• A review of development trends in the energy sector of Bangladesh 

      Murshid, K.A.S.; Wiig, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2001)
      This is the second report under the CMI/NCG contract for strengthening the country-specific knowledge base of NORAD and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This energy review examines the gas and power sectors in ...
    • Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants 

      Rahman, Mustafizur; Ahamad, Mazbahul Golam; Islam, A K M Nazrul; Amin, Muhammad Al (CPD-CMI Working Paper 3, Research report, 2012-11-01)
      The paper analyses the indices of trends and patterns of India-Bangladesh bilateral agriculture trade, and estimates the short and long-run elasticities of the determinants of this trade by using descriptive statistics and ...
    • Bangladesh: Severe Poverty and a Well Functioning Economy? 

      Wiig, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2000)
      This is the first report on Bangladesh under the Country Advisor Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Nordic Consulting Group (NCG). The ...
    • Can UNCAC address grand corruption? 

      Hechler, Hannes; Zinkernagel, Gretta Fenner; Koechlin, Lucy; Morris, Dominic (U4 Report 2011:2, Research report, 2011-11-01)
      The political economies of many developing countries are characterised by varying degrees of patronage and state capture, a reality that has far-reaching implications for measures addressing corruption. Political strategies ...
    • CMI and Bangladesh: 40 years of collaboration and institutional capacity building 

      Miranda, Armindo; Nordbye, Ole David Koht (Research report, Research report, 1997)
      The report reviews CMI's experience of technical assistance and institutional collaboration in Bangladesh, from the involvement of individual staff members working as experts in Pakistan in the late 1950s to the formal ...
    • Controlling corruption through e-governance: Case evidence from Bangladesh 

      Muhammad, Baniamin Hasan (U4 Brief 2015:5, Report, 2015-05-04)
      E-governance is gaining popularity as a tool for improved public service delivery in developing countries. It is often argued e-governance reduces corruption risks through improving monitoring of public officials and by ...
    • Does Aid to Institution Development Work? Reflections on Personal Experiences 

      Nordbye, Ole David Koht (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1998)
      The author has spent dose to ten years as advisor to planning organisations in four developing countries: Pakistan, Kenya, the Sudan and Bangladesh. He raises the question whether the work of the advisory teams resulted ...
    • Does democracy reduce corruption? 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne (CMI Working Paper WP 2011:4, Working paper, 2011-12-12)
      While democracy is commonly believed to reduce corruption, there are obvious endogeneity problems in measuring the impact of democracy on corruption. This paper addresses the endogeneity of democracy by exploiting the ...
    • Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh 

      Amundsen, Inge (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 6, Report, 2013-11-29)
      The two major political parties in Bangladesh are dynastic, like other well-known parties in South Asia. Political dynasty means a prominent political family runs the party. This restricts the level of internal democracy ...
    • El papel de la sociedad civil en el proceso de examen de la UNCAC: ¿avanzar más allá del cumplimiento? 

      Trivunovic, Marijana; Taxell, Nils; Johnsøn, Jesper; Biason, Rita de Cássia (U4 Issue 2013:10, Research report, 2013-12-01)
      El papel crucial que la sociedad civil desempeña en la lucha contra la corrupción es ampliamente reconocido. La Convención de las Naciones Unidas contra la Corrupción (UNCAC) reafirma esta convicción en su preámbulo y en ...
    • En vurdering av betalingsbalansestøtte til Bangladesh 

      Wiig, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2002)
      Norway has been requested by IMF to provide balance of payment (BOP) support to Bangladesh, which is facing a critical reduction in its foreign exchange reserves. This report, which has been commissioned by NORAD, analyses ...
    • Enhancing Public Service Ethics in Bangladesh: Dilemmas and Deterrents 

      Kim, Pan-Suk; Monem, Mobasser; Baniamin, Hasan Muhammad (Journal article, 2014-05-01)
      There may be many factors that diminish or destroy trust in governmental institutions. However, none may destroy trust easier or faster than unethical behavior or blatant corruption by public officials. Bangladesh is rated ...
    • Expanding foreign investment in the energy sector: Challenges and risks for Bangladesh? 

      Wiig, Arne; Kolstad, Ivar (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 4, Report, 2014-04-22)
      Our recent research indicates that increased corruption brings increased foreign direct investment (FDI) in the extractive industries. Moreover, corruption has no effect on FDI in the energy provision industries. This brief ...
    • Experience from Bangladesh with ethical trading initiatives 

      Murshid, K.A.S.; Zohir, Salma Chaudhuri; Milford, Anna; Wiig, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2003)
      Since the 1990s there has been increasing concern in the North about products from the South and the conditions under which they are produced. In least developed countries labour conditions are considered to be at a very ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants? 

      Lujala, Päivi; Bezu, Sosina; Kolstad, Ivar; Mahmud, Minhaj; Wiig, Arne (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:2, Working paper, 2020-02-01)
      Countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa exposed to the environmental consequences of climate change are predicted to see voluntary and forced internal migration on an unprecedented scale in the coming decades. This ...
    • Microcredit programmes: Methods for solving dilemmas of credit expansion 

      Wiig, Arne (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1997)
      Providing credits seems to be an effective tool for improving the welfare of the poor. It is expected that microcredit funding to poor people will expand rapidly over the coming years. If a sound monitoring mechanism is ...
    • Mid-term review of the country programme (MoU: 2003:2008) between Norway and Bangladesh 

      Wiig, Arne; Ghuznavi, Farah; Jerve, Alf Morten (Research report, Research report, 2008)
      This report provides an assessment of Norway’s bilateral development assistance to Bangladesh, covering the period 2003 to 2007, based on information collected on a selection of projects within the country programme. A ...
    • Mitigating corruption in informal justice systems: NGO experiences in Bangladesh and Sierra Leone 

      Golub, Stephen (U4 Brief 2014:1, Report, 2014-02-07)
      Informal justice systems are the principal mechanism for dispute resolution in many societies, but they suffer from two drawbacks. First, in individual cases, well-off and/or well-connected individuals may engage in ...