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Journal Article | Jun 2007
Malawi's democratic Constitution of 1994 shifted the law in a pro-poor direction. With the judiciary emerging as a surprisingly strong institution in ...
Collectors, councillors and donors: Local government taxation and state-society relations in Tanzania
Report in External Series | Jan 2002
Recent debates on taxation and democratisation in poor countries argue that the more a state earns its income through the operation of a bureaucratic ...
News | 28 May 2013
There is huge variation in vaccination coverage across low- and middle-income countries. Some of the poorest countries perform far better than richer ones. The standard policy response to low coverage is to improve supply of vaccines. Researchers urge policymakers to also work on the demand side. - Health authorities should try making vaccination the default option, says CMI-director Ottar Mæstad.
Project | Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
Through the development of a series of comparative case studies in present-day Latin America, Africa, Europe and the former Soviet Union we will explore ...
Journal Article | Jan 2014
Following the 2007 war between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian politics appears to have followed the regional trend where the competition between secularism ...
Islam, secularism, nationalism, Palestine, Palestine
Book Chapter | Oct 2013
The five Nordic countries may be thought of as quite similar in many ways so that we would expect commonalities rather than differences among them. In ...
Social discrimination, migration, immigration, emigration, ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, social welfare, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finnland
Journal Article | Jan 2012
Quota policies securing the presence of marginalised groups in decision-making bodies have been adopted across sub-Saharan Africa. These policies are ...
CMI Report | Jun 2010
Lack of local ownership is seen as a central explanation for why peacebuilding efforts often fail to yield sustainable peace dividends. But how is local ...
Peace building, Afghanistan, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan
Report in External Series | Jan 2010
In the last fifteen years, judicial claims to secure health services as a matter of right have become an important phenomenon in a number of countries ...
Local Perspectives on the ‘Neutrality’ of Traditional Authorities in Malawi, South Africa and Uganda
Journal Article | Mar 2009
Traditional authorities were recognised and revitalised in several African countries in the 1990s. Based on conventional perceptions of the nature of ...
Traditional Authorities, Decentralization, Local GOvernance, Co-existence, Malaei, South Africa, Uganda
Edited Book | Jan 2004
The crisis-ridden progress in Palestinian state formation since the signing of the Oslo Agreements raises important questions about reform priorities ...
Middle East: Palestine
Journal Article | Jan 2001
This paper presents three propositions about tax collection by local authorities in Tanzania. First, revenue performance depends on the degree of coercion ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 1997
This paper explores possible strategic interactions between the state and local community in games of tropical forest land appropriation. Two key questions ...
Project | Jan - Dec 2003
The Norwegian aid programme to South Africa is scheduled to end in 2004. NORAD and the National Treasury in South Africa have commissioned an independent ...
Africa: South Africa
Project | Sep 2001
It is an overall assessment that OSSREA continues to play an important role for the social sciences in the large sub-region. It is important to consolidate ...
research, training, Africa
'Informal Practice, Cultural Capital and Politics in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania'
Book Chapter | Dec 2008
The book concludes with a chapter by Åse Berit Grødeland that deals with the ways in which negative consequences of reform and the opportunity ...
informal practice, informal networks, informal contacts, communism, post-communism, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania
Commissioned Report | Jun 2010
Training for Peace in Africa (TfP) has, since its start in 1995, been provided with NOK 170 million to strengthen African capacities for participation ...
Event | 30 May 2013
M. Cherif Bassiouni an international United Nations war crimes expert, often called "The Godfather of International Criminal Law". Professor Bassiouni has served in numerous United Nations positions, including Chair of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Libya (2011) and UN Commission on Human Rights for Afghanistan (2004-06).
News | 13 Apr 2011
Now that South Sudan's self-determination has been realised, long-suppressed grievances and simmering political disputes have re-surfaced, threatening instability on the eve of independence.
Project | Mar 2007 - Dec 2009
The purpose of this project is to produce up-to-date teaching materials for use at the Universidade Católica de Angola (UCAN). The project is a ...
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Natural resource management, Angola