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    • Challenges facing Sudan after referendum day 2011. Persistent and emerging conflict in the north-south borderline states 

      Saeed, Abdalbasit (Sudan Report SR 2010: 1, Research report, 2010-01-01)
      With the referendum on the self-determination of South Sudan scheduled for January 9, 2011, Sudan will enter the final phase covered by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005. If South Sudanese vote, as expected, in ...
    • Changes in Citizens' Perceptions of the Local Taxation System in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ngalewa, Erasto; Katera, Lucas (REPOA Brief 12, Research report, 2008-08-22)
      This brief examines changes in citizens' perceptions of local taxation over time in Tanzania based on survey data from 2003 and 2006. It investigates why people do or do not pay taxes, their perceptions of misuse of tax ...
    • Changing Perspectives: How Donors can Work with the Private Sector to Reduce Corruption 

      Sullivan, John D.; Shkolnikov, Aleksandr (U4 Brief 2008:17, Report, 2008-05-30)
      Corrupt dealings by companies are often only a way to avoid inefficiency caused by weak regulations and institutions. While the private sector is commonly perceived to be a source of corruption, it is also a victim - with ...
    • Chasing kleptocrats' loot: Narrowing the effectiveness gap 

      Sharman, Jason (U4 Issue 2012:4, Research report, 2012-08-15)
      International measures to counter the laundering of looted wealth have not had a significant impact, despite their apparent strength. Evidence, including an original case study of Papua New Guinea, suggests that only a ...
    • Child marriage and education in Eastern Sudan 

      Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia (Report, 2018-09-01)
      A new understanding that educating girls' does not constrain their marriage potential is emerging in eastern Sudan. Girls who continue their education and their families are role models who challenge the cultural boundaries ...
    • China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience? 

      Corkin, Lucy (Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1, Report, 2011-02-04)
      In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from ...
    • China in Africa. Implications for Norwegian Foreign and Development Policies 

      Tjønneland, Elling N.; Brandtzæg, Bjørn; Kolås, Åshild; Le Pere, Garth (Research report, Research report, 2006)
      China’s development will affect the history of the twenty-first century, and perhaps nowhere more importantly than in Africa. The emergence of China introduces new opportunities for Africa, new challenges and new imponderables ...
    • China in Africa: Soft power, media perceptions and a pan-developing identity 

      Li, Shubo; Rønning, Helge (CMI Report R 2013:2, Research report, 2013-11-06)
      China is currently implementing a full-fledged ‘Going ¸Global’ strategy, particularly in Africa. Chinese engagement on the continent is all pervasive and spearheaded by summit conferences and flanked by a surge of Chinese ...
    • Chinese aid – a blessing for Africa and a challenge to western donors 

      Lomøy, Jon (CMI Insight 2021:2, Report, 2021-05-01)
      To Africa, the emergence of China as a major development funder presents a clear advantage. It gives access both to new substantial resources and to areas to which western donors are less willing to contribute. It gives ...
    • Christians in Palestine: A threatened community? 

      Kårtveit, Bård Helge (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 8, Report, 2012-12-13)
      Christian Palestinians constitute one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, and their presence in Palestine dates back to the Roman Era. In modern times, they have been instrumental in shaping a Palestinian ...
    • Citizens Demand Tougher Action on Corruption 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ngalewa, Erasto; Katera, Lucas (REPOA Brief 11, Research report, 2008-05-10)
      This brief examines the extent of corruption perceived by residents of six councils in Tanzania; identifying the sectors worst affected. It also presents recommendations on measures to address local corruption based upon ...
    • Civil society and peace building in Sudan: A critical look 

      Assal, Munzoul A. M. (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:2, Working paper, 2016-05-01)
      Abstract The role of civil society organizations in peace making and peace building is often valorized, especially in countries that witness protracted conflicts. The assumption underlying this valorization is that while ...
    • Civil Society in Angola 

      Amundsen, Inge (Others, 2008-01-01)
      Presentation of the report "Civil Society in Angola. Inroads, Space, and Accountability", written with Cesaltina Abreu.
    • Civil Society in Angola: Inroads, Space and Accountability 

      Amundsen, Inge; Abreu, Cesaltina (Research report, Research report, 2006)
      Civil society is inherently weak in Angola, and the political and societal space for civil society is limited. Angolan authorities have not fully accepted civil society’s voice, watchdog and control functions, and the legal ...
    • Civil Society in Tanzania 

      Lange, Siri; Wallevik, Hege; Kiondo, Andrew (Research report, Research report, 2000)
      There has been a tremendous growth in non-governmental organisations in Tanzania over the last decades, and with the many reforms presently taking place, the civil society is expected to play a central role in both service ...
    • Civil society monitoring in the health sector. The Partnership for Transparency Fund’s work to ensure clean procurement and quality service provision 

      Fink, Hady; Steingrüber, Sarah; Bhargava, Vinay (U4 Practice Insight 2022:1, Report, 2022-10-01)
      For successful engagement with and effective monitoring of the health sector, it is important to select the right partner, work closely with communities and authorities, and consider the most appropriate project design and ...
    • Civil Society Procurement Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities 

      De Simone, Francesco; Shah, Shruti (A New Role for Citizens in public Procurement, Chapter, 2012-01-01)
      The article provides an overview of the involvement of civil society organiza!ons and citizens in public procurement. It analyses the main challenges and opportuni!es arising from civil society procurement monitoring ...
    • Civil society’s role in petroleum sector governance: The case of Tanzania 

      Dupuy, Kendra; Rakner, Lise; Katera, Lucas (CMI Brief no. 2019:02, Report, 2019-05-01)
      Good governance in the management of natural resources is now recognized by scholars and policy makers as key to ensuring that countries can prevent and escape the resource curse and translate resource wealth into inclusive ...
    • Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: A Literature Review 

      Kårtveit, Bård; Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:5, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      In the 1950s and 1960s, a wave of military coups in the Middle East triggered extensive research on the role of military forces throughout the region. Since the early 1980s however, civil-military relations in the Middle ...