• Aid Effectiveness to Infrastructure: A Comparative Study of East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa . Synthesis Paper 

      Jerve, Alf Morten; Nissanke, Machiko (JBICI Research Paper 36-4, Research report, 2008-08-26)
      Responding to a renewed call for aid to economic infrastructure, the JBIC Institute launched a study on effectiveness of aid to infrastructure projects. While the analysis of the effectiveness of infrastructure projects - ...
    • 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 ...
    • Business Climate Surveys: Experiences from Ghana, Mozambique, and South Africa 

      Kaufmann, Friedrich; Madelung, Philip; Spatz, Julius; Wegmann, Mattia (U4 Brief 2008:4, Report, 2008-02-01)
      Improving the Business and Investment Climate (BIC) has become an important topic in the international discourse on private sector development. Partner governments and donor organisations alike have started to focus more ...
    • Can Ghana's Institutions Withstand the Resource Curse? 

      Amundsen, Inge (Conference object, 2013-11-19)
      In his presentation ' Can Ghana avoid the resource curse?' , Dr Inge Amundsen provides an overview of the economic and political explanations and consequences of the resource curse, presents the analytically important ...
    • Corruption, corruption prevention, and good governance 

      Amundsen, Inge (Others, 2012-11-14)
      A one-day programme on Good Governance and Corruption Prevention in the Petroleum Sector , in Elmina, Ghana. Arranged by Petrad for Norad's " Oil for Development " programme, as a part of a two-week training programme ...
    • Distributing mining wealth to communities in Ghana: Addressing problems of elite capture and political corruption 

      Standing, André; Hilson, Gavin (U4 Issue 2013:5, Research report, 2013-05-30)
      In the context of a mining boom in Africa, a critical consideration is how governments use increased mineral wealth to foster development, particularly in rural communities where mining takes place. While many African ...
    • Ghana fant olje - kan det gå bra? 

      Amundsen, Inge (Others, 2012-11-28)
      (Op-ed.) Ghana found oil in 2011 - in modest quantities. With its good management and good governance, there is reason to believe Ghana will avoid falling into the "resource curse" trap.
    • 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 ...
    • Political economy of the mining sector in Ghana 

      Ayee, Joseph; Søreide, Tina; Shukla, G. P.; Le, Tuan Minh (Policy Research Working Paper WPS5730, Research report, 2011-08-12)
      With a focus on the institutional set-up and the political environment as central to understanding and rectifying the poor impact of mining on Ghana’s economic development, this paper highlights the vulnerabilities in ...
    • Shrinking oil: Does weak governance and corruption reduce volumes of oil produced? 

      Al-Kasim, Farouk; Søreide, Tina; Williams, Aled (U4 Issue 2010:3, Research report, 2010-06-18)
      Prominent contributions to the resource curse literature suggest that weak governance and corruption are key factors behind continued poverty in resource-rich countries. How poor governance and corruption influence revenue ...
    • Taxation and State Building in Developing Countries 

      Bräutigam, Deborah; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Moore, Mick (Book, 2008-01-01)
      Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ from those experienced historically by OECD countries, yet patterns ...
    • Taxing the urban boom: property taxation in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Ali, Merima; Goodfellow, Tom (CMI Insight 2017:1, Report, 2017-03-01)
      The growth of Africa’s towns and cities has outpaced local governments’ capacity for service delivery in terms of management, infrastructure, and financing. As a result, many African towns and cities are now faced with a ...
    • When Men do Women's Work: Structural Adjustment, Unemployment and Changing Gender Relations in the Informal Economy of Accra, Ghana 

      Overå, Ragnhild (Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 45 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007-11-30)
      Economic crisis and structural adjustment in Ghana have put large numbers of formal sector employees and civil servants out of work. This informalisation process has gendered consequences. Unemployed people, rural-urban ...