Recent Submissions

  • The political economy of banking in Angola 

    Ferreira, Manuel Ennes; de Oliveira, Ricardo Soares (African Affairs, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-01)
    From inauspicious beginnings in a post-socialist, highly dysfunctional financial system, Angolan banking grew in less than a decade after the end of the country’s long civil war into one of Africa’s largest. Fuelled by the ...
  • Movimiento transnacional contra el derecho al aborto en América Latina 

    Gianella, Camila (El aborto en América Latina Estrategias jurídicas para luchar por su legalización y enfrentar las resistencias conservadoras, Chapter, 2018-07-01)
  • "Flooding our eyes with rubbish": urban waste management in Maputo, Mozambique 

    Tvedten, Inge; Candiracci, Sara (Environment and Urbanization, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-01)
    Critical voices on urban management tend to portray conflicting governmentalities, with western 'top-down' municipal development models on the one hand, and the everyday practices and diffuse forms of power of the poor ...
  • Family law reform in Sudan: A never ending story? 

    al-Nagar, Samia; Tønnessen, Liv (CMI Brief no. 2018:08, Report, 2018-06-01)
    The family law in Sudan, legalises child marriage, stipulates a wife’s obedience to her husband, and gives the male guardian veto power on women’s consent to marriage. #JusticeforNoura has shone a spotlight on early and ...
  • What does it mean t be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique 

    Jones, Sam; Tvedten, Inge (WIDER Working Paper 2018/75, Research report, 2018-07-01)
    This study reflects on the relationship between economic (quantitative) and anthropological (qualitative) approaches to the analysis of poverty in developing countries. Drawing on detailed evidence from Mozambique, we argue ...
  • The gendering of poverty and inequality in rural Malanje, Angola 

    Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter; Nangacovie, Margaret (CMI Report R 2018:10, Research report, 2018-06-01)
    This report is concerned with analyzing the gendered dimensions of rural poverty, based on qualitative and quantitative research in the rural municipality of Kalandula in the northeastern province of Malanje, Angola. The ...
  • Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence fromthe Cochrane Collaboration Reform 

    Loaiza, Olman Rodríguez; Morales, Sigrid; Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Wilson, Bruce (Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 20 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-01)
    In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional chamber of the Supreme Court (known as the Sala IV) unleashed a flood of ...
  • The gendering of poverty and inequality in rural Malanje, Angola 

    Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter; Nangacovie, Margaret (CMI Report R 2018:10, Research report, 2018-01-01)
    This report is concerned with analyzing the gendered dimensions of rural poverty, based on qualitative and quantitative research in the rural municipality of Kalandula in the northeastern province of Malanje, Angola. The ...
  • Professional Agency in the Ecology of Wrongdoing 

    Harrington, Brooke; School, Copenhagen Business (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:8, Working paper, 2018-06-01)
    This study offers an account of individual agency within a constructivist view of professional wrongdoing. The main contribution is a model in which the neglected role of individual professionals is foregrounded, offering ...
  • Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador 

    Ekern, Stener (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7, Working paper, 2018-06-01)
    On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’. Situated in the remote and poor province of Morazán, ...
  • Non-formal girls’ life skills programming Implications for policy and practice 

    Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are (POLICY BRIEF, Research report, 2018-05-01)
    Research in developing countries demonstrates the importance of life skills for improving a range of outcomes for adolescent girls. These outcomes include improved psychosocial and mental health (e.g., emotional resilience, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Missing from the picture: Men imprisoned for ‘moral crimes’ in Afghanistan 

    Hakimi, Aziz; Wimpelmann, Torunn (CMI Insight 2018:2, Report, 2018-06-01)
    Recent years have seen sustained focus on the prosecution of Afghan women and girls for ‘moral crimes’ such as adultery and ‘running away’. However, many Afghan men are also charged with and convicted for moral crimes. ...
  • Explaining municipal governance in Kosovo: local agency, credibility and party patronage 

    Jackson, David (Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-01)
    What can explain the varied effectiveness of internationally led attempts at statebuilding? This article seeks to answer this question by comparing the contrasting trajectories of governance in two municipalities in Kosovo: ...
  • Evaluation of agreement between Norwegian Church Aid and Norad for financial support to Haydom Lutheran Hospital 

    Svanemyr, Joar (CMI Report R 2018:9, Research report, 2018-05-01)
    Executive summary Haydom Lutheran Hospital (HLH) opened in 1955. HLH is owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT), Mbulu Synod, but for decades, HLH has relied primarily on financial support from the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Humanitarian Diplomacy: A New Research Agenda 

    De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Brief no. 2018:4, Report, 2018-06-01)
    Improving access to humanitarian aid in conflict and complex emergencies has always been a major concern for policy makers and humanitarian actors. Historically, humanitarianism has been conducted in situations of extreme ...
  • An increasing number of Muslim women in politics: A step towards complementarity, not equality 

    Tønnessen, Liv (CMI Brief no. 2018:3, Report, 2018-05-01)
    The number of Muslim women participating in political decision-making in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is on the rise. This brief explores how Islamists in Sudan have interpreted complementarity over time and ...
  • Monografia de Município de Kalandula 

    Gilson, Lazáro; Tvedten, Inge; Agostinho, Mateus; Strønen, Iselin (Relatório Social de Angola 2016, Chapter, 2018-03-01)
    O Relatório Social de Angola 2016 faz um balanço analítico do que mais relevante ocorreu no sector social, no ano em apreço, a partir da avaliação do comportamento dos seus indicadores-chave. O oitavo ...
  • "It's all about money": Urban-rural spaces and relations in Maputo, Mozambique 

    Tvedten, Inge (Canadian Journal of African Studies, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-01)
    Within the anthropological urban scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, there is a shared notion of the continued, and in some cases reemerging, importance of rural spaces, values and relations in cities and towns. In Mozambique's ...

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