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News | 13 Aug 2015
In the past, Brazilian intellectuals have coined the term “metaphor of war” to account for the representations of the crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. The logic of war is at the very core of Rio’s pacification of the favelas, which in practice is carried out through armed confrontations between the police and armed groups within pacified favelas, where the main objective (on both sides), in spite of the rhetoric of peace, is still to kill the enemy.
Local Government Reform in Tanzania 2002 - 2005: Summary of Research Findings on Governance, Finance and Service Delivery
Report in External Series | Jan 2006
What impact has Tanzania's Local Government Reform Programme had on local governance, finances and service delivery? Have there been any ...
Local government, decentralisation, governance, service delivery, public finances, Tanzania
CMI Working Paper | Jan 1995
This paper reviews the tax system in Tanzania, and gives particular attention to the tax reform proposals presented in the Report of the Presidential ...
Angola Brief | Jun 2012
Angola is currently implementing a tax reform. The main objective of the reform is to increase non-oil tax revenues by broadening the tax base, ...
Mapping evidence gaps in anti-corruption: Assessing the state of the operationally relevant evidence on donors' actions and approaches to reducing corruption
U4 Issue | Nov 2012
This paper charts the current evidence on effectiveness of different anti-corruption reforms, and identifies significant evidence gaps. Despite ...
Anti-corruption, Corruption, Donor, Interventions, Civil society, Public sector reform, Budget support, Review, Evidence, Operational guidance, Assessment, evaluation measurement
CMI Insight | Jun 2014
Reforming the personal income tax legislation in Angola has been under preparation since 2011. There are many challenges related to creating ...
CMI Brief | Jul 2015
Tax reforms are no longer the exclusive domain of the International Monetary Fund, external experts, and the Ministry of Finance. Increasingly, ...
Tax reform, lobbying, Tanzania
Book | Jul 2018
It has long been debated whether Africa's lack of growth is best explained by the continent's exploitation by the global system, or by internal ...
Tax, coercion, reform, Africa
Project | Feb - Nov 2010
National procurement systems handle a substantial share of total government expenditures in most countries. If the public procurement systems ...
procurement, political economy analysis
Project | Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
The United Nations is involved in the promotion of human rights in a number of areas, particularly through the Office of the High Commissioner ...
European Union, United Nations, Human Rights, Global
Project | Jun 2007 - Jun 2008
The World Bank's 'Independent Evaluation Group' (IEG) is undertaking an evaluation of the Bank's support for public sector ...
Developing countries, transitionary countries, corruption, transparency, public sector, evaluation
Project | Sep 2005 - Dec 2009
The overall objective of phase 2 (2005-2009) of this research programme is to document the processes of change and impacts of the ongoing Local ...
Local government, Fiscal decentralisation, Public financial management, Governance, Tanzania
Project | Nov - Dec 2003
This field study will be a follow-up to original research on the local government reform process that the applicant participated in between ...
Project | Jan - Oct 2003
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned CMI to review contributions by foreign donors to security sector reform. The study ...
Project | Jan 2002 - Jul 2005
The overall aim of this four year research programme is to document processes of change and impacts of the Local Government Reform Programme ...
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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 | 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.
News | 14 Jun 2012
There is political will to strengthen the tax system in Angola. If properly designed and implemented, the new tax system can improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the public sector. One of the main challenges, however, will be to convince the citizens of Angola about the value of paying taxes. This will require not only reforms, but a major cultural shift.
Event | 13 May 2008
Indigenous responses to multicultural state reform in Guatemala and Mexico. Professor Rachel Sieder analyzes indigenous peoples' efforts to articulate alternative visions of government, law and justice.
Event | 13 Nov 2014
Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite massive pressures from feminist movements across the world, family law has been surprisingly stubborn to change. This workshop examines the relationship between family law reform and political transitions.