• Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi 

      Chiweza, Asiyati; Wang, Vibeke; Maganga, Ann (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8, Report, 2016-05-01)
      Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions they are most effective ...
    • A Different Yardstick: The Gendered Political Discourse in Malawi 

      Lora-Kayambazinthu, Edrinnie; Shame, Edith Kalilombe (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 5, Report, 2016-04-01)
      The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, culturally driven bias against Banda and other women leaders. the discourse ...
    • Building capacity for development and food security in Malawi. Mid-term review fo the Bunda College Capacity Building Programme (BCDP) 

      Nyirenda, Ramji; Tostensen, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2009)
      This report presents the findings of a mid-term review Phase III of the Bunda College Capacity Building Programme (BCDP) in Malawi. The efforts during the previous phases are bearing fruit. Bunda College of Agriculture has ...
    • Country Evaluation Brief: Malawi 

      Amundsen, Inge (Country Evaluation Brief 4/2017, Research report, 2017-06-01)
      Malawi is one of the world's least developed countries, with a poverty rate that is consistently high compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa and declining at a slower pace. The evaluations and reviews of aid ...
    • Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain 

      Wang, Vibeke (CMI Insight 2016:4, Report, 2016-05-01)
      Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’. There is a continuum ranging from criminalization to non-criminalization in the legal ...
    • Evaluation of Norwegian Support to the Protection of Cultural Heritage 

      Lønning, Dag Jørund; Magnussen, Tone; Helland, Johan; Lange, Siri; Eide, Trine (Evaluation Reports 4, Research report, 2009-01-01)
      Support to culture, cultural heritage and arts has been part of Norway's development cooperation for many years. Several Norwegian institutions have been involved in this work, which has been guided by different strategies. ...
    • Fissions and fusions, foes and friends: Party system re-structuring in Malawi in the 2004 general elections 

      Rakner, Lise; Svåsand, Lars (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      The issue of presidential term limits is emerging as an important political norm on the African continent, but the effects of the third term debates on the institutionalization of the party systems have so far not been ...
    • Food Insecurity and Coping Strategies among the Low Income Urban Households in Malawi 

      Chilowa, Wycliffe (Report, Research report, 1991)
      This paper highlights the main findings of a survey carried out amongst low income groups in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi's two major cities. The survey covered employment and incomes, expenditure patterns, food and ...
    • Hunting for Per Diem: The Uses and Abuses of Travel Compensation in Three Developing Countries 

      Tostensen, Arne; Søreide, Tina; Skage, Ingvild Aagedal (Research report, 2012-04-01)
      Cash is a great incentive. The last decade has seen a boom in various forms of cash incentive programmes, from the conditional cash transfer programmes that emerged in Latin America in the late 90’s, providing cash to ...
    • Income-generating Programmes in Pakistan and Malawi: A Comparative Review 

      Knudsen, Are J.; Halvorsen, Kate (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1996)
      This paper reviews income-generating programmes in Pakistan and Malawi organised by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It compares the different strategies chosen by the NRC regarding project design and the creation of ...
    • Is mutual accountability feasible? A conceptual discussion with policy implications 

      Hechler, Hannes; Tostensen, Arne (U4 Issue 2012:11, Research report, 2012-12-14)
      Mutual accountability is one of five principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Yet comparatively little has been written about this principle and how it is operationalised. It remains ill-defined and poorly ...
    • Local government revenue mobilisation in Anglophone Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Heggstad, Kari (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:6, Working paper, 2012-10-03)
      This paper examines opportunities and constraints facing local revenue mobilization in Anglophone Africa with an emphasis on urban settings. Specific revenue instruments and their effects on economic efficiency, income ...
    • Managing Aid Exit and Transformation. Lessons from Botswana, Eritrea, India, Malawi and South Africa. Synthesis Report 

      Slob, Anneke; Jerve, Alf Morten (Research report, 2008-10-28)
      What are the consequences in the recipient countries, when donor countries close down their bilateral aid programmes? Are exit practices consistent with established principles of partnership and mutuality in development ...
    • Maybe free but not fair: Electoral administration in Malawi 1994-2004 

      Rakner, Lise; Svåsand, Lars (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      Entering the third decade of multiparty democracy on the African continent, incumbents appear able to secure electoral mandates without opening for extensive political liberties. The paper argues that the administration ...
    • "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow": The Arab Spring and its effect in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Helle, Svein-Erik; Rakner, Lise; Rønning, Helge (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 4, Report, 2011-08-01)
      In the spring of 2011, dramatic political changes and events took place in the Arab World. The Arab Spring was comprised of popular uprisings and civil unrest across the Arab world. However, during the same period there ...
    • Non-state actors and democratic consolidation 

      Svåsand, Lars; Tostensen, Arne (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2009)
      This working paper provides a review of the literature addressing the role of civil society or non-state actors in democratic consolidation, with particular reference to Malawi. Civil society comprises private businesses; ...
    • Norwegian aid to food security, nutrition and agriculture 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Report R 2018:01, Research report, 2018-01-01)
      The report reviews available research on the links between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with a focus on structural adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic growth and poverty reduction. Furthermore, ...
    • Norwegian Support to Bunda College of Agriculture - Phase II. An Evaluation 

      Nyirenda, Ramji; Tostensen, Arne (Research report, Research report, 2005)
      This report is an evaluation of NORAD’s support to Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi to the tune of NOK 35 million for the period 2001–2004. Results were assessed in five output areas: (a) organisational ...
    • Parliamentary-Executive Relations in Malawi 1994-2004 

      Patel, Nandini; Tostensen, Arne (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      This article addresses the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of government in Malawi during the multi-party era from 1994 until 2004. The argument is threefold. First, the presidential nature of ...
    • Perceptions of per diems in the health sector: Evidence and implications 

      Vian, Taryn; Miller, Candace; Themba, Zione; Bukuluki, Paul (U4 Issue 2011:6, Research report, 2011-07-01)
      This study details the perceived benefits, problems, and risks of abuse of per diems and allowances in developing countries. Drawing on 41 interviews with government and nongovernmental officials in Malawi and Uganda the ...