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Report in External Series | 2004

Citizens' access to information on local government finances.

Citizens' access and right to information on local government budgets and accounts is often considered a necessary condition for good governance. Without basic information on public revenues and expenditures people...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2004)
Dar es Salaam: REPOA (Formative process research on the local government reform in Tanzania.. Project Brief no. 7) 3 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Local government finances and financial management in Tanzania

This report provides baseline data on local government finance 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)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 7) 31 p.
Report in External Series | 2004

Trust in public finance: Citizens' view on taxation by local authorities in Tanzania

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2004)
Dar es Salaam: REPOA (Formative process research on the local government reform in Tanzania. Project Brief no. 12) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2004

SADC in 2003: Restructuring and progress in regional integration

The present desk study was commissioned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. It traces recent developments in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), organisational restructuring and progress in regional...
Jan Isaksen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 3) 30 p.
CMI Report | 2003

Sustaining local level development: What worked and what did not. Lessons from the phasing-out of Norwegian aid to the Hambantota Integrated Rural Development Programme (HIRDEP), Sri Lanka 1992-1999

Aid has been successful when it is no longer needed, but we all too often see how aid breeds dependency, and how both donors and recipients have difficulties preparing for...
Alf Morten Jerve, Sylvi Endresen, Dhanawardana Gamage and Marcus M. Karunanayake (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:2)
CMI Report | 2003

Taxation and tax reforms in developing countries: Illustrations from sub-Saharan Africa

Many low income countries face a trilemma with respect to taxation: (1) There is an urgent and obvious need for more revenues to enable resource poor states to provide and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Lise Rakner (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:6) 34 p.
CMI Report | 2003

When women grow wings: Gender relations in the informal economy of Kampala

In urban Africa, informal employment constitutes 90 per cent of all new jobs. Informal work is characterised by being unrecognised, unprotected or unrecorded by the public authorities, and a larger...
Siri Lange (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003: 8) 34 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

What has trust got to do with it? Non-payment of service charges in local authorities in South Africa

A major financial problem in many municipalities in South Africa is the inadequate collection of service charges due to widespread non-payment. The prevailing view is that non-compliance is caused by...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:12) 26 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.
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.
Book Chapter | 2001

Intergovernmental fiscal relations in the developing world: A review of issues

Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lower levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in many developing countries in recent years....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2001)
in Norman Levy & Chris Tapscott (eds.): Intergovernmental relations in South Africa: The challenges of co-operative government. Cape Town: Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) pp. 143-162
CMI Working Paper | 2001

Intergovernmental fiscal relations in developing countries. A review of issues

Fiscal decentralisation - the devolution of taxing and spending powers to lower levels of government - has become an important theme of governance in many developing countries in recent years....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2001:11) 15 p.
CMI Report | 1997

Repayment of old loans through new loans. Is cross-financing a problem for Grameen Bank?

This study analyses the problem and extent of cross-financing in the Grameen Bank system. The main finding is that cross-financing is rarely a problem. However, survey data indicate that long-term...
Karin Ask, Arne Wiig and Erland Sigvaldsen (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1997:5) 54 p.
CMI Working Paper | 1997

Population and environment relationships in developing countries: A selected review of approaches and methods

A diversity of opinion, theory, and conceptual approaches characterizes discussion of population and environment relationships among social scientists. This review captures some of this diversity by considering several of the...
Catherine M. Marquette (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1997:15) 15 p.
CMI Working Paper | 1997

Microcredit programmes: Methodes for solving dilemmas of credit expansion

Providing credits seems to be an effective tool for improving the welfare of the poor. It is expected that microcredit funding to poor people will expand rapidly over the coming...
Arne Wiig (1997)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1997:12)
CMI Working Paper | 1996

Bistand og næringsutvikling. Noen kommentarer til St.meld. Nr. 19 (1995-96)

The recent White Paper on Norwegian north-south policy (St. meld. nr. 19 (1995-96)) argues for an increased tying of Norwegian development assistance. The White Paper also advocates that NORAD's provisions...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (1996)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1996:4)
Report in External Series | 1996

Evaluation Report of Center for Development Research. Volume I: Main Report

This main report contains the findings of the evaluation of the Danish Center for Development Research (CDR). The evaluation team found that overall CDR has made good use of the...
Søren Holm, Annika Rabo and Arne Tostensen (1996)
Copenhagen: Danida (Evaluation Reports vol. 2 no. 1996/4) 111 p.
CMI Report | 1993

Hva får vi igjen? En statistisk analyse av norske leveranser til det multilaterale bistandsmarkedet

Omfanget av Norges salg til det bistandsfinansierte markedet blir til tider diskutert, blant annet på grunnlag av landets store bistandsbevilgninger. Denne studien tar sikte på å presentere og analysere tilgjengelig...
Per Granberg (1993)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1993:1) 91 p.
Journal Article | 1983

Peasants, Land and Society. A Social History of Land Reform in Ethiopia

Different systems of land tenure in Ethiopia under Haile Selassie and their history are explained and their economic and social consequences analysed. The centralisation and commercialisation of the economy under...
Siegfried Pausewang (1983)
in Afrika Studien no. 110 198 + 39 p.