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    The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone

    This event launches the Sierra Leone country case study The underlying causes of fragility and instability in Sierra Leone and discusses the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's report Escaping the fragility trap.  It is anticipated that by 2030, about half of the world’s poor will be living in fragile states. Fragile societies are trapped in a...

    24 July 2018

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    A new approach to state fragility

    CIFAR, IGC, and the British Academy are convening thought leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society for a robust conversation about Escaping the fragility trap – the recent report of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. Estimates suggest that by 2030, half of the world’s poor will live in countries that are...

    28 June 2018

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    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

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    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

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    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 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

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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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    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

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    State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress

    The International Growth Centre (IGC) Bangladesh Programme hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘State Fragility, Growth and Development: Bangladesh’s Progress’ on 27 April 2017 in Dhaka with Former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron. The roundtable was chaired by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Founder & Executive Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). The IGC...

    27 April 2017

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    LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission - Launch event

    The LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development was launched on 16 March 2017 at an evening event at the LSE's Shaw Library. It featured an opening speech by Former UK Prime Minister and Commission Chair David Cameron and a talk by Professor Paul Collier, academic director of the commission. Mr Cameron and Professor Collier were joined in a panel...

    16 March 2017