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- OrganisationMyanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies is a research and policy analysis institute working on international relations and Myanmar foreign policy.
- DocumentNorwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state of South Sudan.DocumentNorwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2017This 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.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Access 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.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017This 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.DocumentChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2017Land 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.DocumentThe Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg, 2017Malawi’s context raises a number of challenges that the government, traditional leaders, civil society, and the development community are working to address.DocumentU4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2017This 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.OrganisationHealthcare in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) remains a real challenge, with poor performance on many health-related goals.DocumentLSE Research Online, 2015This briefing note is the outcome of a DFID-SARH commissioned research project (March 2014 – October 2015) on the “Urbanisation-Construction-Migration Ne