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    • Can Ghana's Institutions Withstand the Resource Curse? 

      Amundsen, Inge (Conference object, 2013-11-19)
      In his presentation ' Can Ghana avoid the resource curse?' , Dr Inge Amundsen provides an overview of the economic and political explanations and consequences of the resource curse, presents the analytically important ...
    • Can litigation clean rivers? Assessing the policy impact of "the Mendoza case" in Argentina 

      Staveland-Sæter, Kristi (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 3, Report, 2012-05-25)
      The people of the Matanza-Riachuelo river basin in Argentina live in one of the most polluted places on earth. They suffer from severe health problems, and claim it is because of the polluted air, water and soil. After a ...
    • Can national identity be built on local democracy? 

      Pausewang, Siegfried (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1997)
      In Ethiopia, with 85 % of the population in agriculture, most of them illiterate, democratisation has to work against adverse experience: Peasants can refer back to democratic traditions on local level. But their experience ...
    • Cannibalism and the optimal sharing of the North-East Atlantic cod stock: A computation model 

      Armstrong, C.W.; Sumaila, U.R. (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1998)
      This paper shows how intra-stock relations, such as cannibalism and growth enhancement, define the optimal sharing of a fish resource between heterogeneous harve sting agents. The sharing of resources between different ...
    • Can Smallholders benefit from the new market opportunities from the extractive industry in Tanzania? 

      Bezu, Sosina; Villanger, Espen; Kinyondo, Abel Alfred (CMI Report R 2018:8, Research report, 2018-05-01)
      The recent discovery of huge oil and gas reserves in Tanzania has created a new opportunity for economic growth and development of the country. Tanzania is expected to be one of the leading producers and exporters of natural ...
    • Can the Sudan Achieve the MDGs Given its Past and Present Expenditures Allocation Patterns? 

      Ahmed, Medani Mohmed (Sudan Report SR 2008: 2, Research report, 2008-07-01)
      In recent years there has been enormous concern about whether or not the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) and non-HIPCs will be able to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Many scholars, decision makers and ...
    • Can UNCAC address grand corruption? 

      Hechler, Hannes; Zinkernagel, Gretta Fenner; Koechlin, Lucy; Morris, Dominic (U4 Report 2011:2, Research report, 2011-11-01)
      The political economies of many developing countries are characterised by varying degrees of patronage and state capture, a reality that has far-reaching implications for measures addressing corruption. Political strategies ...
    • Can We Demonstrate the Difference that Norwegian Aid Makes? 

      Villanger, Espen (Research report, 2014-01-01)
      What facilitates or impedes the documentation of results of Norwegian aid? This report examines guidelines and practices in the Norwegian aid administration and looks into the reasons why it has proven difficult to measure ...
    • Capital flight, tax policy and lobbyists in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa, Chapter, 2017-11-01)
      This article examines how the use of tax havens affects tax moral and lobbying, and how tax havens form elites’ and other actors’ incentives to block or promote tax reforms in African countries. A particlar focus is on the ...
    • Capital flight from Africa - with a little help from the banks 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Heggstad, Kari K. (Fuga de Capitais E a Política de Desenvolvimento a Favor dos Mais Pobres em Angola [Capital Flight and Pro-Poor Development Policy in Angola], Chapter, 2014-01-01)
      Africa is a source of large-scale capital flight. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on how banks facilitate capital flight from Africa. There is growing evidence that subsidiaries of the world’s major banks have ...
    • Caste, local networks and lucrative jobs: Evidence from rural Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Iversen, Vegard; Torsvik, Gaute (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2010)
      We study how local connections to persons in influential positions affect access to lucrative international migrant jobs and attractive government employment. In rural Nepal, it would not be surprising if social status, ...
    • Caste discrimination and barriers to microenterprise growth in Nepal 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:9, Working paper, 2012-11-05)
      Studies of microbusiness in poor countries find high marginal returns to capital but also lack of investments. This paper analyzes how caste-based segmentation in the capital and labor markets can act as obstacles to ...
    • Certified integrity? Forest certification and anti-corruption 

      Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2013:1, Research report, 2013-01-22)
      Forest certification schemes regulate forest exploitation and trade across many countries. In the absence of a multilateral agreement on limiting deforestation, they provide rules to balance the social, economic and ...
    • Challenges facing Sudan after referendum day 2011. Persistent and emerging conflict in the north-south borderline states 

      Saeed, Abdalbasit (Sudan Report SR 2010: 1, Research report, 2010-01-01)
      With the referendum on the self-determination of South Sudan scheduled for January 9, 2011, Sudan will enter the final phase covered by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005. If South Sudanese vote, as expected, in ...
    • Changes in Citizens' Perceptions of the Local Taxation System in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ngalewa, Erasto; Katera, Lucas (REPOA Brief 12, Research report, 2008-08-22)
      This brief examines changes in citizens' perceptions of local taxation over time in Tanzania based on survey data from 2003 and 2006. It investigates why people do or do not pay taxes, their perceptions of misuse of tax ...
    • Changing Perspectives: How Donors can Work with the Private Sector to Reduce Corruption 

      Sullivan, John D.; Shkolnikov, Aleksandr (U4 Brief 2008:17, Report, 2008-05-30)
      Corrupt dealings by companies are often only a way to avoid inefficiency caused by weak regulations and institutions. While the private sector is commonly perceived to be a source of corruption, it is also a victim - with ...
    • Chasing kleptocrats' loot: Narrowing the effectiveness gap 

      Sharman, Jason (U4 Issue 2012:4, Research report, 2012-08-15)
      International measures to counter the laundering of looted wealth have not had a significant impact, despite their apparent strength. Evidence, including an original case study of Papua New Guinea, suggests that only a ...
    • Child marriage and education in Eastern Sudan 

      Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia (Report, 2018-09-01)
      A new understanding that educating girls' does not constrain their marriage potential is emerging in eastern Sudan. Girls who continue their education and their families are role models who challenge the cultural boundaries ...
    • China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience? 

      Corkin, Lucy (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1, Report, 2011-02-04)
      In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from ...
    • China in Africa: Soft power, media perceptions and a pan-developing identity 

      Li, Shubo; Rønning, Helge (CMI Report R 2013:2, Research report, 2013-11-06)
      China is currently implementing a full-fledged ‘Going ¸Global’ strategy, particularly in Africa. Chinese engagement on the continent is all pervasive and spearheaded by summit conferences and flanked by a surge of Chinese ...