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CMI Insight | Jul 2020

Women Judges in Afghanistan: An Interview with Anisa Rasooli

Antonio De Lauri (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:04) 5 p.
CMI Insight | May 2020

Guerra no Norte de Moçambique, uma Região Rica em Recursos Naturais – Seis Cenários

Desde os ataques de Outubro de 2017 em Mocímboa da Praia, realizados por alegados insurgentes islamistas, vulgarmente referidos como Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama e localmente conhecidos como Al Shabab, não é...
Francisco Almeida dos Santos (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:3) 18 p.
CMI Insight | May 2020

War in resource-rich northern Mozambique – Six scenarios

Since the October 2017 attacks by alleged Islamist insurgents, commonly referred to as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and locally know as Al Shabab, on Mocimboa da Praia, it has not been...
Francisco Almeida dos Santos (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:02) 18 p.
CMI Insight | Mar 2020

The changing role of Chinese development aid

In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the...
Elling Tjønneland (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2019

Zambia’s looming debt crisis – is China to blame?

Is China pressuring poor countries with debt? Debt trap diplomacy is a recent term that is used to describe Chinese loans for infrastructure and development in developing countries. Zambia is...
Arve Ofstad, Elling Tjønneland (2019)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2019:01)
CMI Insight | 2018

Property owners’ knowledge and attitudes towards property taxation in Tanzania

Property taxation (PT) is high on the political agenda in Tanzania and considered a cornerstone of the Government’s efforts to strengthen broad based direct taxation. Because it is visible to...
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Lucas Katera (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:01) 12 p.
CMI Insight | 2018

Missing from the picture: Men imprisoned for ‘moral crimes’ in Afghanistan

Recent years have seen sustained focus on the prosecution of Afghan women and girls for ‘moral crimes’ such as adultery and ‘running away’. However, many Afghan men are also charged...
Aziz Hakimi, Torunn Wimpelmann (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:2) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2018

Breaking BAD: Understanding Backlash Against Democracy in Africa

There is a trend of democratic retrenchment across the African continent. Despite democratic gains in some states, the overall tendency over the past decade has been the erosion of democratic...
Lise Rakner (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:3)
CMI Insight | 2017

Taxing the urban boom in Tanzania: Central versus local government property tax collection

Effective collection of property taxes requires constructive working relations between the central government revenue authority and the municipalities, independent of the mode of administration. Clear division of function and responsibility...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Lucas Katera (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2017:3) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2017

Gender parity in Senegal – A continuing struggle

In 2010, the Senegalese women’s movement, supported by political elites and international norms, managed to push for the adoption of one of the world’s most radical gender quota laws to...
Marianne Tøraasen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2017

Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa

The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali, Tom Goodfellow (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 1) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Illicit Flows and Trade Misinvoicing: Are we looking under the wrong lamppost?

Illicit financial flows (IFFs) have become a high profile issue in recent years. The Sustainable Development Goals include a target (16.4: significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the...
Maya Forstater (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 5) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Comment to CMI insight number 5: Illicit Flows and Trade Misinvoicing: Are we looking under the wrong lamppost?

This is a comment to the CMI Insight number 5, published November 2016. The Insight can be found here.  Comment byMatthew Salomon, 12 October 2016 Senior Economist, Global Financial Integrity Broad response Noting...
Matthew Salomon (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 5) 2 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

The Sudan Armed Forces and Prospects of Change

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has a long history of siding with civil protestors in times of national political crisis. In recent years, waves of popular protests, often called the...
Atta El-Battahani (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2016:3) 9 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

See you in court! Holding the military to account in Latin America

The courtroom has become an increasingly common meeting place for retired military officials, and victims and their families who have suffered various forms of abuse at the hands of the...
Elin Skaar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2)
CMI Insight | 2016

Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation in Sudan: A never ending story?

Women inside and outside of the Sudanese government were deeply concerned about the high prevalence rates of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) after decades of efforts to eradicate the practice. Criminalization...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2016 no.1) 6 p.
CMI Insight | 2015

The eternal conflict: Land, peasants, and the military in Mexico

Land has always been an important site of struggle in Mexico, often bringing peasant movements and peasant communities into conflicts with the Mexican military. This CMI Insight focuses on the...
Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2015:3) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2015

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

In 1991, Sudan’s Islamist regime expanded the circumstances under which abortions are permitted within 90 days of conception, to include rape. This reform has received great attention, especially given the...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2) 7 p.
CMI Insight | 2015

A Hawk in Dove’s Feathers: Colombian Civil-Military Relations Under Santos

Colombian president Juan Manual Santos has claimed a new approach to security politics in the violence-ridden South American nation. This Insight reviews Santos’ approach to civil military relations, and suggests...
John-Andrew McNeish (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2015 no. 1) 8 p.