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Human and financial capital for microenterprise development: Evidence from a field and lab experiment
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2011
Which is the most binding constraint to microenterprise development, human capital or financial capital? To answer this question, we present the first ...
Report in External Series | Jan 2011
The US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was in a sense a curious accident of history. Enraged by the attacks on New York and Washington, the Bush Administration ...
Book Chapter | Jan 2003
Can improved revenue collection and tax policies provide for more democratically accountable government? The chapter discusses the relationship between ...
Tax reform, Economic policy, Africa: Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Journal Article | Jan 2015
A number of lab experiments in recent years have analyzed people’s willingness to com-pete. But to what extent is competitive behavior in the lab ...
Edited Book | Jan 2019
Norway tops international indexes on children’s rights but continues to attract criticism for its level of compliance with the Convention of the ...
Children's rights, Human rights
CMI Working Paper | Mar 2008
This paper explores how the relationship between bureaucratic complexity and corruption affects the performance in utilities. We observe considerable ...
Corruption, Bureaucracy, JEL D73
CMI Brief | May 2019
Good governance in the management of natural resources is now recognized by scholars and policy makers as key to ensuring that countries can prevent and ...
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.
News | 19 Aug 2005
In her book on The Adivasis of Bangladesh, Senior researcher Tone Bleie brings together a discussion of minority and indigenous rights with a social science analysis of how ethnic discrimination impacts on poverty processes and outcomes. She argues that colonial and post-colonial states compulsively produce majorities and minorities, marginalizing minorities with scant citizenship rights.
Event | 29 Oct 2009
How did Kenya pull itself from the brink of crisis after the presidential elections? Are there any lessons in the power sharing arrangement that the Kenyan example offers to mediation processes in other conflict situations?
Event | 12 May 2013
The convener of the Southern Voice on Post-MDGs, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, discusses post MDSs priorities from a Southern perspective.
News | 1 Dec 2008
Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary won a PhD-grant to study the impact of decades of war and the particular features of the post-Taliban order on women's vulnerability to violence both in public and private places.
Event | 14 Jun 2013
Åse Gilje Østensen (UiB) in conversation with Dr. Kjetil Selvik (CMI/UiB) and Mohammad Mostafaei (Iranian human rights lawyer). Iran ...
News | 4 May 2016
The new Marriage Act in Malawi has been hailed for raising the legally prescribed age of marriage to 18, yet the truth is that there is no absolute minimum age of marriage in Malawi and that legal inconsistencies threaten the enforcement of the law.
News | 4 Apr 2014
Norwegian aid projects have not been designed or implemented in a way that makes it possible to evaluate them, concludes a recent study of the Norwegian Aid Administration.
Human rights as international consensus. The making of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1945-1948
CMI Report | Jan 1993
When the United Nations, on 10 December 1948, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was the first time in history that a global organization ...
Human Rights, History, United Nations, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
CMI Report | Jan 1999
The Bergen Seminar on Development 1999 focused on aid-funded institutional partnerships and twinning, and the extent that these are effective mechanisms ...
Twinning, Organisational cooperation, Institution building, North-South cooperation
Report in External Series | Jan 2002
Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures designed to protect human, animal and plant health, constitute a significant barrier to exports of agricultural ...
WTO, nontariff barriers, technical assistance, cost-benefit analysis, market access
Report in External Series | Jan 2016
The evaluation has assessed Fredskorpset's (FK Norway) approach and strategy when it comes to strengthening civil society in developing countries. This ...
development aid, , civil society, capacity development, volunteers, Norway, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Thailand, Cambodia
Book | Jan 2005
The mapping of the chaning historical relationships between people, lands and identities in the central tribal belt of India and in north-eastern parts ...
Ethnic minorities, Human rights, Violence, Adivasis, Asia: Bangladesh