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    • Local Revenue Mobilization in Urban Settings in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local authority capacity in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. Many African towns and cities are now facing a governance crisis. Accordingly, the ...
    • Making transparency work in Africa's marine fisheries 

      Standing, André (U4 Issue 2011:11, Research report, 2011-10-01)
      Global problems facing the marine fisheries sector, including overfishing and the marginalization of the small-scale sector, are leading to increased international awareness of the need to improve transparency in fisheries ...
    • "Money has no Name": Informalisation, Unemployment and changing Gender Relations in Accara, Ghana 

      Overå, Ragnhild (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      Economic crisis and structural adjustment in Ghana have put large numbers of formal sector employees and civil servants out of work. This informalisation process has gendered consequences. Unemployed people, rural-urban ...
    • National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation 

      Assembe-Mvondo, Samuel (U4 Issue 2015:9, Research report, 2015-04-01)
      The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces of legislation as well as implementing ...
    • Networks, distance and trust: Telecommunications and changing trading practices in Ghana 

      Overå, Ragnhild (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2004)
      Ghana liberalized its telecom sector in 1995. This study looks at the impact of the phenomenal growth in access to telephones on the business practices of traders in cloth, fish and agricultural produce. The article examines ...
    • Peoples' views of taxation in Africa: A review of research on determinants of tax compliance 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Schulz-Herzenberg, Collette; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:7, Working paper, 2012-10-10)
      What are the key determinants of taxpayer compliance? And which features of citizen-state relations govern attitudes and behaviour regarding taxation? This paper examines the analytical foundation, methodological approaches ...
    • Property Taxation in Developing Countries 

      Ali, Merima; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Katera, Lucas (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 1, Report, 2017-03-01)
      Property tax (PT) raises on average revenues of less than 1% of GDP in developing countries. In many African countries it contributes far less than 0.5%. Following such low contribution, there is a growing eagerness among ...
    • Regulatory Burdens in Tax Administration and Firms’ Compliance Costs in Africa 

      Ali, Merima (Research report, 2018-01-01)
      This paper examines the effect of regulatory burdens related to tax administration on firms' compliance costs in Africa. Using cross-country firm-level data, the results show that regulatory burdens related to tax ...
    • Revenue Authorities and State Capacity in Anglophone Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Moore, Mick (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2008)
      Since the early 1990s, many countries in Anglophone Africa have established (semi-) autonomous revenue authorities (ARAs), organisationally distinct from ministries of finance, with some real operational autonomy, and with ...
    • Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape 

      Tjønneland, Elling N.; Alden, Chris; van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni; Abdenur, Adriana Erthal; Neto, Danilo Marcondes de Souza (CMI Report R 2014:4, Research report, 2014-11-01)
      The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the political profile of these rising ...
    • Rural-urban Youth Migration and Informal Self-Employment in Ethiopia 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (Research report, 2014-11-01)
      Empirical studies in the migration literature indicate that migration is often welfare improving for the migrant. But it is also possible that youth migrants become more susceptible and less competitive in urban areas ...
    • Share-tenancy within the household unit 

      Bøe, Turid (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1997)
      Virtually all peasant household models assume efficient allocation of household productive resources between different household activities. In an African context characterised by different plots of land being cultivated ...
    • Street based self-employment: A poverty trap or a stepping stone for migrant youth in Africa? 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (Conference object, 2015-06-01)
      Street vending is a common phenomenon in urban areas of Africa. Although such street based self-employment activities often lack legal recognition and are sometimes criminalized, significant share of the youth labor force ...
    • Taxation and tax reforms in Africa: Lessons from and for Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Conference object, 2019-04-01)
    • Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ali, Merima; Goodfellow, Tom (CMI Insight 2017:1, Report, 2017-03-01)
      The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities are now faced with a ...
    • The changing role of Chinese development aid 

      Tjønneland, Elling (CMI Insight 2020:1, Report, 2020-03-01)
      In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the range of instruments applied by the ...
    • The institutional impact of aid dependence on recipients in Africa 

      Bräutigam, Deborah; Botchwey, Kwesi (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1999)
      Heavy aid dependence can have significant effects on institutions and governance. In Botswana, Mauritius, Korea and Taiwan, high levels of aid reinforced local capacity, enabling them to 'graduate' from most aid. But in ...
    • The Norad Programme in Arts and Cultural Education. A Mid-Term Review of the Programme Period 2006-2008/9 

      Lange, Siri; Songoyi, Elias M. (Research report, Research report, 2008)
      This report is a review of the Norad Programme in Arts and Cultural Education (ACE). ACE is a programme for cooperation between institutions for cultural education in the South and partners in Norway, established to ...
    • The pursuit of integrity in customs: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working Paper, Working paper, 2009)
      This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention has been ...
    • 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 ...