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  • Publication - Country study

    State fragility in Lebanon: Proximate causes and sources of resilience

    This country study is published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    18 Apr 2018 | Bilal Malaeb

  • Publication - Country study

    The origin and persistence of state fragility in Burundi

    This country study is published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    18 Apr 2018 | Janvier D. Nkurunziza

  • Publication - Country study

    Building legitimacy and state capacity in protracted fragility: The case of Afghanistan

    This country study is published by the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

    18 Apr 2018 | Nematullah Bizhan

  • Event

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

    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...

    19 April 2018

  • Event

    IGC at the World Bank Spring Meetings 2018

    State fragility is arguably the greatest challenge facing development today.  The share of the extreme poor in fragile and conflict-affected areas could rise to as much as 60 percent. Previously considered to be a phenomenon of low-income countries, fragility now afflicts middle- and even high-income countries, such as those in the Middle East. Given these countries’...

    18 April 2018

  • Blog post

    Informal taxation in rural Kenya

    The informal taxation system in Kenya is widespread and regressive. It responds to changes in permanent income, rather than temporary income, suggesting that permanent income increases are important for public goods provision. A central question in development economics is how to fund public goods such as water resources, roads, and schools. The standard mechanism of doing...

    21 Mar 2018 | Michael Walker

  • Event

    Towards 2025: why national competitiveness matters

    The aim of this REPOA workshop supported by the IGC is to provoke and promote policy dialogue and research on the importance of competitiveness in the transformation of the Tanzanian economy. The event arrives at an important stage in the country’s development, halfway through the implementation of the Long-Term Perspective Plan (LTPP), 2011/2012-2025/2026. This provides...

    4–5 April 2018

  • Blog post

    US foreign aid: How is it spent?

    Angus Deaton argues that 3-5 million Americans are “as destitute as the world’s poorest people”, and wants us to adjust aid spending accordingly. His argument has flaws: he mixes data and ignores the fact that the US is already spending a lot more domestically than abroad. In late January 2018, Angus Deaton, 2015 Nobel Prize winner for his work on welfare and...

    19 Mar 2018 | Theres Lessing

  • News Item

    Fragility Commission Chair David Cameron testifies before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    On 13 March 2018, David Cameron testified before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the need for the international community to change how it delivers aid to fragile states. His testimony previewed some of the key recommendations from the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, which he is chairing. Speaking before Committee...

    14 Mar 2018

  • Event

    Research dissemination workshop: Government demand and firm performance

    Can government procurement be used as an effective instrument to promote local industrial development?  A few governments in Africa and the developing world have established reservation policies that favour domestic firms over import competition in public procurement. However, very little research has been conducted to assess the effectiveness of these programs. Are...

    14 March 2018