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    • Fast-tracking East African Integration. Assessing the Feasibility of a Political Federation by 2010 

      Nzioki, Thomas; Tostensen, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2005)
      This report assesses the feasibility of the time schedule proposed by the socalled fast-track committee towards the establishment of an East African political federation by 2010. The long history of collaboration between ...
    • FDI and industrialisation. Why technology transfer and new industrial structures may accelerate economic development 

      Søreide, Tina (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      Countries within a region often experience a similar rate of industrial development. Do foreign direct investments have any influence on this aspect of industrialisation? This paper describes how technology transfer and ...
    • Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal 

      Gudbrandsen, Njård Håkon (South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-01)
      We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using gender of the first child as a natural ...
    • Female empowerment and education of children in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Gurung, Yogendra B. (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:7, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      A family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate whether female empowerment leads to more education, in particular for girls. The relative economic power of the male and female side of the extended family was used as ...
    • Fertility, household’s size and poverty in Nepal 

      Libois, François; Somville, Vincent (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:4, Working paper, 2014-06-01)
      Population control policies keep on attracting a lot of attention. The main argument in favour of a reduction in fertility rates, is that having more children contributes directly to a household’s poverty. Using the last ...
    • Fifty years since the military coup: Taking stock of Brazilian democracy 

      D'Araujo, Maria Celina (CMI Insight 2014:8, Report, 2014-09-04)
      In 1964, a military dictatorship that would last for 21 years was installed in Brazil. After a relatively smooth transition to democracy in 1985, Brazil is today considered one of the emerging powers in the world. This CMI ...
    • Fighting Corruption to Overcome the Resource Curse 

      Amundsen, Inge (Others, 2015-08-01)
      Presentation at a one-day conference for 17 members of Nigeria's Supreme Court, visiting Norway by invitation of the Africa Center for Information and Development ( ACID ).
    • Fighting fiscal corruption: Lessons from the Tanzania Revenue Authority 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Public Administration and Development vol. 23 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
      Over the last decade several African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their tax administration to increase revenue and curb corruption. This paper examines recent experiences in the fight against corruption ...
    • Fighting fiscal corruption: The case of the Tanzania Revenue Authority 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2002)
      Over the last decade several African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their tax administrations, with the aims of increasing revenue and curbing corruption. This paper examines recent experiences in the ...
    • Fighting for Prosperity: Reflections on the Crisis and Politics of Poverty in Bolivia 

      McNeish, John-Andrew (Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies vol. 36 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-01-01)
    • Filling "the Gap": Lessons Well Learnt by the Multilateral Aid Agencies 

      Suhrke, Astri; Ofstad, Arve (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      An assumed gap between relief and development assistance was widely discussed in the 1990s. Urged to “mind the gap”, the multilateral aid agencies adjusted. In terms of the initial learning phase - i.e. readiness to recognize ...
    • Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies? 

      Passas, Nikos (U4 Issue 2015:10, Research report, 2015-01-01)
      Many informal cash-based economies run parallel financial systems that are very different to the Western banking concept. Such countries are perceived to have a high risk of money laundering. Looking at Afghanistan, Somalia, ...
    • Financing education in Afghanistan: Opportunities for action 

      Strand, Arne (Research report, 2015-01-01)
      The Afghan Ministry of Education estimates that there are presently 8.35 million students (39% of which are girls) in primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary government schools, including Islamic schooling, out of a ...
    • Fiscal corruption: A vice or a virtue? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Tungodden, Bertil (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      Recent literature on tax administration in poor countries suggests that inducing more fiscal corruption may contribute to reducing tax evasion and increasing tax revenues. But does such an intriguing paradox justify policies ...
    • 'Fiscal corruption: a vice or virtue': a reply 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Tungodden, Bertil (World Development vol. 31 no. 8, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
    • Fiscal corruption: A vice or virtue? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Tungodden, Bertil (World Development vol. 31 no. 8, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
      Recent literature on tax administration in poor countries suggests there are virtues of allowing fiscal corruption. By strengthening the bargaining power of corrupt tax officers, it is argued that tax evasion may be reduced ...
    • Fiscal Decentralisation and Corruption - A Brief Overview of the Issues 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (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 ...
    • Fiscal decentralisation in developing countries: Lessons for Bangladesh 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 2, Report, 2014-04-23)
      There is an ongoing debate in Bangladesh in civil society and among policymakers, whether the country should move from a highly centralised unitary state to a more devolved entity. Demand for more decentralisation of ...
    • Fiscal decentralisation in Tanzania: For better or for worse? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      Tanzania is currently implementing a local government reform aimed at improving public service delivery. An important component of the reform is to increase the fiscal autonomy of local authorities. This policy is encouraged ...
    • Fish as vehicle for economic development in post-independence Namibia 

      Sumaila, Ussif Rashid (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1997)
      A key fishery policy issue decided by the new government of Namibia soon after independence in 1990 relates to the division of the total allowable catch for hake between wetfish and freezer trawlers. Using economic and ...