• The budget process and corruption 

      Isaksen, Jan (U4 Issue 2005:3, Research report, 2005-01-01)
      In the interest of making aid effective, donors are increasingly stressing the importance of a good public financial management (PFM) system in partner countries. The budget process is a part of the PFM system which is ...
    • Direct budget support and corruption 

      Kolstad, Ivar (U4 Issue 2005:1, Research report, 2005-01-01)
      How does corruption affect the appropriateness and design of budget support? The aim of this issue paper is to compare the effectiveness of budget support versus that of other aid modalities - in particular project support ...
    • Revenue administration and corruption 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (U4 Issue 2005:2, Research report, 2005-01-01)
      The aim of this U4 Issue paper is to identify and discuss major challenges, appropriate responses, and relevant tools for addressing corruption in revenue administrations. This text is part of the output from the U4 Focus ...
    • 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 ...
    • Political corruption and the role of donors (in Uganda) 

      Amundsen, Inge (Research report, 2006-01-01)
      Political leadership and commitment to fight corruption at the highest levels is one of the most important preconditions for success in the fight against corruption. However, in some cases, anti-corruption reform processes ...
    • Corruption in Tax Administration: Lessons from Institutional Reforms in Uganda 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Chapter, 2006-01-01)
      Over the past two decades many developing countries have implemented comprehensive reforms of their tax administrations in order to increase revenue and curb corruption. This chapter examines recent experiences in the fight ...
    • Corruption in Emergencies: What Role for Media? 

      Mortensen, Gemma (U4 Brief 2006:2, Report, 2006-01-01)
      This brief is based on the discussion and recommendations that emerged from a meeting of aid agencies, donors and media experts convened by U4 and NORAD in May 2006. For a more comprehensive report of the meeting, along ...
    • When Neighbours become Killers. Land Redistribution, Ethnicity and Communal Violence in Kibaale District, Uganda 

      Espeland, Rune Hjalmar (Master thesis, 2006-01-01)
      The point of departure is a local incident of ethnic violence in Kibaale District in western Uganda. Very few people were killed, yet it received enormous attention in the media and general public, and the incident was ...
    • Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Preventing Drug Diversion through Supply Chain Management 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:4, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Drug supply is an essential component of health care systems, accounting for 10-30% of health care costs. Drugs can be expensive, and willingness to pay for drugs is high, creating the danger that employees will divert ...
    • Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2006:3, Report, 2006-01-01)
      Designed to promote efficiency and expand access to health care services by leveraging financial contributions from patients, user fee systems are in place in government and private facilities throughout the world. Yet, ...
    • Corruption in Emergencies: What Role for Media? 

      Mortensen, Gemma (U4 Issue 2006:5, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      As part of a broader analysis of corruption in emergencies, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre initiated a dialogue on the role(s) of the media. On 30 May 2006, a working meeting held at NORAD offi ces in Oslo brought ...
    • To Pay or not to Pay? Citizens' Views on Taxation by Local Authorities in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (REPOA Special Paper 18, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      Widespread tax evasion reflected in persistent public resistance to pay is seen as part of the problem of raising local government revenues in Tanzania. Dealing with the policy problem of revenue enhancement and tax evasion ...
    • Fiscal Decentralisation and Corruption - A Brief Overview of the Issues 

      Kolstad, Ivar; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (U4 Issue 2006:3, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      A frequently used argument for fiscal decentralisation is that it increases accountability in the spending and raising of public funds, by moving government closer to the people. At the same time, there are concerns that ...
    • Stones on the Road: the Politics of Participation and the Generation of Crisis in Bolivia 

      McNeish, John-Andrew (Bulletin of Latin American Research vol. 25 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-01-01)
    • Corruption in the Health Sector 

      Norberg, Carin; Vian, Taryn (U4 Issue 2006:1, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      This U4 Issue presents some essential resources for anyone promoting anti-corruption in the health sector, or otherwise wanting to learn about the challenges of corruption in the health sector. The text is originally ...
    • Mid-term Evaluation Report of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), Afghanistan 

      Barakat, Sultan; Strand, Arne (Research report, 2006-01-01)
      Twenty-five years of conflict has left Afghanistan with a profound need for extensive intervention to address reconstruction and development requirements, particularly in rural areas, many of which were never reached by ...
    • Fighting for Prosperity: Reflections on the Crisis and Politics of Poverty in Bolivia 

      McNeish, John-Andrew (Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies vol. 36 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-01-01)
    • Knowledge Management for Anti-Corruption 

      Mathisen, Harald; Duncan, Nick (U4 Issue 2006:2, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      This Issue looks at the following questions: What is knowledge management and why does it matter? How can knowledge management systems be analysed and ranked? Are the U4 partner agencies collectively and individually good ...
    • Resourcing Development: Opportunities for Fiscal Self-reliance in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Conference object, 2006-01-01)
      Presentation at the Natural Resources Management Programme Workshop, 2 - 3 October 2006
    • Corruption in the Education Sector 

      U4 (U4 Issue 2006:4, Research report, 2006-01-01)
      The U4 theme page on Corruption in the Education sector provides essential resources about the challenges posed by corruption in the education sector with a focus on development co-operation and the implementation of aid ...