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The accumulation of unexplained wealth by public officials: Making the offence of illicit enrichment enforceable
U4 Brief | Jan 2012
Recent high-profile cases have focused attention on the transfer of assets abroad by heads of state and other senior officials from developing countries ...
international drivers of corruption, asset recovery, repatriation of stolen funds, international cooperation, mutual legal assistance, illicit enrichment, UNCAC, Tunisia, Egypt
U4 Brief | Jan 2015
Since the end of 2013, the Ebola virus disease has been ravaging the economies and societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Conakry, infecting over ...
Associated Research Professor
Political scientist focusing on democratisation and human rights, economic reform, taxation, institutional change and international aid, with a particular emphasis on Southern and Eastern Africa.
Democratisation, human rights, governance, electoral administration, political parties, economic reform, institutional change, taxation, and aid effectiveness, Africa: Sub Saharan Africa, in particular Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi
News | 4 Jun 2015
At lunchtime 25 April Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake. Following high death tolls, numerous charitable organisations scurried to the South Asian country in order to provide humanitarian aid on the ground. The United Nations alone made a flash appeal for close to half a billion USD in emergency support.
News | 30 May 2014
Development aid must given to those who need it the most. Aid must be long-term, patient and build on trust, said Alf Morten Jerve. Alf Morten Jerve passed away 15 May.
Edited Book | Jan 2005
Human rights are currently an important area of research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), as they have been for the past 20 years. This anthology ...
Human rights, Economic and social rights, democracy, democratization, development, party systems, truth comissions, reconcilliation, foreign policy, courts in transition, Africa: South Africa, Zambia., Asia: Bangladesh., Americas: Latin America
CMI Insight | Mar 2020
In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid ...
development, aid, donors, infrastructure, China, Africa, Norway
CMI Brief | Jul 2020
20 years ago the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325. The resolution underscored the important role of women in the prevention and ...
UN Security Council Resolution 1325, Peacebuilding in Africa
Report in External Series | Feb 2013
South Africa’s planned development aid agency, South African Development Partnership Agency, is expected to be established in 2013. This report ...
Development Aid, Emerging Powers, Africa, South Africa, Brazil, China, India
Journal Article | Jan 2005
It is likely that the international aid system will continue to evolve along one major axis in the years to come, with a fragmented, foreign-policy focus ...
Development aid, International aid system, Aid priorities
Report in External Series | Jan 2001
(Working paper 2001:20)
CMI Report | Jan 1996
This report has been commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an input to a proposed study on the impact of aid on Botswana. The report ...
Economic growth, Democracy, Development aid, Botswana, Africa: Botswana
Submission to the UK Parliament International Development Committee “Effectiveness of UK Aid Inquiry”, 2020
U4 Report | Mar 2020
Corruption in its various guises is well established as an impediment both to aid effectiveness and broader development goals: this is why anti-corruption ...
Corruption, anti-corruption, aid effectiveness
CMI Report | Jan 1994
This is a report to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the potential impact of a possible Norwegian membership in the EU on Norwegian development ...
Development aid, European Union, Foreign trade policy, Norway
Private sector development for poverty reduction. Opportunities and challenges for Norwegian development aid
CMI Report | Sep 2015
Private sector development (PSD) is back on the donors’ agenda. In Norway, PSD aid and aid funded loans have increased more than five-fold ...
CMI Report | Jan 2008
Poverty reduction is the overarching goal of Norwegian development assistance, as expressed in the "Government Plan of Action for Combating Poverty in ...
Poverty reduction, Development aid, Norway, Mozambique, Mozambique
Commissioned Report | Feb 2008
Leaders of the world community have committed themselves to providing development assistance on a scale and in a form that enables developing countries ...
Newspaper Op-Ed | Nov 2020
How did Norwegian aid respond to the Covid-19 pandemic? Several new initiatives were launched, the aid budget was adjusted to give more emphasis to vaccines ...
Development Aid, Covid-19, Norway
Nordic Exceptionalism in Development Assistance? Aid Policies and the Major Donors: The Nordic Countries
CMI Report | Jan 2006
The Nordic countries are often praised for their efforts in development assistance and commended for their generosity. Over the last few decades the Nordic ...
Development aid, Aid policy, Nordic countries, Netherlands, Case study, Tanzania
Population and development planning. A demographic study of Hambantota integrated rural development programme in Sri Lanka
CMI Report | Jan 1992
The present study, undertaken as part of the background research for an evaluation of the Hambantota Integrated Rural Development Programme (HIRDEP), ...
Demography, Population projections, Development planning, Sri Lanka