• Access to Formal Banking and Household Finances: Experimental Evidence from India 

      Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:1, Working paper, 2017-02-01)
      Access to formal banking is spreading across the world. Obtaining a bank account may transform how people manage their finances, and affect their savings and consumption. We report from a field experiment that randomly ...
    • Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants 

      Rahman, Mustafizur; Ahamad, Mazbahul Golam; Islam, A K M Nazrul; Amin, Muhammad Al (CPD-CMI Working Paper 3, Research report, 2012-11-01)
      The paper analyses the indices of trends and patterns of India-Bangladesh bilateral agriculture trade, and estimates the short and long-run elasticities of the determinants of this trade by using descriptive statistics and ...
    • Civil Society Procurement Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities 

      De Simone, Francesco; Shah, Shruti (A New Role for Citizens in public Procurement, Chapter, 2012-01-01)
      The article provides an overview of the involvement of civil society organiza!ons and citizens in public procurement. It analyses the main challenges and opportuni!es arising from civil society procurement monitoring ...
    • Complaints mechanisms in health organizations 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2013:6, Report, 2013-10-23)
      Strategies to increase transparency and accountability often include complaints mechanisms by which organisations can respond to individual suspicions of corruption and other grievances. This Brief discusses how complaints ...
    • Enforcement of water rights 

      Côrtes, Lara; Gianella, Camila; Wilson, Bruce (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 9, Report, 2016-05-01)
      In 2010, a UN Resolution explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS). But has this international recognition improved the ability of poor and marginalized people to secure access to water? Of the ...
    • Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies? 

      Passas, Nikos (U4 Issue 2015:10, Research report, 2015-01-01)
      Many informal cash-based economies run parallel financial systems that are very different to the Western banking concept. Such countries are perceived to have a high risk of money laundering. Looking at Afghanistan, Somalia, ...
    • Gendercide and marginalisation – An initial review of the knowledge base 

      Wang, Vibeke; Hatlebakk, Magnus; Tønnessen, Liv; Mæstad, Ottar; Telle, Kari (CMI Report R 2019:04, Research report, 2019-05-01)
    • Increasing trust in the bank to enhance savings: Experimental evidence from India 

      Mehrotra, Rahul; Somville, Vincent; vandewalle, Lore (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:01, Working paper, 2016-01-01)
      Recent evidence highlights the importance of trust in explaining bank account savings. According to economic theory, repeated interactions can play a crucial role in shaping trust. We designed the first field experiment ...
    • Kinship, Caste and Health: Illness and Treatment in Upland Orissa 

      Bell, Clive; van Dillen, Susanne (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:6, Working paper, 2018-04-01)
      This paper investigates whether an individual’s relationship to the head of household and caste are associated with the level of his or her morbidity and, in the event of illness, the treatment received. Surveys of 279 ...
    • Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in Meghalaya, India 

      Stokke, Hugo (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 2, Report, 2017-03-01)
      Land in Meghalaya, India, was traditionally agricultural land, owned by the community. With increasing privatization and rising commercial value of land for non-agricultural use, many owners have sold the land for mining ...
    • Litigating the right to heath in India: Can litigation fix a health system in crisis? 

      Wahi, Namita (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 4, Report, 2012-05-31)
      There is a healthcare crisis in India. Health indicators are dismal. 25% of the world’s maternal deaths every year, occur in India. 47% of all children in India are underweight. Health rights litigation has highlighted ...
    • Love in Law – The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons 

      Kolmannskog, Vikram (CMI Brief no. 2018:06, Report, 2018-11-01)
      On 6 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court delivered a 493-pages-long verdict on LGBT rights and love. “Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India” is arguably one of the most progressive and comprehensive verdicts that the ...
    • Managing Aid Exit and Transformation. Lessons from Botswana, Eritrea, India, Malawi and South Africa. Synthesis Report 

      Slob, Anneke; Jerve, Alf Morten (Research report, 2008-10-28)
      What are the consequences in the recipient countries, when donor countries close down their bilateral aid programmes? Are exit practices consistent with established principles of partnership and mutuality in development ...
    • Mecanismos para presentar denuncias en organismos de salud 

      Vian, Taryn (U4 Brief 2014:7, Report, 2014-06-10)
      Las estrategias para aumentar la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas suelen incluir mecanismos por medio de los cuales los organismos pueden responder a sospechas específicas de corrupción u otras formas de inconformidad. ...
    • Mixed incentives: Adopting ICT innovations for transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption 

      Davies, Tim; Fumega, Silvana (U4 Issue 2014:4, Research report, 2014-06-17)
      Governments adopt anti-corruption-related ICT innovations for many reasons. Different motivations for adopting these technologies shape the way they are put into practice and the anti-corruption impacts they may have. ICT ...
    • Mobility, Entitlement and Perceptions of Inequality 

      Seiermann, Julia (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:2, Working paper, 2017-02-01)
      This paper proposes a model how individuals form beliefs on inequality based on their own and their family’s experience. A person’s income is determined by their effort and family background. Individuals do not know the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India 

      Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore (IHEID Working Paper 01-2015, Research report, 2015-03-19)
      A growing share of the world population is getting access to a formal bank account. This allows a move from cash to account based payments. Grounding our hypothesis in behavioral economics, we conjecture that being paid ...
    • Strained Fraternity. Identity Formations, Migration and Social Transformation among Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India 

      Paus, Nicolay (Master thesis, 2005-01-01)
      This dissertation deals with the situation of the Sri Lankan refugees who have fled to the Indian State of Tamil Nadu - primarily due to the escalating civil war. Their situation in India has been shaped by a series of ...
    • Tribal marginalization in India: Social exclusion and protective law 

      Søreide, Kavita Navlani (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 4, Report, 2013-01-01)
      At the time of independence, India used protective law to address fears that its tribal majority regions would be marginalized vis-a-vis the larger, more developed states of the new nation. The ‘Sixth Schedule’ was written ...