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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 |

  • 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

  • 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

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    From fragile cities to renewal (World Economic Forum panel)

    Fragility Commission Chair David Cameron spoke at this event on fragile cities at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos. More than 239 cities around the world are classified as fragile due to pollution, conflict, terrorism, unemployment and lack of electricity coverage, among other factors. What is needed to upgrade urban spaces to better protect the...

    7 Feb 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Roundtable: Innovations in fragile environments

    The Fragility Commission organised a roundtable on ‘Innovations in fragile environments’ at the LSE on 30 October 2017 to learn from practitioners about the emerging technologies in the field: how they see these technologies helping in fragile environments, what challenges prevent wider adoption, and how to make them more impactful.

    8 Nov 2017

  • Blog post

    The Fragility Commission’s final evidence session: The power of resilience

    Countries facing fragility and conflict lack resilience to shocks, which feed off each other in a negative cycle. Identifying policies to build resilience, and recover and learn from shocks, can prevent future crises stemming from instability. In its fifth and final evidence session, held at the London School of Economics (LSE) on 28 September, the LSE-Oxford Commission...

    26 Oct 2017 | Emilie Yam

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Merli Baroudi: Jump starting growth in fragile states

    Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), explains how support for private sector projects in fragile states can have a demonstration effect and jump start growth.

    24 Oct 2017