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    • 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 ...
    • Abundant in policy, absent in practice? Rethinking 'local ownership' 

      Krogstad, Erlend Grøner (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:1, Working paper, 2013-03-06)
      Local ownership of international statebuilding processes tends to be understood as a quality which is ‘supported’, ‘fostered’, ‘granted’ or ‘stifled’ by foreigners rather than something which is simply taken by the hosts ...
    • Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres indígenas en América Latina 

      Sieder, Rachel; Sierra, María Teresa (CMI Working Paper WP 2011: 2, Working paper, 2011-02-09)
      Este informe ofrece un panorama de los desafíos que mujeres indígenas en América Latina enfrentan cuando acceden a la justicia oficial y a los sistemas de justicia indígena. El mismo se enfoca en los marcos normativos, la ...
    • Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America 

      Gianella-Malca, Camila; Gloppen, Siri (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1, Report, 2014-01-01)
      Millions of Latin American women face serious barriers to their sexual and reproductive rights, and they suffer serious consequences as a result. Latin American countries maintain restrictive abortion laws in spite of ...
    • Access to Formal Banking and Household Finances: Experimental Evidence from India 

      Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:1, Working paper, 2017-02-01)
      Access to formal banking is spreading across the world. Obtaining a bank account may transform how people manage their finances, and affect their savings and consumption. We report from a field experiment that randomly ...
    • Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 60, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      In anthropological and legal literature, the phenomenon termed ‘legal pluralism’ has been interpreted as a co-presence of legal orders which act in relation to their own ‘levels’ of referring ‘fields’. The Afghan normative ...
    • Achieving Success and Avoiding Failure in Anti-Corruption Commissions: Developing the Role of Donors 

      Williams, Robert; Doig, Alan (U4 Brief 2007:1, Report, 2007-10-05)
      Anti-corruption Commissions (ACCs) have, with one or two exceptions, been a disappointment both to the people of developing countries and to their development partners. As the 2005 UNDP report on institutional anti-corruption ...
    • “A Civil-Military Alliance”: The Venezuelan Armed Forces before and during the Chávez era 

      Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:4, Working paper, 2016-05-01)
      Executive summary When Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) came to power in Venezuela in 1998, the military was bestowed with a new — and controversial — role in society. Being a former career military himself, a central tenant of ...
    • A Contradictory Mission? NATO from Stabilization to Combat in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (International Peacekeeping vol. 15 no. 2 April, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-05-01)
      Between 2001 and 2007, the United States and NATO gradually abandoned the commitment to a light military footprint in Afghanistan, initially adopted to avoid making the same mistakes as the Soviet Union. A heavy footprint, ...
    • Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi 

      Chiweza, Asiyati; Wang, Vibeke; Maganga, Ann (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8, Report, 2016-05-01)
      Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions they are most effective ...
    • Addressing corruption in fragile states: what role for donors? 

      Mathisen, Harald (U4 Issue 2007:1, Research report, 2007-01-01)
      This report takes on board recent international experience and research on fragile states and present operational advice to anyone wanting to tailor strategic reform initiatives. Guidance is provided on a series of categories ...
    • Addressing corruption in the health sector: Securing equitable access to health care for everyone 

      Hussmann, Karen (U4 Issue 2011:1, Research report, 2011-01-25)
      The development community is striving to achieve results and value for money with its investments in health around the world. Yet, donors often work in countries where the risk of corruption is high and where public ...
    • Addressing corruption through sector approaches: Exploring lessons from the Moroccan anticorruption strategy for the health sector 

      Fink, Hady; Hussmann, Karen (U4 Practice Insight 2013:2, Report, 2013-05-28)
      Sector-specific anti-corruption efforts are widely recommended but rarely implemented at the country level. The Moroccan Central Authority for Corruption Prevention opted similar approaches in any sector. Sector-specific ...
    • Addressing governance and corruption challenges for REDD: Initial findings from DRC, Tanzania, Kenya 

      Williams, Aled (Others, 2010-11-01)
      How might issues of corruption influence the success of schemes to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)? How could REDD have a positive influence in addressing corruption in the forest sector? ...
    • A Different Yardstick: The Gendered Political Discourse in Malawi 

      Lora-Kayambazinthu, Edrinnie; Shame, Edith Kalilombe (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 5, Report, 2016-04-01)
      The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, culturally driven bias against Banda and other women leaders. the discourse ...
    • Adultery, rape, and escaping the house: The protection and policing of female sexuality in Afghanistan 

      Wimpelmann, Torunn (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:9, Working paper, 2017-12-01)
      This working paper undertakes an initial survey of the dynamics through which the criminalization of female sexuality structures women’s access to protection against rape in Afghanistan, examining both legislation and ...
    • Afar Resilience Study 

      Helland, Johan (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:6, Working paper, 2015-05-19)
      This paper has been prepared in conjunction with a project for resilience building in Afar National Regional State, Ethiopia under the auspices of the Afar Region Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Food Security ...
    • Afghan Civil Society: Tradition Facing the Future 

      Strand, Arne (CMI Briefs vol. 14 no. 9, Report, 2015-03-01)
      Developing robust civil society organisations (CSOs) is a high priority in countries emerging from conflicts. However, civil society is very diverse, and different organisations might require different development strategies. ...
    • Afghan hydrocarbons: Addressing corruption to fuel development? 

      Strand, Arne; Williams, Aled (U4 Brief 2010 No 7, Report, 2010-09-15)
      Use of Afghanistan’s oil and gas resources, if properly handled, could have considerable spinoff effects for development and reduce dependence on high-cost energy from neighbouring countries. But mistrust between local and ...
    • Afghanistan: Challenges and perspectives until 2020 

      Strand, Arne (Research report, 2017-01-01)
      Afghanistan is faced with a number of contextual challenges which are likely to influence implementation of the Afghan National Peace and Development Framework, and thereby the European Union (EU) Multi- Annual Indicative ...