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U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Feb 2017
As the richest state in Brazil, São Paulo has experienced its share of abuse of public office. However, it has also had some successful experiences ...
Brazil, prosecution, anti-corruption, Mensalão, plea bargain, Lava Jato, Paulo Maluf
Angola Brief | Jun 2011
An effective tax system is required to implement and finance current government policies of diversifying the Angolan economy and providing quality public ...
News | 19 Dec 2013
How can donors strengthen tax systems in developing countries? By complementing their technical approach with measures to build a taxpayer culture, and challenging development countries to take the lead, says CMI researcher Odd-Helge Fjeldstad.
U4 Issue | Jan 2005
How does corruption affect the appropriateness and design of budget support? The aim of this issue paper is to compare the effectiveness of budget support ...
Corruption, public financial management and procurement, World
Arguments for democratic decentralisation in Angola: If challenges remain the same, why delay the autarquias?
Angola Brief | Apr 2014
Is the Government once again going to delay local elections and democratic decentralisation? The 2010 Constitution renewed the Angolan state’s commitment ...
Reforming corruption out of Nigerian oil? Part one: Mapping corruption risks in oil sector governance
U4 Brief | Feb 2009
Oil dominates the Nigerian economy and generates the vast majority of government revenues. At the same time, Nigeria is perceived as one of the world's ...
natural resources, corruption, oil, Nigeria, natural resource management, political corruption, Nigeria
Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015 (in Arabic)
CMI Report | Sep 2016
This is an Arabic translation of the CMI report Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015, ...
Edited Book | Jan 2008
Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ ...
Taxation, state building, accountability, developing countries, Chile, China, Ghana, Mauritius, Poland, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda
Journal Article | Jan 2009
Colombia is a country marked by extreme social inequalities and high levels of violence, with a government that has brutally repressed social movements ...
Project | Oct 2006 - Feb 2007
The objective of this project is 1. To increase our insight in how more transparency and openness to the public may be introduced into the budget processes. ...
public reform, budget, transparenct, civil society, Angola
Event | 1 Sep 2016
The Proxy Challenge Competition was launched in 2013 to help aid donors better assess the results of anti-corruption efforts. In 2014, U4 ran the first edition of the challenge, and brought together a body of promising, bespoke proxy indicators. In this second round we still aim to find the best proxy indicators that can track progress of anti-corruption reform initiatives. We need reliable, intuitive, accessible, and cost-effective assessment methods that are useful across country-contexts.
Corruption, Aid, Monitoring and evaluation
Report in External Series | Sep 2011
The relatively slow pace of Nigeria’s development has often been attributed to the phenomenon of the resource curse whereby the nature of the state ...
corruption, petroleum, natural resources, political economy, Nigeria
News | 29 Mar 2006
In aid dependent countries, reforms frequently take place in the form of paradigmatic shifts, largely influenced by changes in donor policies. Problems of implementation,however, are often not properly addressed and remain largely unaffected by new reforms. The distance between proclaimed objectives and actual achievements is therefore dramatically wide. The main point of this article has been to investigate the role of domestic research in such a system of policymaking.
CMI Working Paper | Jan 1998
Corruption is an ancient phenomenon, which has attracted increasing attention in recent years. This does not least reflect the growing awareness of the ...
Corruption, Economic growth, Incentives, Public administration
Journal Article | Jan 2003
Over the last decade several African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their tax administration to increase revenue and curb corruption. ...
Corruption, tax evasion, tax administration, incentives, Africa: Tanzania
U4 Issue | Feb 2015
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has become a cornerstone of Indonesia’s forest sector policies. Given corruption ...
REDD+, political economy, corruption, anti-corruption, forest governance, natural resource management, Indonesia
U4 Issue | Jan 2007
Fighting corruption is a challenge in any context, because corruption has many faces and can occur in different forms across all sectors and institutions ...
Steuern: Besser abkassieren. Afrikanische Regierungen braauchen mehr eigene Einnahmen. Auf welche Steuern sollen sie setzen?
Journal Article | Apr 2015
There is a growing interest among governments and development agencies to strengthen domestic revenue mobilisation in developing countries. It reflects ...
Tax, tax reform, Sub-Saharan Africa
Commissioned Report | Jan 2006
Political leadership and commitment to fight corruption at the highest levels is one of the most important preconditions for success in the fight against ...
Main Research Topic
We study how governments collect and manage revenues to create better services for citizens in developing countries. In particular, we research the role ...