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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.
Journal Article | 2014

Understanding Inequalities in Child Health in Ethiopia: Health Achievements Are Improving in the Period 2000– 2011

Objective: In Ethiopia, coverage of key health services is low, and community based services have been implemented to improve access to key services. This study aims to describe and assess the...
Eirin Kruger Skaftun, Merima Ali , Ole Frithjof Norheim (2014)
in Plos one vol. 9 no. 8
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Devolutionary delusions? The effect of decentralization on corruption

The effect of government decentralization on corruption is theoretically ambiguous. On the one hand, bringing government closer to the people could increase accountability and reduce corruption. On the other hand,...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Vincent Somville (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:10) 28 p
Journal Article | 2014

Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws

Since the mid-1980s, 32 countries around the world have adopted community development requirements into their mining laws, while nine countries are in the midst of doing so. This new public...
Kendra Dupuy (2014)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 1 no. 2 pp. 200-215
Journal Article | 2014

To pay or not to pay? Citizens’ attitudes towards taxation in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa

This paper examines factors that determine citizens’ tax-compliance attitude in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Using the 2011/2012 Afrobarometer survey data, we find that tax compliance attitude is positively...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2014)
in World Development vol. 64 pp. 828-842
Journal Article | 2014

Enhancing Public Service Ethics in Bangladesh: Dilemmas and Deterrents

There may be many factors that diminish or destroy trust in governmental institutions. However, none may destroy trust easier or faster than unethical behavior or blatant corruption by public officials....
Pan-Suk Kim, Mobasser Monem, Hasan Muhammad Baniamin (2014)
in pp. 95-130
Book Chapter | 2014

When Per Diems Take Over: Training and Travel as Extra Pay

Weak access to basic services and poor framework conditions for the private sector impede development. Low-quality service provision for example in health, education, utility supply, industry regulation or law enforcement...
Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Tina Søreide, Arne Tostensen (2014)
in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northamption (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing
Book Chapter | 2014

Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence

A well-functioning justice system is crucial to address corruption effectively, which in turn is important for development. But judicial institutions are themselves corruptible. Surveys show that experiences with and perceptions...
Siri Gloppen (2014)
in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges . Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing
Journal Article | 2014

Implementers or Governors? The Expanding Role for Private Military and Security Companies within the Peace Operations Network

This article explores the role of private security and military companies within the wider confinements of peace operations governance. To do so, the paper looks at the roles that pmscs...
Åse Gilje Østensen (2014)
in International Community Law Review vol. 16 pp. 423-442
Commissioned Report | 2014

Reality Checks Mozambique 2014. Sub-Report District of Lago

A series of five “Reality Checks in Mozambique” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance,...
Inge Tvedten (2014)
Stockholm/Maputo: Sida
Commissioned Report | 2014

Reality Checks in Mozambique 2014. Sub-Report District of Lago

A series of five “Reality Checks in Mozambique” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance,...
(2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute