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Transparency in oil rich economies
(U4 Issue 2007:2, Research report, 2007-12-05)
Corruption is a huge problem in many developing countries that are rich in oil and other natural resources. It is central in explaining why resource rich countries perform badly in terms of socio-economic development. ...
Fiscal Decentralisation and Corruption - A Brief Overview of the Issues
(U4 Issue 2006:3, Research report, 2006-01-01)
A frequently used argument for fiscal decentralisation is that it increases accountability in the spending and raising of public funds, by moving government closer to the people. At the same time, there are concerns that ...
Why Should Donors Care about Corruption?
(CMI Brief vol. 7 no. 1, Report, 2008-01-09)
Corruption is bad for donor business. Corruption reduces popular support for aid in donor countries. However, aid agencies should pay attention to corruption because it is the right thing to do, rather than just the smart ...
Direct budget support and corruption
(U4 Issue 2005:1, Research report, 2005-01-01)
How does corruption affect the appropriateness and design of budget support? The aim of this issue paper is to compare the effectiveness of budget support versus that of other aid modalities - in particular project support ...
La corruption dans la gestion des ressources naturelles - Une introduction
(U4 Brief 2009:20, Report, 2009-10-14)
Les ressources naturelles fournissent souvent un terreau favorable à la corruption. Etant donné qu’un grand nombre de pays partenaires de la coopération au développement sont riches en ressources naturelles, l’efficacité ...
How do voters respond to information on self-serving elite behaviour? Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania
(CMI Working Paper WP 2016:9, Working paper, 2016-11-01)
Does self-serving elite behaviour make citizens more politically active? This paper presents the results of a randomized field experiment where voters in Tanzania were given information about elite use of tax havens. ...
New study hints on country's business barriers
Tackling Corruption in Oil Rich Countries: The Role of Transparency
(U4 Brief 2008:3, Report, 2008-02-01)
Corruption is a huge problem in many developing countries rich in oil and other natural resources, and is central in explaining why these countries perform badly in terms of socio-economic development. Transparency reform ...
Should Corrupt Countries receive Budget Support?
(CMI Brief, Report, 2005-01-01)
Corruption makes budget support ineffective, and sometimes counter-productive. Budget support is particularly unsuitable in partner countries where political corruption is rampant. As donors increase budget support, it is ...
Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania
(Journal of African Business vol. 13 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-01-01)
Corporate community involvement contributes capital or resources in various forms to a community. However, such involvement may also influence local institutions that determine how well these resources are used, i.e. the ...