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Impact Series | Oct 2018
Inefficiency and corruption used to be a trademark of the tax systems in many African countries. CMI research has influenced the way governments and donors ...
U4 Issue | Feb 2020
In all countries, informal systems of reciprocity influence the distribution of state resources. These social networks help people cope with adversity ...
Journal Article | Jan 2004
In this article we analyse the changes in the party system in Zambia in the period 1991 to 2001. Based on changes observed in terms of the number of parties, ...
Political parties, Politics, Africa: Zambia
Newspaper Op-Ed | May 2016
Lessons from Zambia – From a profit-based tax system, to a revenue-based tax system Caleb Fundanga,
Tax, mining, Zambia
U4 Brief | Jan 2006
Designed to promote efficiency and expand access to health care services by leveraging financial contributions from patients, user fee systems are in ...
corruption, health, World
U4 Issue | Jul 2019
The design of one common integrity-building intervention – capacity building for politicians – can be adapted to respond effectively to systemic ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
The international community is devoting increasing attention to social security issues in developing countries as part of its preoccupation with poverty ...
Social security, Africa South of Sahara
Why can we not demonstrate the difference that Norwegian aid makes? An evaluation of the results measurement system and practice
Journal Article | Mar 2016
We assess why the Norwegian aid administration is not able to document its results. We find that the system is not designed to provide the necessary documentation ...
Evaluation, foreign aid, methods, review, monitoring, M&E systems
Journal Article | Jan 2009
In a referendum in July 2005 the people of Uganda voted overwhelmingly in support of reintroducing the multiparty system. As a result, one expected an ...
Opposition, Local Governance, Elections, Dominant Party Systems, Uganda
DERAP Working Paper | Jan 1990
"Pure" matrilineal systems are said to be "doomed" because they are incompatible with economic growth. The author argues that descent systems are not ...
Zambia, Matriliny, Agricultural development, Gender, Africa: Zambia
Master's Thesis | Jan 2005
Electoral System Design and the Effects on Representation and Regionalization in Malawi 1994-2004.
Elections, Electoral systems, Africa: Malawi
U4 Brief | Feb 2014
Informal justice systems are the principal mechanism for dispute resolution in many societies, but they suffer from two drawbacks. First, in individual ...
justice, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone
CMI Report | Jun 2011
The purpose of this study is to systematise and analyse existing knowledge of the capacity and constraints of the tax systems in selected African countries, ...
Taxation, tax administration, tax reform, resource curse, state-building, accountability, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
Fissions and fusions, foes and friends: Party system re-structuring in Malawi in the 2004 general elections
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2005
The issue of presidential term limits is emerging as an important political norm on the African continent, but the effects of the third term debates on ...
Malawi, Political parties, Party system, Elections
International money-laundering regulation of alternative remittance systems - why the current approach does not work in developing countries
Journal Article | Jan 2012
This article examines the recommendations of an influential international advisory body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), towards regulation of ...
money laundering, alternative remittance systems, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates
The relationship between the state, family and household. Consequences for women's participation in the education system in Kerala, India
DERAP Working Paper | Jan 1990
The theme of this working paper is gender and education in India, and more specifically the question why there is significantly higher participation of ...
Gender relations, Education, Kerala, India, Asia: India
Journal Article | Jan 2017
The shift towards legally plural multicutural and pluri-national citizenship regimes in the Andes formally recognised indigenous peoples' community-based ...
Journal Article | Jan 2019
In this paper I issue a call for a primary focus on expanding and strengthening alternative, community-based justice systems, as a strategy for securing ...
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 particularly ...
ICT, Property tax, Tax administration, Tanzania
CMI Report | Jan 2002
Since 1991, when the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front came to power, two parallel political processes have taken place in Ethiopia. Firstly, ...