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Book Chapter | Jan 2014
“You can now buy yourself a MP nomination the same way as you buy an air ticket to Singapore: pay up and off you go!” This statement by a ...
Corruption, political corruption, Bangladesh
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2012
One year rent is sufficient to buy a rickshaw in the plains of Nepal, while a rickshaw will last many years, so purchase appears very profitable. Still ...
Investment behavior, Poverty, Time-preferences, Nepal
Book Chapter | Nov 2019
This introductory chapter outlines the distinctions between, on the one hand, political and bureaucratic corruption, and, on the other hand, between extractive ...
political corruption, corruption, power preservation, political economy analysis, bribery, favouritism, vote buying
News | 25 Jun 2015
The number of newspapers in Kuwait has skyrocketed, but their owners are all closely affiliated to the political elite. Does this lead to a certain bias in the newspaper’s electoral coverage?
Project | Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
We study barriers to investment in industries with low knowledge- and investment barriers. The focus is on people who have the necessary knowledge ...
Journal Article | Oct 2015
The purpose of this paper is to investigate why poor people make decisions that at first sight appear irrational. The author stays within the realms of ...
Book Chapter | Mar 2014
Elections are an integral part of representative democracies. Well functioning elections contribute to democratic accountability and democratic institutions, ...
Corruption, Elections, Political Corruption, Uganda
Event | 8 Oct 2015
The key to addressing climate change and sustainable development around the globe is to first address the relationship between political and financial power and energy use and resources. Meet the editors John-Andrew McNeish, Axel Borchgrevink and Owen Logan.
Edited Book | Aug 2011
A companion volume to the International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption published in 2006, the specially commissioned papers in volume two present ...
corruption, governance, economics
Edited Book | Nov 2019
Analysing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social ...
Political corruption, Corruption, Power preservation, Political economy analysis, Bribery, Favouritism, Vote buying, Civil society, Media, Anti-corruption, 'Big Man', Patronage, Elections, Resource curse, Clientelism, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi
Event | 19 May 2010
The question of foreign aid's impact on economic growth and development is highly controversial and excites polarised opinions. In this seminar Professor Tarp will provide a balanced overview of the academic literature that has evaluated the effectiveness of aid across countries. Focus will be on the aggregate impact of aid; that is, its effect on country-wide indicators, putting both recent and past literature and insights in perspective.
News | 30 Mar 2012
Last year, discontent voters managed to get rid of Zambia's contested president Rupiah Banda. What is the success formula for overthrowing a regime based on electoral authoritarianism? Part of the answer lies in the urban masses.
News | 25 Feb 2013
CSR is on the rise in the Arab World, but the initiators find it difficult to root the concept beyond the ranks of state-owned enterprises and crony capitalists. - When CSR projects are initiated in Arab countries, they do not enter an empty void. Many businessmen have pre-existing conceptions of social responsibility, originated in Islam, says CMI-researcher Kjetil Selvik.
News | 26 Nov 2013
Ghana discovered oil in 2010. The country now produces 100 000 barrels a day, amounting to an income of 1 billion dollars a year. Are the country's institutions strong enough to withstand the resource curse? -Yes, says Inge Amundsen, senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.
News | 14 Aug 2012
On 31st of August voters in Angola will elect a new parliament and a president. It is already clear that the dice are loaded. Despite the low quality of the elections and the machinations of the incumbent - is Angola on the path to democracy?
Edited Book | Jan 2014
All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively ...
Grabbing, Corruption, Development Aid, Accountability, Utilities, Construction, Ports, Extractive Industries, Finance, Health, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Law Enforcement, Land, Elections
Trading in corruption: Evidence and mitigation measures for corruption in the trading of oil and minerals
U4 Issue | Jun 2017
Between 2011 and 2013, sales of government oil from the ten biggest producers in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 56% of these countries’ total ...
natural resource management, oil, minerals, resource curse, commodity trading, corruption, national oil companies, state-owned enterprises, extractive revenue misappropriation
News | 24 Mar 2015
Felipe doesn’t like it much, shootouts occur almost every day, but he knows that he can’t show any signs of weakness, so he tries to keep up appearances. Two weeks after arriving at Fazendinha he was shot in a confrontation with armed traffickers.
Sudan Report | Jan 2011
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005 provided southern Sudanese with the right to self-determination through a referendum vote that took place ...
News | 13 Oct 2010
Read the public address of Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit on his return from the official visit to the United States of America.