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    • Poverty dynamics among the Dalits of Tarai 

      Iversen, Thor Olav (Master thesis, 2013-11-26)
      The literature suggests that links between social identity and economic outcomes can induce poverty among groups with low social status. This seems to be true in Nepal where Dalits, the group at the bottom of the caste ...
    • Poverty reduction through microbusiness 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 6, Report, 2012-11-23)
      Microbusiness can be an effective way out of poverty. Returns to capital for microbusinesses in poor rural areas can be so high that people with microbusinesses can double and even triple their capital within a year. Yet, ...
    • Research on corruption in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda. What, who and where? 

      Andvig, Jens Chr.; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      This report provides an overview of corruption-related literature from five of Norway's priority partner countries in the developing world; i.e. Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda. Both published and unpublished ...
    • Restructuring the state: Federalist Dynamics in Nepal 

      Suhrke, Astri (CMI Report R 2014:02, Research report, 2014-06-01)
      Since the end of the civil war in 2006, Nepal has been on the edge of a peaceful but truly revolutionary change to restructure the state along federal lines. The issue has dominated the political discourse, wrecked the ...
    • Review of the Nepal Human Rights Yearbook 1993-2002 

      Stokke, Hugo; Sissener, Tone Kristin; Lama-Tamang, Mukta S. (Research report, Research report, 2003)
      NORAD has been supporting the Nepal Human Rights Yearbook for a decade, from the pilot issue in 1992 and up to present date. The Yearbook has over the entire period been published by the Informal Sector Service Center ...
    • Risks of corruption to state legitimacy and stability in fragile situations 

      Dix, Sarah; Hussmann, Karen; Walton, Grant (U4 Issue 2012:3, Research report, 2012-05-30)
      Examining the cases of Liberia, Nepal and Colombia, this study asks how corruption poses risks to political legitimacy and stability in fragile situations. The report focuses on the key role of elites and their views of ...
    • Small Hands Should Play, Not Work: A Theoretical Analysis of Interventions in Child Labor 

      Ringdal, Charlotte (Master thesis, 2011-01-01)
      Twelve hours a day, 7 days a week, there are 150 million children below the age of 15 working to make the clothes we wear, the carpets on our floors and the phones in our pockets. Most of these children do not have a choice: ...
    • Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8, Working paper, 2012-10-01)
      A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number of children on economic outcomes. But ...
    • Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping 

      Schütte, Sofie Arjon; Stephenson, Matthew C. (U4 Issue 2016:7, Research report, 2016-12-01)
      Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with ...
    • Strengthening civil society in developing countries? Development aid and Norwegian organisations 

      Tjønneland, Elling N. (CMI Brief vol. 17 no. 1, Report, 2018-01-01)
      Norway channels a large portion of its development aid budget through Norwegian civil society organisations. This also includes disbursements from Norad’s civil society grant for strengthening civil society where more than ...
    • The anatomy of a failed anti corruption project: A case study from Nepal 

      Manandhar, Narayan (U4 Practice Insight 2009:3, Report, 2009-09-03)
      In 2004 and 2005, the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) implemented the first anti‑corruption project involving the private sector in Nepal. Despite the novelty of a supply‑side intervention, ...
    • The Effects on Agrarian Contracts of a Governmental Intervention into Bonded Labor in the Western Terai of Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      We study an effective intervention into a specific form of bonded labor. The intervention led to a shift in agrarian contracts, from bonded labor to sharecropping. By comparing the pre- and post-liberation contracts we ...
    • The impact of wealth and female autonomy on fertility decisions in Nepal: An econometric analysis 

      Gudbrandsen, Njård Håkon (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2010)
      Over the last fifteen years, the fertility rate in Nepal has declined significantly. In the same period, the country has, despite political unrest and a civil war, experienced economic growth. In contrast with its neighboring ...
    • The Informal Credit Market: A Study of Default and Informal Lending in Nepal 

      Haugen, Norunn (Master thesis, 2005-01-01)
      Informal credit markets are still important in developing countries. Despite an increase in supply of formal credit in rural areas, informal lenders remain the dominant source of credit for the poorest households. Improvements ...
    • UN support for peacebuilding: Nepal as the exceptional case 

      Suhrke, Astri (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2009)
      In the annals of UN peace operations, the mission in Nepal (UNMIN) appears as an exceptional case. Most peace support operations today are multidimensional – covering the security sector, political transition, relief and ...
    • Ungrateful children: migration intensity and remittances in Nepal 

      Libois, François; Somville, Vincent (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:8, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      Poverty has declined dramatically in Nepal since the end of the conflict. The sharp increase in revenues primarily comes from remittances. From a household’s perspective, choosing the appropriate number of migrants is ...
    • Will more credit increase interest rates in rural Nepal? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (PDF is a revised version of Department of Economics. University of Bergen. WP-21-2000, Research report, 2000-01-01)
      We test two alternative models of interest rates determination in informal rural credit markets, using LSMS data from Nepal. We find strong support for a capacity-constrained collusive oligopoly model with full information ...