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    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

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    James Mwangi: Challenges for private sector in fragile states

    James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of the Equity Group Holdings Plc, talks about the opportunities and challenges for businesses operating in fragile states.

    24 Oct 2017

  • Blog post

    Risky business: Takeaways from the Fragility Commission’s 4th evidence session

    In fragile environments, experts agree that strengthening the private sector is the key to economic and social progress. However, this is undermined by limited risk appetite and weak state capacity when investing and operating in fragile environments. LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development In its fourth evidence session, held at the the London...

    24 Oct 2017 | Emilie Yam

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    Minouche Shafik: Recovering fragile economies through the private sector

    Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, discusses the importance of a healthy private sector in the recovery of fragile economies.

    23 Oct 2017

  • Event

    Evidence session 5: Building resilience to shocks

    Countries facing fragility and conflict lack resilience to conflict and other shocks – conflict, economic instability, poverty, climate change, epidemics, and fragility tend to feed off each other in a negative cycle. The end of the commodity price boom represents a major economic shock for most of the developing world, especially Africa. The recent outbreak of Ebola in...

    28 September 2017

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    Evidence session 5: Building resilience to shocks

    The Commission’s fifth evidence session, which took place at LSE on 28 September 2017, focused on the topic of building resilience. Witnesses include: Debbie Hillier, Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser at Oxfam; Herbert M’cleod, Country Director for IGC Sierra Leone and IGC Liberia; Peter Sands, Research Fellow at Harvard University; Clare Shakya, Director of the...

    11 Oct 2017

  • Event

    Evidence session 4: Promoting private sector development

    In fragile environments that suffer from unstable and corrupt political regimes and difficult business climates, there is an increasing consensus that strengthening the private sector can be vital to economic and social progress. Private business is often able to operate even in the absence of stable government and therefore presents a promising growth opportunity for...

    27 September 2017

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Evidence session 4: Promoting private sector development

    The Commission’s fourth evidence session, which took place at LSE on 27 September 2017, focused on the topic of promoting private sector development. Witnesses include: Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa; Hisham El-Khazindar, Co-Founder and Managing...

    11 Oct 2017

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    Evidence session 5: Building resilience to shocks

    11 Oct 2017