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    Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS)

    Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies is a research and policy analysis institute working on international relations and Myanmar foreign policy.
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    South Sudan: A political economy analysis

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017
    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of South Sudan.
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    Malawi: A political economy analysis

    Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017
    This report provides a comprehensive political economy analysis of contemporary Malawi. The country epitomises the primacy of patrimonial politics – including endemic corruption – with a powerful presidency at the helm and a weak legislature, although with a largely independent judiciary.
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    Access to formal banking and household finances: Experimental evidence from India

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    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 provides access to a bank account to a representative sample of villagers in rural India.
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    Mobility, entitlement and perceptions of inequality

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    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 true importance of effort in this equation, but estimate it based on their own and their family’s past experience.
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    Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in Meghalaya, India

    Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017
    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 operations. So-called rat-hole coal mining has resulted in environmental degradation as well as in the loss of lives of miners, most of whom are from outside the state.
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    The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) in Malawi: Selected findings on gender

    The Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg, 2017
    Malawi’s  context  raises  a  number  of  challenges  that  the  government,  traditional  leaders,  civil society, and the development community are working to address.
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    Preventing corruption in community mineral beneficiation schemes

    U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2017
    This paper analyses patterns of corruption and corruption risks related to community mineral beneficiation schemes (CMBSs) that distribute benefits funded by mineral revenues to communities. It analyses insights from existing scholarship on CMBSs, evidence from seven cases of corruption, and lessons from guidance documents on reducing corruption in the mining value chain.
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    Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (TWG-FCAS)

    Healthcare in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) remains a real challenge, with poor performance on many health-related goals.
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    The urbanisation-construction- migration nexus in 5 cities in south Asia

    LSE Research Online, 2015
    This briefing note is the outcome of a DFID-SARH commissioned research project (March 2014 – October 2015) on the “Urbanisation-Construction-Migration Ne

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