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News | 29 Jan 2013
Political unrest and conflict, combined with failed strategies and policies, have led to a dramatic decline in foreign exchange revenues and foreign direct investments in Sudan. According to Hassan Ali Gadkarim, there is no miracle cure. The government of Sudan has to build lasting peace with its neighbours and establish accountable public institutions to win the foreign investors back.
CMI Insight | May 2016
Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’. ...
child marriage, marriage, family law, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia
CMI Working Paper | Oct 2012
This paper examines opportunities and constraints facing local revenue mobilization in Anglophone Africa with an emphasis on urban settings. ...
Local government, Decentralization, Taxes, Business licenses, User fees, Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
CMI Report | Nov 2015
This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition ...
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, ...
Book Chapter | Jan 2006
The growth of Africa's towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many African ...
Taxation, fiscal decentralisation, urbanisation, Africa
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2006
The growth of Africa's towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many ...
Local government, Decentralization, Urbanization, Taxes, Business licenses, User fees, Africa, Tanzania
Book Chapter | Jan 2013
The potential for using revenues from extractive resources for inclusive growth in Africa is tremendous. However, the realisation of the transformative ...
Corruption, resource curse, institutions, Ghana
Project | Mar 2014 - Dec 2017
This project seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, ...
Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen, Iran, Lebanon
Book Chapter | Jun 2015
Fiscal decentralisation – the devolution of revenue mobilisation and spending powers to lower levels of government – has become ...
Taxation, local government, fiscal decentralisation, Sub-Saharan Africa
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2005
The anti-corruption reform in the Tanzanian tax bureaucracy in the mid-1990s was apparently a short-lived success. In the wake of the reform, ...
Journal Article | Jan 2003
This article is about judicial reform in the Southern Cone in the 1990s. It shows that for Argentina and Chile, procedural code reforms were ...
judicial reform, Supreme Court reform, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Americas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Book Chapter | May 2015
How far has the recent global wave of tax reform contributed to state building in poorer countries? This chapter concludes that ...
Tax, tax reform, globalisation, state building, developing countries
News | 26 Jan 2012
During the past decade, Venezuela has used revenue from the oil sector to reduce poverty and foster social development. Questions of social inequalities are high up on the political agenda, says Iselin Åsedotter Strønen.
U4 Issue | Jan 2005
The aim of this U4 Issue paper is to identify and discuss major challenges, appropriate responses, and relevant tools for addressing corruption ...
Corruption, public financial management and procurement, World
Book Chapter | Jan 2004
This chapter looks at factors constraining the efforts of the Palestinian quasi-state to raise revenues during the period 1994-2000. It is argued ...
Taxation, state-formation, Palestine, Middle East: Palestine
U4 Issue | Nov 2011
Countries highly dependent on natural resources are among the most severely affected by the problem of illicit financial flows. Despite a lack ...
international drivers of corruption, natural resource management, DR Congo, Nigeria, Zambia
CMI Working Paper | Mar 2014
This paper reviews the state of knowledge on local government revenue systems in Africa, with a particular focus on commonalties and differences between ...
Local government, Fiscal decentralisation, Taxation, Governance, State building, Africa
Journal Article | Jan 2004
The article analyses factors constraining the Palestinian National Authority's (PNA) capacity to produce domestic revenues during the period ...
Taxation, tax administration, economic policy, institutions, state formation, foreign aid, Palestine, Israel, Middle-East
CMI Brief | Jun 2019
A key problem facing revenue administrations in many developing countries is that they operate manual paper-based recording systems. This is ...
ICT, Property tax, Tax administration, Tanzania