Escaping the fragility trap: Launch event with David Cameron and Donald Kaberuka

Past Event Center for Global Development, Washington DC State and State Fragility initiative

The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development co-host a conversation with David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Donald Kaberuka, High Representative on the African Union Peace Fund, to discuss the need for a new global approach to state fragility. Cameron and Kaberuka chair the Fragility Commission and are launching the Commission’s report Escaping the fragility trap, which makes the case for urgent action and outlines recommendations for how domestic and international actors can do things differently.

A second panel discussion delves deeper into the challenges of economic policy management in fragile and conflict affected states. Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and Academic Director of the Fragility Commission, discusses the key takeaways from the Commission’s report. Charles Collyns, Director of the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), presents the findings and recommendations of the recent IEO evaluation of the IMF's work on fragile states, and Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, former Minister in Yemen and former UN Assistant Secretary General, discusses her experience tackling these challenges in Yemen and beyond.

You can register to attend the event in person or online hereA livestream of the event is available below.