• Are Rural Youth in Ethiopia Abandoning Agriculture? 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (World Development vol. 64 no. 259-272, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-12-01)
      This study examines current land access and livelihood choices of rural youth in Southern Ethiopia. We found that youth in rural south have limited access to agricultural land because of land scarcity and land market ...
    • Building Blocks for Peace An Evaluation of the Training for Peace in Africa Programme 

      Tjønneland, Elling N.; Wimpelmann, Torunn; Paterson, Anna; Albertyn, Chris; Fleming, David; Hills, Alice (Evaluation Department 6/14, Research report, 2014-11-07)
      The Training for Peace in Africa programme (TfP) was initiated in 1995 and has been fully funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is implemented to five partners organisations in Africa and Norway. The ...
    • Capital flight from Africa - with a little help from the banks 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Heggstad, Kari K. (Fuga de Capitais E a Política de Desenvolvimento a Favor dos Mais Pobres em Angola [Capital Flight and Pro-Poor Development Policy in Angola], Chapter, 2014-01-01)
      Africa is a source of large-scale capital flight. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on how banks facilitate capital flight from Africa. There is growing evidence that subsidiaries of the world’s major banks have ...
    • 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 ...
    • Colonial legacy, state-building and the salience of ethnicity in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Ali, Merima; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Jiang, Boqian; Shifa, Abdulaziz B. (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:16, Working paper, 2015-01-01)
      Ethnicity has received increased attention in studies of Africa's economic and institutional development. We present evidence on the long-term effects of Britain's "divide-and-rule" colonial strategy that deliberately ...
    • Combating illicit financial flows and related corruption in Africa: Towards a more integrated and effective approach 

      Goredema, Charles (U4 Issue 2011:12, Research report, 2011-10-01)
      The relationship between anti-money laundering and anti-corruption strategies is a key issue for developing countries. Corruption and money laundering cannot be effectively addressed solely by the specialised agencies ...
    • Demokratiassistanse i Afrika 

      Amundsen, Inge (Others, 2011-11-23)
      Kurs i "Demokratiassistanse og demokratisering", Senter for etter- og videreutdanning (SEVU), Universitetet i Bergen. 11. november 2011
    • Joint Land Certification and Intra-household Decision-making: Towards Empowerment of Wives? 

      Holden, Stein; Bezu, Sosina (Centre for Land Tenure Studies Working Paper, Research report, 2013-01-01)
      We have used gender-disaggregated household panel data from 2007 and 2012 in combination with dictator games and hawk-dove games to assess the effects of joint land certification of husbands and wives on wives’ involvement ...
    • Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Jacobsen, Sigrid Klæboe; Ringstad, Peter Henriksen; Ngowi, Honest Prosper (Book, 2017-11-01)
      Several African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, capital flows to tax havens are one factor limiting the benefits of economic growth for ordinary Africans. It is estimated that ...
    • 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 ...
    • Local government revenue mobilisation in Anglophone Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Heggstad, Kari K. (Others, 2013-01-01)
      Many local governments in Africa have inadequate resources to deliver the services for which they are responsible. This paper examines opportunities and constraints to improving local revenue mobilisation by urban councils ...
    • Local government taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review and an agenda for research 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Chambas, Gérard; Brun, Jean-Francois (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:2, Working paper, 2014-03-01)
      This paper reviews the state of knowledge on local government revenue systems in Africa, with a particular focus on commonalties and differences between Francophone and Anglophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...
    • Making transparency work in Africa's marine fisheries 

      Standing, André (U4 Issue 2011:11, Research report, 2011-10-01)
      Global problems facing the marine fisheries sector, including overfishing and the marginalization of the small-scale sector, are leading to increased international awareness of the need to improve transparency in fisheries ...
    • National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation 

      Assembe-Mvondo, Samuel (U4 Issue 2015:9, Research report, 2015-04-01)
      The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces of legislation as well as implementing ...
    • Peoples' views of taxation in Africa: A review of research on determinants of tax compliance 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Schulz-Herzenberg, Collette; Sjursen, Ingrid Hoem (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:7, Working paper, 2012-10-10)
      What are the key determinants of taxpayer compliance? And which features of citizen-state relations govern attitudes and behaviour regarding taxation? This paper examines the analytical foundation, methodological approaches ...
    • Property Taxation in Developing Countries 

      Ali, Merima; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Katera, Lucas (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 1, Report, 2017-03-01)
      Property tax (PT) raises on average revenues of less than 1% of GDP in developing countries. In many African countries it contributes far less than 0.5%. Following such low contribution, there is a growing eagerness among ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape 

      Tjønneland, Elling N.; Alden, Chris; van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni; Abdenur, Adriana Erthal; Neto, Danilo Marcondes de Souza (CMI Report R 2014:4, Research report, 2014-11-01)
      The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the political profile of these rising ...
    • Rural-urban Youth Migration and Informal Self-Employment in Ethiopia 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (Research report, 2014-11-01)
      Empirical studies in the migration literature indicate that migration is often welfare improving for the migrant. But it is also possible that youth migrants become more susceptible and less competitive in urban areas ...