Showing all Publications in State Fragility

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Exchange rate reform in Sudan

    Since 2018, Sudan had been in severe economic distress, with a growing divergence between the official and parallel exchange rates and high and rising inflation, fueled by Sudan’s significant fiscal deficit, which reached 11% of GDP in 2019. With limited access to financial markets and concessional financing, Sudan was bridging the fiscal deficit...

    23 Oct 2021 | Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Motór sira ba kresimentu no transformasaun setoriál Timor-Leste nian (Rezumu)

    21 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Os motores do crescimento e da transformação sectorial de Timor-Leste (Resumo)

    21 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Timor-Leste's drivers of growth and structural transformation (Summary)

    21 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

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    Publication - Policy paper

    Timor-Leste’s drivers of growth and sectoral transformation

    This policy paper discusses policy priorities to realise Timor-Leste’s socio-economic potential on its path to middle-income status, focusing on fisheries, agriculture, and tourism as key sectors for economic transformation and analysing the role of infrastructure investment, financing frameworks, and digital innovation in making this possible. See below for summaries...

    8 Jun 2021 | Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan, Joevas Asare, Moussa Saab

  • Publication - Case study

    AgDevCo in Malawi: A case study of the higher costs – and notable impact – of investing in challenging contexts

    Firms and investors face high risks and costs when entering and operating in challenging environments, but their investments can provide considerable social and economic benefits. This case study explores how AgDevCo’s investments in Malawi demonstrate these dynamics and motivate the case for public funding to be used to offset the costs of pioneering in difficult settings.

    22 Mar 2021 | Chris Isaac, Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Strengthening development finance in fragile contexts

    Pioneering firms have the potential to achieve significant social and economic benefits in fragile and conflict‑affected settings. However, these contexts involve higher risks and costs, which dissuades pioneers and investors. In this policy paper, we argue that the public good these firms provide warrants the use of public funds to offset the costs of pioneering in these...

    22 Mar 2021 | Paul Collier, Sebastian Kriticos, Camilla Sacchetto , Sarah Logan

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États fragiles

    Il est essentiel d’élargir l’accès à l’énergie dans les contextes fragiles pour que ces milieux puissent se remettre de COVID-19 et échapper à la fragilité. Ce document d’orientation accompagne l’appel à l’action lancé par le Conseil sur la fragilité des États et le G7+ sur le thème “Stimuler les investissements dans l’énergie dans les États...

    2 Mar 2021 | Sarah Logan, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Scaling energy investments in fragile states

    Expanding energy access in fragile contexts is critical for these settings to recover from COVID-19 and escape fragility. This policy paper accompanies the call to action issued by the Council on State Fragility and g7+ on ‘Powering up energy investments in fragile states’, which calls for a new approach for scaling energy access in fragile contexts.

    24 Feb 2021 | Sarah Logan, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Priorities for renewable energy investment in fragile states

    State fragility is strongly linked to prevalent climate hazards and poor energy access. Conflict, poverty, and poor governance increase countries’ vulnerability to climate change threats, while access to electricity – especially renewable – is lowest in fragile settings. Four key factors make the scaling of renewable energy investment in fragile and...

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