• A joint response to corruption in Uganda: Donors beginning to bite? 

      de Vibe, Maja (U4 Practice Insight 2012:1, Report, 2012-03-12)
      Given the stagnating trend on corruption in Uganda and the need to consolidate accountability reforms ahead of the inflow of oil revenues, international development partners developed a Joint Response to Corruption in early ...
    • 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 ...
    • Aid to Judicial Reform: Norwegian and International Experiences 

      Skaar, Elin; Samset, Ingrid; Gloppen, Siri (Research report, Research report, 2004)
      Creating a viable judiciary and strengthening its democratic functions has been a main concern of both national governments and donors over the last two decades. This report attempts to chart and systematise the efforts ...
    • Are men and women equally corrupt? 

      Boehm, Frédéric (U4 Brief 2015:6, Report, 2015-06-01)
      The belief that women are less corrupt than men is widespread, even among development specialists. Variations in risk aversion and reciprocal behaviour may partially explain gender differences in corrupt behaviour and ...
    • Avantages et inconvénients des indemnités journalières : une entrave à la bonne gouvernance du secteur de la santé ? 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2011:10, Report, 2011-11-25)
      Les indemnités journalières constituent un mécanisme important de remboursement des frais encourus au travail, d’encouragement à la participation aux activités de formation continue et de motivation des employés sous-payés. ...
    • Bistand til et land, et parti og en elite 

      Orre, Aslak (Others, 2007-01-01)
      Den norske ambassadøren i Mosambik skrev nylig under en avtale om et partnerskap med den mosambianske staten for å bidra til utvikling og fattigdomsreduksjon. Mosambik er fortsatt blant land med mest fattigdom, på tross ...
    • Can We Demonstrate the Difference that Norwegian Aid Makes? 

      Villanger, Espen (Research report, 2014-01-01)
      What facilitates or impedes the documentation of results of Norwegian aid? This report examines guidelines and practices in the Norwegian aid administration and looks into the reasons why it has proven difficult to measure ...
    • Collective donor responses: Barking or biting? 

      de Vibe, Maja; Taxell, Nils (U4 Brief 2014:4, Report, 2014-03-25)
      In 2006, the OECD Development Assistance Committee Ministers of Development expressed a desire to move towards more effective collective responses to corruption. However, donors have continued to struggle with responding ...
    • Corruption and collective action 

      Marquette, Heather; Peiffer, Caryn (DLP Research Paper, Research report, 2015-01-01)
      Increasingly it is argued that anti-corruption efforts have not worked because they are based on inadequate theory, suggesting that collective action theory offers a better understanding of corruption than the principal-agent ...
    • Developing an NGO corruption risk management system: Considerations for donors 

      Trivunovic, Marijana; Johnsøn, Jesper; Mathisen, Harald (U4 Issue 2011:9, Research report, 2011-09-26)
      Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are often on the front line of aid delivery, managing a significant proportion of aid funds. The risk of corruption in NGO operations is therefore a significant concern. Yet so far, ...
    • Does aid work? Reflections on a natural resources programme in Tanzania 

      Jansen, Eirik G. (U4 Issue 2009:2, Research report, 2009-03-30)
      A former programme officer at the Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania considers challenges to aid effectiveness in a major natural resources programme. After twelve years of support by the Norwegian government totalling about ...
    • Donor anti-corruption strategies: Learning from implementation 

      Hart, Liz; Taxell, Nils (U4 Brief 2013:10, Report, 2013-12-19)
      A comparison of U4 partner agencies’ anti-corruption strategies shows that while they take different shapes, their purpose, content and approach is similar. Emphasis is placed on safeguarding donor funds and guiding support ...
    • Donors and "zero tolerance for corruption": From principle to practice 

      De Simone, Francesco; Taxell, Nils (U4 Brief 2014:2, Report, 2014-02-05)
      Bilateral donors often use “zero tolerance for corruption policies” to signal a tough stance against corruption, but staff often experience a lack of clarity on how to apply these policies in practice. Some multilateral ...
    • Elaborer un système de gestion des risques de corruption pour ONG : Réflexions à l'usage des donateurs 

      Trivunovic, Marijana; Johnsøn, Jesper; Mathisen, Harald (U4 Issue 2012:5, Research report, 2012-09-01)
      Les organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG), souvent en première ligne des activités d’aide au développement, sont amenées à gérer une part importante des fonds affectés à leurs interventions. On peut donc craindre des ...
    • Elite Capture of Kabul Bank 

      Strand, Arne (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      Afghanistan is entering the most critical period since the overthrow of Taliban back in 2001. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced withdrawal of international forces by 2014, and a sharp reduction ...
    • Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation 

      Jones, Nicola; Tvedten, Inge; Arbulu, Angelica; Pereznieto, Paola; Lindström, Johanna; Norbakk, Mari (Norad Evaluation Report 2/2015, Research report, 2015-06-01)
      Purpose of evaluation: This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which ...
    • Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality. Mozambique Case Study Report 

      Tvedten, Inge; Rosario, Carmeliza; Faquir, Sheila; Chacuro, Fumo (Norad Evaluation Report 2/2015 Annex 7, Research report, 2015-06-01)
      Purpose of evaluation: This report is the Mozambique case study report for the evaluation of Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the ...
    • Evaluation of the Norwegian Aid Administration’s Practice of Results-Based Management 

      Balogun, Paul; Lloyd, Rob; Villanger, Espen; 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 ...
    • 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 ...