Governance & Fragility

Governance & Fragility

Governance has become a major concern for both donors and aid recipient countries since the late 1980s. Very poor quality governance is also one of the defining characteristics of state fragility, and social unrest and violence may both exacerbate and be caused by weak institutions. Our work draws on some 80 studies prepared by UNU-WIDER’s global network.

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The global landscape of poverty has been changing quite dramatically during recent years.

UNU-WIDER / Dec 2013

The research programme ReCom – Research and communication on foreign aid – is ending this year. There is a large and unique collection of research...

December 2013

Recently the UNU-WIDER communications specialist Carl-Gustav Lindén had the opportunity to ask from Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury what does it takes to...

December 2013

Over the last decade there has been increasing demand to make research more useful and applicable for policy-making.

Article / Nov 2013
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One of the more difficult issues aid organizations are facing is how to plan and conduct interventions in fragile situations where armed conflict i...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Oct 2013
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Despite many successful transitions towards peace and multiparty electoral systems there are still 47 fragile states and economies in the world acc...

CARL-GUSTAV LINDÉN / Oct 2013

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