Recent Submissions

  • Urban poverty in Luanda, Angola 

    Tvedten, Inge, Gilson Lázaro Eyolf Jul-Larsen Mateus Agostinho (CMI Report R 2018:6, Research report, 2018-04-01)
    Angola’s capital Luanda is a city of stark inequalities and contrasts. While it offers opportunities and wealth for the few, people in the informal musseques are effectively trapped in poverty through limited income ...
  • Unpleasant homecoming: The predicament of returning pastoralists from South Sudan to Aljabalain Area, White Nile State 

    Abdul-Jalil, Musa Adam (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2018:1, Working paper, 2018-04-01)
    In many countries around the world (especially in Africa), the livelihood of pastoralists depends largely on trekking over vast areas of land in constant search of water and pasture for their animals. This nomadic life ...
  • Life skills in non-formal contexts for adolescent girls in developing countries 

    Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are; Halvorsen, Sandra; Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn (CMI Report R 2018:6, Research report, 2018-04-01)
    How can young women in developing countries best be prepared for success in their lives and livelihoods? Life preparation requires learning different types of knowledge and skills in formal, non-formal, and informal learning ...
  • The budget as theatre - the formal and informal institutional makins of the budget process in Malawi. Final report 

    Rakner, Lise; Mukubvu, Luke; Ngwira, Naomi; Smiddy, Kimberly; Schneider, Aaron (Research report, 2004-01-01)
    What can explain the apparent lack of political will to formulate, implement and monitor the budget process and public financial management in accordance with the overall goals of the Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategy ...
  • Kinship, Caste and Health: Illness and Treatment in Upland Orissa 

    Bell, Clive; van Dillen, Susanne (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:6, Working paper, 2018-04-01)
    This paper investigates whether an individual’s relationship to the head of household and caste are associated with the level of his or her morbidity and, in the event of illness, the treatment received. Surveys of 279 ...
  • Labour-Intensive Jobs for Women and Development: Intra-household Welfare Effects and Its Transmission Channels 

    Getahun, Tigabu; Villanger, Espen (Journal of Development Studies vol. 54 no. 7, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-01)
    We examine the welfare impacts of poor women getting low-skilled jobs and find large positive income, consumption and poverty effects at household and individual levels. However, the women workers, their husbands and oldest ...
  • Deciding over nature: Corruption and environmental impact assessments 

    Williams; A.; Dupuy, K. (Environmental Impact Assessment Review vol. 65, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-01)
    Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are an important analytic tool for identifying and potentially mitigating project risks and negative environmental and societal impacts. Their usefulness, however, depends on how ...
  • Evaluation of the Sida supported research capacity and higher education development programme in Rwanda, 2013-2017 

    Tvedten, Inge; Byabagambi, Arthur; Lindström, Johanna; Tedre, Matti (Sida Decentralised Evaluation 2018:3, Research report, 2018-04-01)
    Research cooperation between Sida and the university sector in Rwanda has been carried out in three phases since 2002, with the current phase (2013-2018) being the main focus of this evaluation. The programme is implemented ...
  • Building tax systems in fragile states. Challenges, achievements and policy recommendations 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Bøås, Morten; Bjørkheim, Julie Brun; Kvamme, Frida Margrethe (CMI Report R 2018:03, Research report, 2018-03-01)
    The purpose of this study is to systematise and analyse existing knowledge on taxation in fragile states. Efforts to support domestic revenue mobilisation in conflict situations require a different approach and other means ...
  • Has recent political unrest affected garment exports from Bangladesh? 

    Wiig, Arne (CMI Report R 2018:02, Research report, 2018-01-01)
    According to the World Bank, political unrest in Bangladesh in the first part of 2015 resulted in a loss of 1% of GDP. [1] A previous study by UNDP (2005) estimated the average costs of unrest as even higher during the ...
  • Tax bargains in unlikely places: The politics of Zambian mining taxes 

    Rakner, Lise (The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 4 no. 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-01)
    In developed nations, issues of taxation rank high on the agendas of political parties. In Africa’s new democracies taxation does not figure as a central campaign issue. Lack of attention to issues of taxation reflects the ...
  • Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania 

    Cappelen, Alexander W.; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Mmari, Donald; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem; Tungodden, Bertil (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:5, Working paper, 2018-01-01)
    Corruption appears to be an important driver of the resource curse in developing countries. We report from a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania that provides causal evidence on how expectations about future natural ...
  • Enemies of the state: Curbing women activists advocating rape reform in Sudan 

    Tønnessen, Liv (Journal of International Women's Studies vol. 18 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
    Sudanese women activists launched a legal campaign in 2009 calling attention to how the country’s Sharia based Criminal Act of 1991 produced impunity for sexual assault in the Darfur conflict. After years of mobilization, ...
  • The health status of adolescents in Ecuador and the country’s response to the need for differentiated healthcare for adolescents 

    Svanemyr, Joar; Guijarro, Susana; Riveros, Betzabe Butron; Chandra-Mouli, Venkatraman (Reproductive Health vol. 14 no. 29, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
    Background Adolescents face a range of health problems but many barriers block their access to health services, and in particular to sexual and reproductive health services. The objective of this study was to assess the ...
  • Political determinants of sustainable development goals 

    Gianella, Camila; Gloppen, Siri; Machado, Marta Rodriguez de Assis (The Lancet vol. 390 no. 10112, Journal article, 2017-12-01)
    We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators 1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals ...
  • 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 ...
  • Evaluation of the Norwegian Aid Administration’s Practice of Results-Based Management 

    Balogun, Paul; Lloyd, Rob; Espen Villanger; Lagaay, Mary (Research report, 2018-01-01)
    The purpose of this evaluation has been to improve the aid administration’s current practice of results-based management by documenting how this is currently done and by identifying areas of improvement. Key findings ...
  • The Impact of elections: The case of Uganda 

    Helle, Svein-Erik; Rakner, Lise (Crisis in Autocratic Regimes, Chapter, 2017-01-01)
    The comparative democratization literature is divided on the effects of multiparty elections in non - democratic regimes. Early analyses assumed that elections would lead to democracy, yet more recent studies highlight ...
  • Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Jacobsen, Sigrid Klæboe; Ringstad, Peter Henriksen; Ngowi, Honest Prosper (Book, 2017-11-01)
    Several African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, capital flows to tax havens are one factor limiting the benefits of economic growth for ordinary Africans. It is estimated that ...
  • Abortion rights legal mobilization in the Peruvian media, 1990–2015 

    Gianella, Camila (Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
    State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for advancing contested political ...

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