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    Fragility Commission evidence session 3: State capacity

    The Commission’s third evidence session, which took place at LSE on 11 July 2017, focused on the topic of generating effective state capacity. Witnesses included Sir Michael Barber, Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates; Sanjeev Gupta, Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF; Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru, Former Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s...

    14 Aug 2017

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    Sanjeev Gupta: Supporting tax and budget systems in fragile states

    Sanjeev Gupta, Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), outlines lessons learned from the IMF's work in assisting fragile states with their tax and budget systems.

    24 Jul 2017

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    Alex Thier: Effecting change in fragile states

    Alex Thier, executive director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), lists three key lessons from decades of experience working with international donors to effect change and build capacity in fragile states.

    24 Jul 2017

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    Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru: Transforming public institutions

    Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, former head of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service, speaks about her experience reforming and increasing the capacity of the country's tax authority.

    24 Jul 2017

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    Building capacity in fragility: Key lessons from Fragility Commission’s 3rd evidence session

    Generating effective government capacity is key to growth and development in fragile situations. However, many obstacles prevent governments from building up this capacity including an overwhelming list of problems to solve, weak leadership, corruption within institutions, and pressure from donors. In fragile and conflict situations, governments often have little...

    24 Jul 2017 | Emilie Yam

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    Fragility Commission evidence session 2: Legitimate government (Part 2)

    The Commission’s second evidence session, which took place at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 8 June 2017, focused on the topic of building legitimate government. Witnesses include: Keith Biddle O.B.E. (Former Inspector General of Police, Sierra Leone), Pravin Gordhan (MP, South Africa), Hedi Larbi (Harvard Kennedy School), Christina Murray (University of...

    12 Jul 2017

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    Fragility Commission evidence session 2: Legitimate government (Part 1)

    The Commission’s second evidence session, which took place at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 8 June 2017, focused on the topic of building legitimate government. Witnesses include: Keith Biddle O.B.E. (Former Inspector General of Police, Sierra Leone), Pravin Gordhan (MP, South Africa), Hedi Larbi (Harvard Kennedy School), Christina Murray (University of...

    12 Jul 2017

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    Fragility Commission 3rd Evidence Session: Generating effective state capacity

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s third evidence session took place at the London School of Economics on 11 July 2017 and was focused on the topic of generating effective state capacity. In fragile situations, governments typically have little capacity. This must be recognised not only as a problem to be addressed but also as a constraint upon what government...

    11 July 2017

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    Road to legitimacy: Takeaways from the Fragility Commission’s 2nd evidence session

    The road to reforming and rebuilding the legitimacy of a state and its institutions is long and difficult. Elections, even when free and fair, are only a piece of the foundation upon which a state must re-establish trust with citizens and can start to rebuild public services, infrastructure, and its economy. “People don’t need ideas, they need bread.” This statement...

    20 Jun 2017 | Emilie Yam

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    Fragility Commission 2nd Evidence Session: Building legitimate government

    The LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission’s second evidence session took place at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government on 8 June 2017 and was focused on the topic of building legitimate government. In fragile and conflict situations, government has little legitimacy with citizens. This both constrains what government can effectively do, and the ability to change the...

    8 June 2017