• Attached Labor in Nepal: A Field-Study of Landlord-Labor Relations that are Misrepresented in the Nepal-LSMS data 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Conference object, 2004-01-01)
      In the LSMS data for Nepal most agricultural laborers report daily wages, while econometric analysis on the data indicates that, for many villages, the laborers actually have long-term contracts. We have visited some of ...
    • Caste discrimination and barriers to microenterprise growth in Nepal 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:9, Working paper, 2012-11-05)
      Studies of microbusiness in poor countries find high marginal returns to capital but also lack of investments. This paper analyzes how caste-based segmentation in the capital and labor markets can act as obstacles to ...
    • Cultural cooperation with Nepal 

      Lange, Siri; Shrestha, Era; Korvald, Tordis (Research report, Research report, 2009)
      This report is a mid-term review of Norway’s support to the cultural sector in Nepal. Norwegian support has focused on the following areas: theatre production, music education, institutional capacity building, and documentation ...
    • Economic and social structures that may explain the recent conflicts in the Terai of Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2007-01-01)
      We attempt to explain the present ethnic-based conflict in the Terai of Nepal by deeper social and economic structures. Based on previous research on the village economies of Terai we describe the main socio-economic ...
    • Ethnic and Fiscal Federalism in Nepal 

      Aalen, Lovise; Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-07-24)
      Nepal is in the process of making a democratic federal republic. We hope to contribute to the discussions of ethnic and fiscal federalism based on experiences from other countries. Our main conclusions are: The new ...
    • Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation 

      Jones, Nicola; Tvedten, Inge; Arbulu, Angelica; Pereznieto, Paola; Lindström, Johanna; Norbakk, Mari (Norad Evaluation Report 2/2015, Research report, 2015-06-01)
      Purpose of evaluation: This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which ...
    • 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. ...
    • Explaining Maoist control and level of civil conflict in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2009)
      Does poverty or inequality explain the Maoist insurgency in Nepal? In contrast to previous studies we limit the analysis to the hill/mountain districts of Nepal as very few terai (plains) districts are classified as Maoist. ...
    • Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal 

      Gudbrandsen, Njård Håkon (South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-01)
      We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using gender of the first child as a natural ...
    • Female empowerment and education of children in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Gurung, Yogendra B. (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:7, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      A family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate whether female empowerment leads to more education, in particular for girls. The relative economic power of the male and female side of the extended family was used as ...
    • Fertility, household’s size and poverty in Nepal 

      Libois, François; Somville, Vincent (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:4, Working paper, 2014-06-01)
      Population control policies keep on attracting a lot of attention. The main argument in favour of a reduction in fertility rates, is that having more children contributes directly to a household’s poverty. Using the last ...
    • Hvordan gjøre gode ting bedre? Norske bedrifters CSR aktiviteter i utviklingsland 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne; Larsen, Heidi (Research report, Research report, 2008)
      Norske bedrifter opererer i en rekke utviklingsland, hvor problemer med fattigdom, dårlig styresett og brudd på menneskerettigheter ofte er store. Når man går inn i denne typen land, stilles man overfor store utfordringer ...
    • Inclusive growth in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-06-22)
      We present the development of poverty rates for different castes and ethnic groups of Nepal, and find a strong relation between social exclusion, as defined by the caste system, and economic poverty. We go on to present ...
    • Intergenerational determinants of occupational choice: The case of international labor migration from Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:2, Working paper, 2013-01-01)
      We study the deep determinants of occupational choice, with a focus on what appears to be a particularly profitable pathway out of poverty, overseas labor migration. To what extent is this choice constrained by access to ...
    • Is Bonded Labor Voluntary? A Framework against Forced Work 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      UN estimate that 20 million are held in bonded labor. Several economic analyses assert that bonded laborers accept these contracts voluntarily, which could imply that a ban would make such laborers worse off. We question ...
    • Is Bonded Labor Voluntary? Evidence from the Liberation of the Kamaiyas in the Far-Western Region of Nepal 

      Villanger, Espen (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      The UN estimates that 20 million are held in bonded labor. Several economic analyses assert that bonded laborers accept these contracts voluntarily, which could imply that a ban would make such laborers worse off. We ...
    • Liberated Bonded Laborers: Are They Better Off? Welfare and Efficiency Implications of an Agricultural Reform in Western Terai, Nepal 

      Kvalbein, Jon Audun (Research report, Research report, 2007-10-22)
      This report investigates the welfare effects for bonded laborers (kamaiyas) in Western Terai of a ban on permanent labor contracts in July 2000. The ban was credibly enforced and within a short time the number of bonded ...
    • Malnutrition in South-Asia. Poverty, diet or lack of female empowerment? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:4, Working paper, 2012-03-21)
      Despite economic growth, and a reduction in poverty, malnutrition is still rampant in South-Asia. This indicates that non-economic factors are important, and we use a nation-wide survey from Nepal to identify factors that ...
    • Myopic preferences or subsistence income? Why do rickshaw cyclists rent the cycle? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:1, Working paper, 2012-01-27)
      One year rent is sufficient to buy a rickshaw in the plains of Nepal, while a rickshaw will last many years, so purchase appears very profitable. Still most cyclists rent the rickshaw. Based on choices made by rickshaw ...