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Commissioned Report | 2013

Forward looking review of the regional strategy on scaling up access to modern energy services in the East African community

The East African Countries (EAC) Secretariat’s Energy Division supports regional knowledge coordination and has become a common forum for exchange of best practices and discussions on joint development, and improved...
Marko Viiding and Arne Tostensen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 33 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Taxation and development in Africa. How aid can strengthen tax systems

Recent years have seen a growing interest on taxation in developing countries among donors. This reflects a concern for raising domestic revenues to finance public goods and services, as well...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2013)
in NAI Forum. The Nordic Africa Development Policy Forum
U4 Issue | 2013

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Corruption in the pharmaceutical system results in wasted resources, limited access to health services and reduced health gains. In this U4 Issue paper, we examine select global initiatives in the...
Jillian Clare Kohler, Natalia Ovtcharenko (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:3) 26 p.
Report in External Series | 2013

Taxation and development: a review of donor support to strengthen tax systems in developing countries

Recent years have seen a growing interest among donors on taxation in developing countries. This reflects a concern for domestic revenue mobilization to finance public goods and services, as well...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2013)
Helsinki: UNU-Wider (Working paper no. 2013/010) 28 p.
Journal Article | 2013

In the business of peace: the political influence of private military and security companies on UN peacekeeping

Private military and security companies increasingly perform services for the UN. The article describes how these companies are used by the UN organization and become part of UN operations. Their...
Åse Gilje Østensen (2013)
in International Peacekeeping vol. 20 no. 1 pp. 33-47
Book Chapter | 2013

Climate Change Lawfare

Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Siri Gloppen (2013)
in Oliver C. Ruppel, Christian Roschmann, Katharina Ruppel-Schlichting: Climate Change: International Law and Global Governance. Volume II: Policy, Diplomacy and Governance in a Changing Environment. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft pp. 171-201
Book Chapter | 2013

Red-Green Lawfare: Climate Justice Discourse in Courtrooms

Siri Gloppen, Catalina Vallejo (2013)
in Jackie Dugard, Asuncion Lera St. Clair, Siri Gloppen: CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice. Juta Publishers pp. 208-235
Book Chapter | 2013

Introduction

Jackie Dugard, Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Siri Gloppen (2013)
in Jackie Dugard, Asuncion Lera St. Clair, Siri Gloppen: CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice. Juta Publishers
Edited Book | 2013

CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice

Climate change is one of the central challenges facing African countries and their people. Unless concerted efforts are made worldwide very soon to reduce emissions, climate change impacts are likely...
Jackie Dugard, Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Siri Gloppen (2013)
Juta Publishers 250 p.
Report in External Series | 2013

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 2011/12 Afrobarometer survey data, we find that tax-compliance attitude is positively correlated...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2013)
East Lansing: Afrobarometer (Afrobarometer Working Paper no. 143) 33 p.
Journal Article | 2013

A Human Rights Based Approach to Participation in Health Reform: Experiences from the Implementation of Constitutional Court Orders in Colombia

This paper analyses how participation was understood and put in place by the bodies in charge of implementing the Colombian Constitutional Court’s Decision T-760/2008, which ordered extensive reforms of the...
Camila Gianella (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 1 pp. 84-107
Journal Article | 2013

Multistakeholder groups for better sector performance: A key to fight corruption in natural resource governance?

Multistakeholder processes – involving representatives from civil society, government and the private sector — are increasingly viewed as a means to promote improved service delivery and operational performance in natural...
Tina Søreide and Rory Truex (2013)
in Development Policy Review, vol. 31 (2013) no.2
Report in External Series | 2012

Reality Checks in Mozambique. 2nd Annual Report - Governance

A series of five “Reality Checks” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance, agriculture/climate and...
Inge Tvedten, (2012)
Stockholm/Maputo: Sida/Swedish Embassy
U4 Issue | 2012

La kleptocratie en ligne de mire: Comment résoudre les dysfonctionnements ?

Malgré leur force apparente, les mesures internationales pour contrer le blanchiment de capitaux s'avèrent peu efficaces. Seule une infime part des fonds détournés serait interceptée comme l’indique le résultat d'enquêtes,...
Jason Sharman (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:12) 31 p.
U4 Issue | 2012

Is mutual accountability feasible? A conceptual discussion with policy implications

Mutual accountability is one of five principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Yet comparatively little has been written about this principle and how it is operationalised. It remains...
Hannes Hechler, Arne Tostensen (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:11) 35 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Democracy's shortcomings in anti-corruption

Citizens of countries with a corrupt political leadership are trapped in a situation, typically characterized by increasing income differences, human rights violations, dysfunctional democracy, limited press freedom, weak access to...
Tina Søreide (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:10)
U4 Issue | 2012

Mapping evidence gaps in anti-corruption: Assessing the state of the operationally relevant evidence on donors' actions and approaches to reducing corruption

This paper charts the current evidence on effectiveness of different anti-corruption reforms, and identifies significant evidence gaps. Despite a substantial amount of literature on corruption, this review found very few...
Jesper Johnsøn, Nils Taxell, Dominik Zaum (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:7) 74 p.
Journal Article | 2012

Informal payments and health worker effort: A quantitative study from Tanzania

Informal payments—payments made from patients to health personnel in excess of official fees—are widespread in low-income countries. It is not obvious how such payments affect health worker effort. On the...
Ida Lindkvist (2012)
in Health Economics
Journal Article | 2012

The decision to vaccinate a child: An economic perspective from southern Malawi

The dynamics of childhood vaccination uptake in developing countries are unclear. Numerous studies document the relationship between vaccination coverage and access, socio economic and demographic factors. However, there is less...
Jon Helgheim Holte, Ottar Mæstad, Jagrati V Jani (2012)
in Social Science and Medicine vol. 75 no. 2 pp. 384-391
Report in External Series | 2012

Reality Checks in Mozambique. Sub-Report District of Lago. Year Two

A series of five “Reality Checks” will take place in the period 2011-2016, focussing on the dynamics of poverty and well-being with a particular focus on good governance, agriculture/climate and...
Inge Tvedten (Team Leader), Joelma Joaquim, Zefanias Mawawa, Beatriz Putile (2012)
Stockholm/Maputo: Sida/Swedish Embassy