Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Petroleum’s potential impact on future state-society relations in Tanzania 

    Dupuy, Kendra; Katera, Lucas (CMI Brief no. 2019:03, Report, 2019-05-01)
    Tanzanian citizens continue to have high expectations about the benefits that the country’s emerging petroleum sector will provide them with, yet they possess low knowledge about the sector. Policy makers should take ...
  • Cursed before production? 

    Dupuy, Kendra; Katera, Lucas (CMI Brief no. 2019:01, Report, 2019-05-01)
    Big discoveries of high value natural resources can have negative economic, political, and social effects long before full production of a resource begins. While Tanzania has already experienced some tensions around the ...
  • Taxation and tax reforms in Africa: Lessons from and for Tanzania 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Conference object, 2019-04-01)
  • The commitment curve: Global regulation of business and human rights 

    Kirkebø, Tori Loven; Langford, Malcolm (Business and Human Rights Journal vol. 3 no. 2, July 2018, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-01)
    The divide between hard law and soft law approaches to global regulation of corporations in relation to human rights is partly based on empirical assumptions. Taking a step back, we assess the claims concerning the current ...
  • Why campaigns to stop child marriage can backfire 

    Muriaas, Ragnhild L.; Wang, Vibeke; Benstead, Lindsay J.; Dulani, Boniface; Rakner, Lise (CMI Brief no. 2019:04, Report, 2019-03-01)
  • Barns rettigheter i Norge - en måling 

    Langford, Malcolm; Kirkebø, Tori Loven (CMI Report R 2019:1, Research report, 2019-03-01)
    I denne rapporten stilles det spørsmål om hvordan vi kan måle implementering av barns rettigheter i Norge. Globale indekser erklærer ofte at Norge er verdens beste land å være barn i, og det er ikke kontroversielt å påstå ...
  • 'Goats eat where they are tied up': illicit and habitual corruption in Mozambique 

    Tvedten, Inge; Picardo, Rachi (Review of African Political Economy vol. 45 no. 158, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-01)
    The article shows that corruption is structural and omnipresent in Mozambican society, effectively legitimising corrupt practices at all levels. Using an anthropological approach, it argues that small-scale corruption has ...
  • Gender equality and development in Mozambique 

    Tvedten, Inge (Background article for the World Development Report 2012, Research report, 2011-01-01)
    This article outlines some of the main policies and interventions for economic development and gender equality in Mozambique since Independence in 1975, and assesses key implications for the positions of -  and relations ...
  • Humanitarian Militarism and the Production of Humanity 

    De Lauri, Antonio (Social Anthropology vol. 27 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-01)
    The limits and consequences of humanitarian military operations continue to be major issues in Western public debates on global security, democracy and human rights. This article focuses on the intersection of war and ...
  • Public Anthropology in Changing Times 

    Borofsky, Robert; De Lauri, Antonio (Public Anthropologist vol. 1 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
    Public anthropology is a collective aspiration shaped by generally shared values and intentions within significant sections of social and cultural anthropology. The impetus behind the creation of the journal Public ...
  • Exploring the spatio-temporal processes of communal rangeland grabbing in Sudan 

    Sulieman, Hussein M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-01)
    The persistent policy of successive Sudanese governments in favouring large-scale agricultural investments at the expense of traditional land use is creating material differences among significant groups of the population. ...
  • Transforming Pastoralist Mobility in West Darfur: Understanding Continuity and Change 

    Sulieman, Hussein; Young, Helen (Research report, 2019-01-01)
    In the Darfur Region of Sudan, patterns of livestock mobility and livelihood systems are continually adapting and transforming themselves in the face of multiple challenges. Earlier studies have shown that pastoralist ...
  • Review of the realisation of Norway’s “Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017” 

    Svanemyr, Joar (CMI Report R 2018:16, Research report, 2019-02-01)
    This report was commissioned by Norad and the evaluation was realised by Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). Joar Svanemyr is the main author of the report. Camilla Gianella at CMI and Ragnhild Elise Johansen, external consultant ...
  • What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique 

    Jones, Sam; Tvedten, Inge (World Development vol. 117, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-01)
    Motivated by the siloed nature of much poverty research, as well as the challenge of finding inclusive operational definitions of poverty, this study reflects on the merits of seeking to reconcile economic (quantitative) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Humanitarian borders: The merging of rescue with security and control 

    De Lauri, Antonio (CMI Brief no. 2018:11, Report, 2018-01-01)
    In the past few years, mass-media and political actors, especially emergent populist and right-wing political movements, effectively enhanced sentiments of panic and fear nourished by the idea that there is a severe crisis ...
  • Most people are not economists: Citizen preferences for corporate taxation 

    Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Kolstad, Ivar; Wiig, Arne (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:11, Working paper, 2018-11-01)
    On what bases should corporations be taxed? This article presents evidence from a series of discrete choice experiments designed to elicit the tax preferences of ordinary citizens. We find that respondents favour higher ...
  • Women’s informal peace efforts: Grassroots activism in South Sudan 

    Kezie-Nwoha, Helen; Were, Juliet (CMI Brief no. 2018:07, Report, 2018-12-01)
    South Sudanese women have been grossly under-represented in formal peace negotiations. However, they have been active in informal peacebuilding at the local level where peace means rebuilding society. Such informal ...

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