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    Scaling up development finance can bring peace in fragile countries

    The number of people living in poverty in fragile and conflict-affected countries is estimated to reach 360 million by 2030. Lifting people out of poverty in places affected by low government capacity, poor infrastructure and high political and economic risk and uncertainty is a critical challenge and key to addressing global problems such as conflict, migration,...

    21 Jun 2022 | Rafat Al-Akhali

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    Reinvigorating Yemen’s electricity system: Avenues for reform in the midst of war

    The power generation system in Yemen is in a very poor state and urgently needs to be resuscitated.  Achieving this will require switching to cheaper and renewable energy sources like solar, making key repairs to the transmission and distribution system, restoring livelihoods to off-grid communities through decentralised renewable energy systems, and making fundamental...

    12 Jan 2022 | Neil McCulloch

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    العنوان الرئيسي: المشكلة الأكثر إلحاحًا في اليمن ليست الحرب، بل الاقتصاد. العنوان الفرعي: تركز جهود الوكالات الدولية على الأزمة الإنسانية بدلًا من الظروف الاقتصادية التي تسببت بها.

    To read this blog in English click here. بقلم: رأفت الأكحلي  في 22 سبتمبر، تعهد المانحون في اختتام اجتماع الأمم المتحدة الرفيع المستوى، والذي استضافته السّويد وسويسرا والاتحاد الأوروبي معًا، بتقديم 600 مليون دولار...

    23 Nov 2021 | Rafat Al-Akhali

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    Yemen’s most pressing problem isn’t war. It’s the economy

    To read the blog in Arabic click here /انقر هنا للقراءة باللغة العربية On Sept. 22, a high-level United Nations meeting co-hosted by Sweden, Switzerland, and the European Union concluded with donors pledging an additional $600 million toward the U.N.’s $3.85 billion humanitarian response plan for Yemen. These pledges are vital, but...

    17 Nov 2021 | Rafat Al-Akhali

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    Four ideas to bring clean power to fragile states

    Energy access has the potential to catalyse enormous social and economic gains in fragile states. Below are four ideas from global leaders to make this a reality.  Affordable and reliable electricity is critical to improve education, health, and job creation, and can contribute significantly to peace and stability. Without it, fragile countries will be left even further...

    2 Mar 2021 | Emilie Yam

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    Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    On 24 February, 2021, IGC’s Council on State Fragility and the g7+ Group of 20 fragile and conflict-affected countries launched the Call to Action: Powering up energy investments in fragile states. On this occasion, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (former President of Liberia), Namita Vikas (Founder and managing Partnrs, auctusESG) , David Cameron (Former Prime Minister, United...

    24 Feb 2021 | Siobhan McDonough , Camilla Sacchetto

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    The case for scaling up renewable energy investments in fragile and conflict-affected situations

    The impressive drop in the cost of clean technologies and the local practical potential of solar PV are making renewable energy an increasingly viable option from an economic perspective in fragile settings. Clean energy investment also has direct implications for tackling climate change, improving the socioeconomic inclusion of marginalised groups, and state-building –...

    4 Nov 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto , Nicholas Stern, Charlotte Taylor

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    Power planning in fragile and conflict-affected states

    Traditional methods of energy planning are likely to provide results that may be inappropriate in fragile and conflict-affected countries. The risks of violence and damage, significant delays and cancellations in infrastructure projects, or projects coming in at very high cost, are rife in these states. Security issues can significantly hamper, or make infeasible, the...

    20 Oct 2020 | Morgan Bazilian, Sarah Logan

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    Invest in energy access for a resilient recovery from COVID-19 in fragile environments

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many inequities, both within countries and across the world. The least developed countries and those affected by fragility and conflict have been particularly hard hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, experiencing unprecedented declines in commodity prices and remittances and a collapse in earnings at the household, firm, and national...

    16 Oct 2020 | Sarah Logan

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    Pandemics amidst fragilities: Implications and risks in the time of COVID-19

    The challenges that conflict-affected and fragile settings face in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are distinct and arguably greater than in rest of the world. The current crisis could exacerbate on-going systemic fragilities to a breaking point if not managed promptly. It is critical for response policies in these settings to target contextual sources of fragility...

    8 Apr 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto