative Analysis

The paper examines patterns of post-conflict aid in a sample of 14 countries, with in-depth qualitative analysis of seven cases. The study shows that - contrary to the findings of...
Astri Suhrke and Julia Buckmaster (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 13) 20 p.
Book Chapter | 2005

Social Consequences of Development in a Human Rights Perspective: Lessons from the World Bank

Alf Morten Jerve (2005)
in Ivar Kolstad and Hugo Stokke, eds.: Writing Rights: Human Rights Research at the Chr.Michelsen Institute 1984-2004. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget pp. 98-130
Edited Book | 2004

Toward pro-poor policies: Aid, institutions, and globalization

The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) provides a forum for the world's leading development thinkers to share new knowledge and ideas. ABCDE - Europe 2003 presents selected...
Bertil Tungodden, Nicholas Stern and Ivar Kolstad (eds.) (2004)
Wash.D.C./Oxford: World Bank / Oxford Univ. Press 355 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Poverty reduction strategy processes in Malawi and Zambia

Malawi and Zambia are poor and heavily indebted countries whose dependence on foreign aid is pronounced. They both qualify for debt relief in terms of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country...
Edgar Bwalya, Lise Rakner, Lars Svåsand, Arne Tostensen, Maxton Tsoka (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 8) 33 p. (Commissioned by NORAD)
Journal Article | 2004

Between principles and politics: Lessons from Iraq for humanitarian action

Sergio Vieira de Mello's bold mission to Iraq ended in tragedy for him and 22 others. The attack on the UN headquarters in August 2003 that caused these deaths raises...
Astri Suhrke and Douglas Klusmeyer (2004)
in Journal of Refugee Studies vol. 17 no. 3 pp. 273-285
Report in External Series | 2004

Budgetary processes and economic governance in Southern and Eastern Africa. Literature review.

This report is an overview of literature on budget processes and economic governance. The review takes stock of the latest advances in relevant international journals and in publications by the...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Dirk Hansohm, Jan Isaksen and Erwin Naimhwaka (2004)
Windhoek: NEPRU (Working Paper no. 95) 38 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Powerful donors and foreign policy: The role of multilateral financial institutions

The opportunity for a powerful donor country, such as the United States, to use a multilateral financial institution (MFI) strategically in order to promote its own foreign policy goals has...
Espen Villanger (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 12) 22 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2003

The SAPRIN Report: An assessment of the empirical analysis supporting main conclusions

In 1996, the World Bank and a network of non-governmental organizations (SAPRIN) started cooperating on an evaluation of 15 years of structural adjustment programs (SAPs). The background of our paper...
Espen Villanger, Siegfried Pausewang and Alf Morten Jerve (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:2) 19 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2003

Verdensbankens strukturtilpasningsprogrammer: Virkninger og politiske linjeskift

Dette notatet bidrar til den offentlige debatten om Verdensbankens rolle langs to dimensjoner. Først defineres de mest sentrale elementene i strukturtilpasningspolitikken og det blir stilt opp en oversikt over de...
Espen Villanger (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:3) 19 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 Working Paper | 2003

Islamism in the diaspora: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

In recent years there has been increasing academic interest in Islamism in the Middle East, not least in Palestinian Islamism championed by groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which...
Are Knudsen (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:10) 23 p.
CMI Report | 2003

Community-Driven Development in Contexts of Conflict

Violent conflict represents a significant barrier to development. While Community Driven Development (CDD) programmes have been effective in establishing or expanding essential social services and physical infrastructure at the local...
Arne Strand, Hege Toje, Alf Morten Jerve and Ingrid Samset (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute R 2003: 11 68 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.
Report in External Series | 2003

Rwanda: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2003

The report is a comprehensive account of the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place in Rwanda from August to October 2003, based on the authors' observation of the elections...
Ingrid Samset and Orrvar Dalby (2003)
Oslo: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NORDEM Report no. 12/2003) 59 p.
CMI Report | 2002

Clientelist politics. State formation and corruption in Palestine 1994-2000

The state formation process in Palestine started after the Oslo agreements between Israel and Palestine in 1994, which established a Palestinian quasi-state. The process came, however, to an almost complete...
Inge Amundsen and Basem Ezbidi (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:17) 27 p.
CMI Report | 2002

Best practice in capacity building in public finance management in Africa. Experiences of Norad and Sida

This study was contracted by Sida and NORAD for the purpose of summarising experiences in capacity building for Public Finance Management (PFM) in Africa. In particular, the two organisations' attempts...
Jan Isaksen and Göran Andersson (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:16) 53 p.
Commissioned Report | 2002

The organisation of the social development dimension in major aid agencies: Lessons of relevance for the World Bank

(Commissioned by Operations Evaluation Department World Bank. Restricted, limited circulation)
Alf Morten Jerve and Gunn Helen Søfting (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 31 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2002

Urban dimensions of donors' poverty-reduction strategies

This paper examines the extent to which the poverty-reduction strategies of selected multilateral and bilateral donors incorporate an urban poverty dimension. Key policy documents of multilaterals such as the World...
Arne Tostensen (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2002:5) 17 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2000

The UN and post-crisis aid: Towards a more political economy

This paper reviews certain aspects of the post-crisis problem, as seen from within the UN. It outlines the wide variety in cases that fall within post-crisis policy, and suggests a...
Bruce D. Jones (2000)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2000:9) 22 p.