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The Proxy Challenge: Why bespoke proxy indicators can help solve the anti-corruption measurement problem
(U4 Brief 2013:2, Report, 2013-07-30)
Practitioners working in anti-corruption face perennial challenges in measuring changes in corruption levels and evaluating whether anti-corruption efforts are successful. These two challenges are linked but not inseparable. ...
Industrial Clusters Promotion as a tool for private sector development: The UNIDO experience in Ethiopia
(CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 5, Report, 2013-11-29)
Policies aimed at boosting the interaction and cooperation of economic actors in industrial clusters might represent a crucial strategy for industrial upgrading and development in poor countries. This policy brief discusses ...
To pay or not to pay? Citizens' attitudes towards taxation in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa
(Afrobarometer Working Paper 143, Research report, 2013-01-01)
This paper examines factors that determine citizens’ tax-compliance attitude in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa. Using the 2011/12 Afrobarometer survey data, we find that tax-compliance attitude is positively ...
Explaining Hamas's Changing Electoral Strategy, 1996-2006
(Government and Opposition vol. 48 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Hamas, the most influential Islamist party in the occupied Palestinian territories, replaced its strategy of electoral boycott in 1996 with participation in 2006 – a change not explained in the literature. Assisted by party ...
Preventing the misuse of shell companies by regulating corporate service providers
(U4 Brief 2013:7, Report, 2013-10-28)
Corporate service providers supply the shell companies that are commonly used to launder illicit funds, including the proceeds of corruption. Effectively regulating these service providers is one important way to limit ...
Implementing a transparency and accountability policy to reduce corruption: The GAVI Alliance in Cameroon
(U4 Brief 2013:9, Report, 2013-12-04)
The GAVI Alliance – an alliance of the world’s major players in global immunisation – uncovered massive misuse of its grants in Cameroon in 2011. GAVI’s Transparency and Accountability Policy triggered an investigation ...
Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh
(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 ...
Korrupsjon og korrupsjonsbekjempelse 2
Foredrag for Bergen kommune, Byrådsavdeling for byutvikling, klima og miljø. Solstrand, 20. november 2013
Forward looking review of the regional strategy on scaling up access to modern energy services in the East African community
(Research report, 2013-07-10)
The East African Countries (EAC) Secretariat’s Energy Division supports regional knowledge coordination and has become a common forum for exchange of best practices and discussions on joint development, and improved ...
Certified integrity? Forest certification and anti-corruption
(U4 Issue 2013:1, Research report, 2013-01-22)
Forest certification schemes regulate forest exploitation and trade across many countries. In the absence of a multilateral agreement on limiting deforestation, they provide rules to balance the social, economic and ...