• Analyzing the determinants of health worker performance 

      Leonard, Kenneth; Mæstad, Ottar (Health Labor Market Analyses, Chapter, 2016-10-01)
    • 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 ...
    • Civil Society Procurement Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities 

      De Simone, Francesco; Shah, Shruti (A New Role for Citizens in public Procurement, Chapter, 2012-01-01)
      The article provides an overview of the involvement of civil society organiza!ons and citizens in public procurement. It analyses the main challenges and opportuni!es arising from civil society procurement monitoring ...
    • Conlusion: The Moral economy of the resettlement regime 

      Suhrke, Astri; Garnier, Adèle (Refugee resettlement. Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance, Chapter, 2018-01-01)
      The international regime for resettlement of refugees examined in this volume has three important characteristics. First, the regime is state-centric. That is, the number of refugees resettled depends on the decision ...
    • Corruption in Tax Administration: Lessons from Institutional Reforms in Uganda 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Chapter, 2006-01-01)
      Over the past two decades many developing countries have implemented comprehensive reforms of their tax administrations in order to increase revenue and curb corruption. This chapter examines recent experiences in the fight ...
    • Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence 

      Gloppen, Siri (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      A well-functioning justice system is crucial to address corruption effectively, which in turn is important for development. But judicial institutions are themselves corruptible. Surveys show that experiences with and ...
    • Derechos Humanos y Justicia en América Latina en la Agenda Académica Noruega 

      Skaar, Elin; Garcia-Godos, Jemima (Pensamiento Social Noruego sobre América Latina, Chapter, 2015-10-01)
    • Elite Capture of Kabul Bank 

      Strand, Arne (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      Afghanistan is entering the most critical period since the overthrow of Taliban back in 2001. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced withdrawal of international forces by 2014, and a sharp reduction ...
    • Exogenous state-building: The contradictions of the international project in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (The rule of law in Afghanistan. Missing in inaction, Chapter, 2011-01-01)
      In the contemporary writing on state-building in post-conflict situations, remarkably little attention is paid to what it takes to build a state. There is much advice on policy priorities and sequencing – security, rule ...
    • False Prophets? Ontological Conflicts and Religion-Making in an Indonesian Court 

      Telle, Kari (Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference, Chapter, 2016-11-01)
      This chapter examines a blasphemy trial on Lombok in 2010, in which a Muslim who claimed to have received revelations from the Angel Gabriel was charged with the offence of “insulting Islam” and accused of pretending to ...
    • From refugees to revolutionaries: Camp-based Palestinians in post-civil war Lebanon 

      Knudsen, Are (Global moments in the Levant. A Unifob Global research project, Chapter, 2010-08-01)
    • Grabbing an Election: Abuse of State Resources in the 2011 Elections in Uganda 

      Helle, Svein-Erik; Rakner, Lise (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      Elections are an integral part of representative democracies. Well functioning elections contribute to democratic accountability and democratic institutions, which in turn contributes to economic and human development too ...
    • How much ‘Soft Power’ does China have in Africa? 

      Rønning, Helge (China's media and soft power in Africa: Promotion and perceptions, Chapter, 2016-01-01)
      I have over the past years been intrigued by why Chinese scholars and policy makers have found the term ‘soft power’1 so useful. Can it have something to with its loose connotations, and that it one the hand signifies ...
    • Impunidade versus responsabilidade no Uruguai: o papel da Ley de Caducidad 

      Skaar, Elin (A Anistia na Era da Responsabilização: O Brasil em Perspectiva Internacional e Comparada, Chapter, 2011-09-30)
      Muitos países na América Latina e noutras partes do mundo estão seguindo em direção a uma maior responsabilização no que tange às violações de direitos humanos, e existe um consenso crescente de que alguns crimes simplesmente ...
    • Informal relations in public procurement 

      Grødeland, Åse Berit (Digest of papers from the X International Scientific Conference on the problems of the development of the economy and society, Chapter, 2010-12-14)
    • Integrity Building and Social Norms in Kosovo’s Municipalities 

      Jackson, David (Corruption and Social Norms, Chapter, 2018-01-01)
      Why do ‘integrity building’ interventions in development settings rarely induce governance practices that are consistent with the standards set out in the formal state? This chapter explains the seemingly poor outcomes of ...
    • Introduction 

      Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      There are many reasons why there are differences across the globe in terms of how well opportunities for development and a good life are secured. One of the things we know, however, is that grabbing, and perceived risks ...
    • Land issues and poverty reduction: Requirements for lasting peace in Sudan and Afghanistan 

      Sørbø, Gunnar M.; Strand, Arne (The poorest and the hungry. Assessments, analyses, and actions, Chapter, 2009-11-01)
    • Macro-Economic Convergence Policy in the Southern African Development Community: Prospects and Challenges 

      Kweka, Josaphat; Rweyemamu, Dennis; Luvanda, Eliab; Isaksen, Jan; Wangwe, Samuel (Proceedings of the 2006 FOPRISA Annual Conference, Chapter, 2007-12-10)
      In the last two decades, the subject of regional integration has featured prominently in the agenda of (and policy research on) most developing countries. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is one of the ...