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Political scientist focusing on governance, corruption, resource management
Natural resources, political economy, corruption, democratisation, parliaments, political parties, state and civil society relations, political institutionalis, neopatrimonialism, development theory, political theory and comparative politics, Angola, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Palestine
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.
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 | 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 ...
Senior Researcher, Coordinator Governance
Political scientist whose competence areas include local government reform, corruption and opposition in Africa.
Local government reform, corruption, China in Africa, press freedom, China, Africa: Angola, Mozambique., Americas: Venezuela
CMI Working Paper | Dec 2007
How far has the recent global wave of tax reform contributed to state building in poorer countries? Our conclusion mirrors other general globalisation ...
Taxation, Accountability, State building, Developing countries, JEL classification: F59, H20, H30, O10
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2000
The dilemma facing new democracies attempting to implement political and economic reform simultaneously is that democratisation may undermine ...
Theory and practise of decentralization by devolution: Lessons from a research programme in Tanzania (2002-13)
Book Chapter | Jun 2017
What impact did Tanzania’s decentralization reform have on local governance, finances and service delivery? To what extent are the central-local ...
Local government, decentralisation, tax, governance, public services, Tanzania
U4 Brief | Jul 2009
Corruption plays a role in structuring wildlife governance systems in many African states. Donor efforts to support wildlife reforms in East ...
natural resource management, wildlife, tanzania, namibia
U4 Brief | Nov 2009
It has been recognised that the world’s failure to provide many of its citizens with access to water and sanitation is an issue of governance, ...
natural resource management
Report in External Series | Mar 2012
Serious shortcomings in Sudanese laws and practices contribute to the lack of protection of victims of rape in Sudan. There is need for comprehensive ...
Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence fromthe Cochrane Collaboration Reform
Journal Article | Jan 2018
In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional ...
CMI Report | May 2016
The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 ...
marriage age, marriage, law, rights, women, Yemen
Open government and transparency reform in Chile: Balancing leadership, ambition and implementation capacity
U4 Report | Jan 2015
Chile is a successful open government reformer. The implementing agencies have achieved the targets set in the national action plans for transparency ...
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.
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.