• The TaxCapDev-network 

      Bøås, Morten; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Jacobsen, Sigrid Klæboe (Conference object, 2020-11-01)
      The basis for the network: Taxation is much more than a technical issue It is at the centre of important social science debates about the state and the evolution of states This requires research collaboration ...
    • The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition 

      Gökalp, Deniz (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:1, Working paper, 2020-02-01)
      The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the world’s third-largest donor of humanitarian aid relative to Gross National Income in 2016. The country was among the top five humanitarian assistance state-donors in the world ...
    • The ugly poetics of violence in post-accord Guatemala 

      McNeish, John-Andrew; Rivera, Oscar Lopez (Forum for Development Studies vol. 36 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2009-10-26)
      With the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996 Guatemala's credentials of democratic governance was re-established, but as media reports and the international community have observed, the killing and crimes of the civil was ...
    • The UK and Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Research report, 2020-10-01)
      Expert witness for the inquiry on the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, Committee on International Relations and Defence, House of Lords.
    • The UN and post-crisis aid: Towards a more political economy 

      Jones, Bruce D. (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2000)
      This paper reviews certain aspects of the post-crisis problem, as seen from within the UN. It outlines the wide variety in cases that fall within post-crisis policy, and suggests a basis for categorisation, which is crucial ...
    • The UNCAC and judicial corruption: Requirements and avenues for reform 

      Schultz, Jessica (U4 Brief 2009:18, Report, 2009-09-09)
      An independent and impartial justice system underpins the effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Where it does not exist, pliant prosecutors, judges, and court staff may ignore ...
    • The uneven playing field and the 2016 elections in Uganda 

      Helle, Svein-Erik (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 7, Report, 2016-04-01)
      It is easy to document that the 2016 elections in Uganda were unfair. To combat the uneven playing field one needs to systematically assess the symptoms and identify the structural issues underpinning it. The different ...
    • The United Nations Convention against Corruption. A Primer for Development Practitioners 

      Schultz, Jessica (U4 Brief 2007:3, Report, 2007-10-05)
      The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), adopted in Merida, Mexico in 2003, represents a remarkable achievement for international anti-corruption efforts. With endorsements from more than 140 state signatories ...
    • The use of satellites in humanitarian contexts 

      Guida, Emilio (Research report, 2021-11-01)
      States and private actors are increasingly investing in satellite (SAT) technology. This paper presents an analysis of the reasons underlying the diffusion and strategic value of SAT technology, particularly with regard ...
    • The uses and abuses of social programmes: the case of conditional cash transfers 

      Alcázar, Lorena (U4 Brief 2010 No 3, Report, 2010-07-19)
      Social programmes have been increasingly used by developing countries to fight poverty and have attracted growing budgets. However, it has been empirically shown that there is a weak correlation between social spending and ...
    • The voice of China in Africa: media, communication technologies and image-building 

      Jiang, Fei; Li, Shubo; Rønning, Helge; Tjønneland, Elling N. (Chinese Journal of Communication vol. 9 no. March 2016, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-01)
      There is a fascination with the increasing economic and political importance of China in the global economy, in international politics, and in African affairs. China’s rapid economic expansion in Africa, together with ...
    • The War in Yemen: The view from Iran 

      Selvik, Kjetil (Expert Analysis October 2015, Research report, 2015-10-01)
      In the regional backdrop to the war in Yemen Iran is a pivotal actor. Saudi Arabia has made clear that it sees the conflict in Yemen as the extension of its struggle with the Islamic Republic. This paper analyses the view ...
    • The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan (in Arabic) 

      Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia (Working paper, 2015-09-01)
      This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to ...
    • The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan: Ideological Battles for and against Gender Equality 

      Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia (Women's Studies International Forum vol. Volume 41 no. Part 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
      This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to ...
    • The women’s rights champion. Tunisia’s potential for furthering women’s rights. 

      Norbakk, Mari (CMI Report R 2016:5, Research report, 2016-10-01)
    • The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi 

      Chikapa, Tiyesere Mercy (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 6, Report, 2016-04-01)
      In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in women representation came despite opinion polls showing ...
    • The “CIA’s Army”: A Threat to Human Rights and an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri; De Lauri, Antonio (Costs of War, Research report, 2019-08-01)
      Afghan paramilitary forces working with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have long been a staple in the US war on terrorism in Afghanistan and the border region with Pakistan. The problems associated ...
    • The “CIA’s Army”: A Threat to Human Rights and an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri; De Lauri, Antonio (Research report, 2019-08-01)
      Afghan paramilitary forces working with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have long been a staple in the US war on terrorism in Afghanistan and the border region with Pakistan. The problems associated ...
    • Theories of change in anti-corruption work: A tool for programme design and evaluation 

      Johnsøn, Jesper (U4 Issue 2012:6, Research report, 2012-11-22)
      Governments and donor agencies are under increasing pressure to show hard evidence that their interventions are effective and good value for money. Anti-corruption is a challenging field in this regard, with few evidence-based ...
    • Theory and practise of decentralization by devolution: Lessons from a research programme in Tanzania (2002-13) 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Katera, Lucas (Research and policy nexus: Perspectives from twenty years of policy research in Tanzania., Chapter, 2017-06-01)
      What impact did Tanzania’s decentralization reform have on local governance, finances and service delivery? To what extent are the central-local government relationships changed with respect to resource allocation and ...